Opening and Deepening Authenticity

Where are you hiding?

Protecting?

People-pleasing, telling half-truths to yourself and others. OR…Overly complying???

We have been trained and molded into being such “Good Girls.” And, isn’t it interesting that the girls who are making waves in our community, nation and world, are anything but Good?

They are not afraid to speak up. Speak out. Wear different clothes, or different hairstyles. They SHOW UP, in a way that can not be denied. And, sometimes we are in awe. Or envious. But we can’t ignore them they are creating wakes wherever they go.

And, a part of us yearns for a wider reach, or bigger scope of influence. Yet, are we prepared to move outside of the Comfort Zone? To create a bigger version of ourselves by sharing a bigger vision, a controversial view, or an unconventional solution to an issue?

I’ve been responding to everyone else’s requests of me for a long time. Now that Motherhood, Partnership and Corporate employment are not defining me, who am I? The more I deepen in, listening and allowing my truth to come forward, the more I am falling deeper into Love, Self-Acceptance and an IMPLICIT Trust of who I am and what my purpose is. It’s like a gut-rehab of an old house…and seeing the beautiful results that are emerging is So. Very. Exciting.

Let’s dive in, deepen in, open up and discover with some practices you can use too, to get more clear on who you are in these ever-increasing times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Chaos and Ambiguity.

There’s Beauty, Authenticity and Grace on the other side. All components that feed our Authentic Life and Authentic Leadership.

The Mother of Invention

Exploring Mother and Feminine Energy, and the Desire to Problem-Solve

It’s a constant itch for me.  To solve the problem(s) at hand, or search for one in need of solving!

Are you a Fix-It Person too?

When looking for the history of the phrase, “Necissity is the Mother of Invention” Wikipedia showed me this:

“the basis of invention is science, and science is almost wholly the outgrowth of pleasurable intellectual curiosity.”

And it’s not easy to sit still, feel the itch and not scratch it.  When is it OK to let it be?  When is it best to feel the comfort of scratching, knowing that it may make it worse?

Let’s dive in…as always, I would love to hear from you your insights, thougths, questions and comments.  Respond here or with me directly at Deborah@DeborahLeeAnn.com.

Motherhood Not Martyrdom

My mom didn’t strive to be SuperMom. She stayed home, cooked our meals and was there when we cried or needed something. Yet, she suffered in silence, in her own way, living a life that wasn’t fulfilled.

I was a stay-at-home Mom for most of my daughters’ elementary school years, and I did attempt the SuperHero status but never quite got there. Not for lack of trying and reading and adopting many parenting books’ advice. Yet other Moms thought I did an amazing job! They saw the clean house, the smart happy children, the home-cooked meals, lunches and knew about the weekly date night out with my husband and were wowed. Little did they know what went on behind the scenes.

I was overly busy – using a jam-packed social and volunteering schedule to keep me constantly on the move. Not playing with my children. Rarely taking the time for my inner musings, creativity or spiritual practices. And, when one of the girls woke up sick, I was totally thrown off-course, having to rearrange my life to make time for staying home with my daughter.

Where did I learn about the sacrifice I thought my life had to be as a Mother? Yes, we do need to be caring, available, attentive, nurturing…yet, not forgetting about ourself in the process. I thought the more I did, the more my children would learn that Moms can do it all. Is that the legacy I wanted to teach them? Now, that Iook back, I’m not sure.

Let’s dive in…looking at Motherhood with a new lens. Being true to ourSelf first and foremost.