Sweet Desperation and the Gift of Unwanted Emotions

Sweet Desperation and the Gift of Unwanted Emotions

It has only occurred to me several times before, the face of desperation underneath all it’s discomfort.   Desperation hides itself so well. In my bank account. In my relationship. In my family bonds. In my anger and sadness. In my unexpressed grief. In my worn down shoes. In my closet full of clothes that I no longer wear. In   She is like a chameleon who has a beautiful treasure that is wrapped in shards of glass and landmines, can change faces and color at will. Only to be seen by the most gentle and subtle of selves. Only coming out for just the right moment when it’s safe to be understood instead of despised or run from. A few days ago I saw her, and she was the face of a small little girl who desperately wanted to play.   And not just play, but to share that play time with others.   She is a longing for tribe and community.   For the kind of community that you can just sit and be with, roaming around the same house doing what you do, and finding those little moments of togetherness, sharing, and connection in a dance of all dances.   The kind of community who sees more of you than you do and wants to support you in being that. Who values the way that you live and be, the gifts of your emotions and your expression of love and compassion, where there is room for you to act out if you need to, where people make space for your differences and help you and everyone...
How Candace Came out of hiding

How Candace Came out of hiding

It’s often difficult to explain what I do and how I do it to people. To be honest, I still stumble with my words a lot. The best way I know how to share about what I do and the results that come from it is to share it from the words of the women that I work with. Enter: Candace Photographer of Families and Women Entrepreneurs www.candacesmithphotography.com I have watched and witnessed Candace pull herself out of the trenches post breakup, through home transition, and career transition and I have been with her through it all. It was almost like a hurricane hit her life and then she hired me, and we’ve been cleaning up the debris and guiding her into what she really wants to create in her life, helping her integrate, assimilate, feel supported, and have consistency in her life as she re-builds foundations and grows into her womanhood. You might see yourself in Candace even if you’re in a different place in life. Listen to her story as her and I share what it’s like working together and how it’s helped her navigate her life and lighten her load. Candace Says: On Lauren as a teacher and mentor “Lauren is a game changer. From the first session, I noticed things about myself that I didn’t pay attention to before and that changed how I see myself and pretty much everyone and everything else in my life. She see’s through my bullshit and I’ve been able to breakthrough patterns in my life that have been sabotaging me for years. I need consistency and love knowing that...