Personal Experience

Busy and Balance

Busy and Balance 900 675 onpurpose
  “No person, no place, and no thing has any power over us, for ‘we’ are the only thinkers in our mind. When we create peace and harmony and balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives.” – Louise L. Hay It seems to me that these two words might work against [...]read more

Winds of Change

Winds of Change 900 600 onpurpose
  “Things do not change; we change. “ – Henry David Thoreau I knew enough to know that I needed to write it out, my heart is yearning to express, my thoughts swirling around waiting to land. As soon as I starting typing tears start rolling down my cheeks. So where do I start with [...]read more


Soulmate 900 600 onpurpose
  “Trust your heart if the seas catch fire, live by love though the stars walk backward. “ – EE Cummings I don’t even know where to begin with this one, it feels like it has been writing me. It started two and half years ago, I met someone special online. He is strong, spiritual, [...]read more

Meditation, Grace, and Doing The Dishes

Meditation, Grace, and Doing The Dishes 900 600 onpurpose
  “Be where you are; otherwise you will miss your life.” ―Buddha In my meditation today, I felt it in a way that I felt the depths of my experience of the innerness- my innerness and soul. I felt and saw grace, I felt it wash over my entire being, then I felt myself send [...]read more


Shadow 900 598 onpurpose
  “Shadow work is the path of the Heart Warrior.” – Carl Jung What is the shadow? Our shadow selves are the subconscious parts of ourselves, both positive (light) and negative (dark), which we repress, deny and hide. Shadow work is essential to breaking through to your authentic self. Our shadow selves live in our [...]read more

Grief and Opening

“Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge.”

Eckhart Tolle
Grief and Opening 900 600 onpurpose

The Inner Journey

The Inner Journey 900 560 onpurpose
  The journey for us is an inner journey. It’s that soft, quiet yet ever so powerful voice. It’s our soul speaking, our divinity coming through. It’s unconditional love, purpose and alignment. “Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” – Aristotle As we move through life we find that what is going on in [...]read more

It is What It is…

It is What It is… 900 578 onpurpose
  When I think about my favorite quote for some reason, “ It is what it is,” always pops into my head. When Reverend Josh asked for our favorite quote, that’s what came up for me. A good friend told this to me when I kept rearranging this from the past and was doing the [...]read more


“There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.”

Nelson Mandela
Transformation 900 609 onpurpose

The Fire Within

The Fire Within 900 520 onpurpose
  When I think of the fire within, I think about purpose, passion, connection to the ONE, and living full out. As the four of us speak today, I think about how grateful I am to be among these ladies, and how honored I am to be in front of you today. That brings me [...]read more
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