Isn’t it selfish to want to embrace passion, purpose,and possibilities?

Heck, NO.

Permission was

granted long ago.

You were created

on purpose

for a purpose.

Let’s go.

Take up your space, girl!

#PermissionGranted

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“It is a strange gift, this birthright of self. Accepting it turns out to be even more demanding than attempting to become someone else! I have sometimes responded to that demand by ignoring the gift, or hiding it, or fleeing from it, or squandering it – and I think I am not alone.”

~Parker Palmer, author, educator, activist

From the Blog

Is there evidence?

Is there evidence?

Dappled light highlights the shapes made by the peeling bark on the crepe myrtle trees. I go for a closer look. I am enamored  by the light,  by the tree. Its cracking,  its peeling. I’m in awe of  the metamorphosis  of such a large specimen. This is how it grows....

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as long as it takes

as long as it takes

can you feel it the air is heavy frustration is palpable words float in the air the song of justice will not be silenced pain seeps into lungs into breath into words injustice has legs and will march as long as it takes this righteous anger is not new chains still...

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Imperfect is real

Imperfect is real

Imperfect is real.  Perfection renders us  counterfeit, forces us  to conceal. Don’t give in  to the pressure that  the world serves up because  we need real more than we need  a show.  We need soft hearts in tune. We need bodies ready to work.  We need  open minds on...

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The best thing

The best thing

You are  worried  overwhelmed anxious. Me too. I am  really trying to be there  for you -  to be what you need even though it’s not my role to fill. Still. When there are  tears - I want to fix it as if it’s blood,  not salt. When you have a   hard question,   I want...

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Created to…

Created to…

Leap Shuffle Saunter Crawl towards your purpose passion and possibilities. We were created to  Grow Change Shift Learn. Be who you are,  right where you are but don’t stay there.  #PermissionGranted

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“Bethany has an eye for the exquisite in everyday life and her unique writing style shows it. It is at once poetry and prose—an imperfect blend of rhythm and reckless abandon of writing rules that works just perfectly. I predict she could be the Ann Voskamp of her millennial generation. I admire her thoughtful words. She always takes me on a little flight to see the extraordinary that she finds in the ordinary.”

~ Chris Moss, speaker and expert on bringing the generations together

Invite Bethany to Speak at your next event

We are each called to take up our space. One of my favorite things to do is to remind women that they are created on purpose, for a purpose. I’d love to speak to your group to remind them permission to pursue our individual purpose, passion, and possibilities was granted long ago.