Mar '15

Why I’m Back

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? 🙂

While I have most definitely thought of you during my absence (and missed you terribly), the thought of returning to the blog often seemed pointless. Haven’t I said it all already? And really, what’s the point?

I know I’m not the only who struggles with such thoughts. I know I’m not alone wondering sometimes if my work really matters, given all the pain and suffering in the world.

Yet no matter how loud those voices screamed at me, the desire to be here never went away. The joy I experienced in connecting with you was always in my heart.

This week, I was challenged by my two closest friends and confidantes to stop “talking” about returning and just WRITE. I even had a deadline to finish at least one post.

Yet even with the loving support (and not-so-gentle kicks in the ass), I wasn’t sure I could.

I wasn’t sure I had anything in me.

I was simply too afraid to show up again.
(and yes, that is very hard to admit publicly.)

As I got up this morning, I asked for help in meeting my “deadline.” I was guided to the 21-day Meditation Experience that Oprah and Deepak Chopra are hosting again. As I opened Day 2 of this series, I burst into tears as I read the day’s centering thought:

I am here to bring more love into the world.

Suddenly, there was no pressure. No need to get it “right.” No need to do anything other than remember that “I am here to bring more love into the world.”

(And by the way, so are you! 🙂 )

I do this by writing what’s in my heart. By giving myself permission to be a messy human, doing the best I can, and sharing what I’ve learned (even if I’m still going thru it).

I cried through the entire meditation and as I opened my eyes, I caught sight of this line from a writing manifesto I downloaded earlier in the week, compliments of Cynthia Morris at Original Impulse:

Writing is an act of love.


So, I’m back.

Letting LOVE lead.

In service AND in LOVE,


Dec '11


This post is in response to today’s writing circle prompt being hosted on the blog of the delightful and ever-inspiring angel-in-residence, Amy Oscar. I was really looking forward to doing the Reverb project this year and when it was “cancelled”, Amy graciously offered this alternative. Please check it out and join us if you can. YOU inspire me. And I love you. ~ LMB

Image credit - Lori Paquette

I’m stepping into something new.


Starting over.


CHOOSING to begin…

Again. (more…)

Oct '11

On Silence, Writing Sober and Loving Myself

Photo credit - Lori Paquette

I don’t want to be the girl that has to fill the silence…
The quiet scares me ’cause it screams the truth.

~ Lyrics from “Sober” by P!nk

I had come to terms with the silence on my blog.

I was comfortable in not needing to fill the space.

I was lying to myself. (more…)

Feb '11

Day 124

photo credit: luigi diamanti

124 days into my #6monthchallenge, I open a Facebook message from a long-time reader and super supporter that read:

Post, baby, post.

I had to chuckle. (more…)

Jan '11

MLK Guest Post

Hello Luvs!

Lots to share this week, so I’ll be back with a vengeance. 🙂 I hope your New Year is off to a great start.

Recently, I was honored by a request from my writing coach, Carol Hess, to participate in her 31-day Ultimate Blog Challenge this month. Carol is a coach’s DREAM partner in using writing to grow a coaching business and her blog, Tame the Writing Monster, provides lots of great tips to do just that.

Her focus this month is OVERWHELM (I think a few of you know a little about that 🙂 ) and my guest post is entitled, “To End the War, Look… Inside.”

As always, let me know what you think.