I never used to allow myself to experience the full range of emotions. I ignored it when I needed to cry. I held it in when I needed to yell. I kept my mouth shut when I wanted to disagree. I stuffed so many emotions down inside me because if they weren’t happiness then I
Recently I was going through the biggest integration experience I’ve ever felt. My entire body had aches and pains along with the most horrible migraines and I just did not want to human anymore. But I allowed it all. I didn’t shame myself for feeling the things I was feeling. I knew they were just
It saddens me when I see people celebrating how they don’t let anyone in. Or they are done with humans/men/women. It saddens me because I was that person. It saddens me because I still fight that programming sometimes. The thoughts of should I be sharing in this connection or will they just leave me like
Leadership isn’t just about the loud people out in the front! If you want to be truly seen – be yourself. I’m seen in my quiet confidence. I’ve been told it radiates. I’ve stopped listening to the people who told me to stop being invisible. Because I know I’m not invisible where it really matters.
I have visited with mortality many times and I understand others have not. I have accepted the idea of death, felt it many times in my own body, and are no longer afraid to die and I understand others have not. I have lived off rations of food and survived and I understand others have
My marriage has recently been going through another upgrade and it hasn’t been fun. Or easy. But then it never is, is it? Both my hubby and I have had tremendous growth over the last couple of years and we finally reached a stalemate again. Neither of us had been willing to budge. If you
The other night I thought to myself, after hearing numerous times about all the stuff I used to do, that I would give old Shannii a rerun. The Shannii who didn’t speak up and just people pleased because it was just easier. Except this time it wasn’t. And I realized how often I used to
Have you ever considered that you stating women should dress modestly or cover up etc or she is asking to be assaulted, raped or whatever sexual act may occur, may in fact be a part of your protective mechanism or that it gives you a false sense of safety? As if, in some way, if
You may not like the way I operate. And that’s cool. I don’t do it so people will like me. I do it so I will like me. In fact – I love me. I speak my truth because I know how much value my life has been given from witnessing others speak their truth.
So many people go through life being who they think they are, who others say they are or who they think they should be, when who they truly are is submerged beneath conformity, habit, stereotypes, cultural expectations and other people’s opinions. So ask yourself who you are and assume, just for a minute, that you