I’m sure it's not news to you when I say that it’s impossible to go through your days on earth without experiencing some challenging times. Change is the nature of life and it seldom comes easy. But I do want to talk to you today about staying calm and taking care of yourself during the storm. Just because life gets lifey, it doesn’t mean that you have to lose your peace of mind. What I usually see during calamities large and small, is women going into warrior mode. We strap on our crisis hats and get to work. We take charge, make sure everything gets done, handhold everyone else through their emotions and advocate for whomever needs it. Of course all of this goes down while we ... Read More about Keeping it together when life is in havoc
Last week I opened up here about my separation. I cannot even express how heartened I was by the overwhelming love and support I received. Thank you so much. While everything that came back via email was singularly positive, a few people that I’ve seen in person have given me the hairy eyeball. "Why do you share your personal life in such a public way Lorna?" Happy to answer that one. No mask, No apologies I’ve felt strongly about this for a long time. Pretending is just not my thing. A few years back I learned a definition of integrity that I try my best to live by: Integrity--when what you think, what you say and what you do are all in alignment. It isn’t always ... Read More about Why do you share so much Lorna?
I know it’s been a while. Maybe you noticed that I haven’t been in your in box lately. Or maybe you didn’t. Either way, I have certainly felt the passage of each Thursday as it came and went without me hitting send. It has left me with the persistent feeling of something being lost. Since I started writing three and a half years ago I don’t think I’ve ever skipped more than two weeks in a row, and certainly not without letting you know I’d be taking a break. But now it’s been over a month of silence, with no explanation. There is so, so much to what I am about to tell you, but today I’m going to stick to the bare bones; my husband and I are separating. One of the reasons ... Read More about I haven't written….here's why
This election cycle has been loooooong, hasn't it? I first started hearing the vitriol at the end of last summer--2015. To tell you the truth, I was taken aback. We were out for a social evening, standing outside sipping cocktails, when the conversation turned to the primary candidates. After about ten minutes of listening to the back and forth I had to walk away. I simultaneously felt sick to my stomach and dirty, like I needed a long hot shower. What had just happened? After going over it in my head, I realized that the conversation hadn't been about politics at all. It had been personal attack after personal attack on the people running for office. It wasn't, "I don't ... Read More about The Part that People Don't Get about this Election
"I'm not comfortable in a group of women." "People aren't going to want to share." "What if I say something and it gets repeated outside the group?" "What if people judge me?" These are all comments I've heard from women in my life. They are the very real concerns that women have about being in women's groups, whether it is for a retreat, a committee, a group class or even a book club. And since I am co-leading a women's only weekend retreat in November, (if you missed that big announcement you can check out the juicy details here) it seems like the right time to address this. Women sometimes struggle to trust that they are safe with other women. And some women come from a ... Read More about Do you trust other women?