Daily Prompt: Graceful

It’s been a while since I’ve written. It’s not that I haven’t had things I wanted to share but more the… desire I guess. I’ve previously shared that I have Hashimoto’s and, subsequently, hypothyroid. That, in addition to some unanticipated work stress, has beaten me down over the last couple weeks. It’s almost cyclical. When … More Daily Prompt: Graceful

“Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do ~ Brene Brown

How on earth does one learn to live fearlessly authentic? How can I become a more authentic version of myself. A theme that I took from some of my conversations was vulnerability. A lot of the people that I connected with last week kept thanking me for allowing myself to be vulnerable, telling me that … More “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do ~ Brene Brown

“Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency, and integrity” ~ Janet Louis Stephenson

This week I had the honor of taking part of a training event that made me confront a few of my hangups. I had a conversation with another class participant and she apologized to me. She told me that she pegged me for a super conservative women whose husband likely didn’t let her out much. … More “Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency, and integrity” ~ Janet Louis Stephenson

“There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” ~Alexander the Great

I had a conversation with a coworker a couple weeks ago that got me thinking. Her and I share a medical condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and Hypothyroidism. For those not familiar, Hashimoto’s is an auto-immune disease in which your own body attacks your thyroid. Your thyroid emits hormones that are responsible for regulating your metabolism but … More “There is nothing impossible to him who will try.” ~Alexander the Great

“Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” ~ Rumi

This week has been an interesting one for me. Tomorrow is Friday but I can tell you I fell like I’ve worked 5 days in just the last four. I’m worn out and looking forward to tomorrow. My department is going to have some downtime which we desperately need. I’ve had several conversations this week … More “Today I am wise, so I am changing myself” ~ Rumi

“No one is born a great cook; one learns by doing.” ~ Julia Child

Since November I’ve been taking my lunch to work. The decision was driven by a few things. I was tired of spending money and not being happy with what I was eating. I liked the food but I felt guilty for spending the money. I also needed to start eating better. The best way to … More “No one is born a great cook; one learns by doing.” ~ Julia Child