JoAnna Stephens: LOVE over FEAR

My name is JoAnna Stephens. I am a storyteller, an artist, a futurist, and I have brain cancer. My biggest fear has always been being perceived as crazy. Living in a world I am the only one in agreement with. Being completely isolated in my own brain with no one to share my experiences with….

Obstacles and Options

Obstacles are neither good or bad. They simply are. Obstacles exist because they do. The more we see the thing as it is, versus as we are, the less likely we are to take the thing personally. The size or scope of any given obstacle depends entirely on the person it is affecting. Proof lies…

The Red Line

What does it take to draw a red line in the sand? How much is too much? Where is your boundary, and when you reach it… what will you do about it? Some of us are very clear about this line. Some of us see the line, recognize it as the last possible place of…

Self… Time… Expectations…

Manage. Management is part of identifying the how of things. Management is not consecutive or linear, and often requires that we be open to the actual fluid nature of existence. The more we are open to the idea of management, the better we are able to manage. Once you’ve identified the ‘what’ (that you want),…

I AM… Ready

Plans. We all have them. Some of use talk about them. Some of us realize them through action. Some of us are forced into action by some external force that leaves us little to no choice in the matter. And some of us sit… and wait… and wait… and wait for just the right time….

I AM… Jodi

Jodi might be the happiest person I know. I don’t mean happy in that over-the-top way that makes you question a person’s sanity. I mean that she is a genuinely happy human who makes you feel like you are blessing her with your presence (even though it’s seriously the other way around). I first met…

I AM… Racquel

When did you discover your personal voice… your personal power? I think that I am always discovering new layers of my personal voice, and it becomes more clear to me as the years add on.  I am the oldest of four and I can clearly recall how much pride I took in being a big…

Love, Angie

My number one source of self care is yoga! Other things that come to mind are a bubble bath with a blunt, quality time with my husband & cat, lunch with a friend, or an amazing hike! But it can also look like treating yourself to coffee or your favorite meal, alone time, getting lost…

Love, Jade

When I think of self care, I think of responsibility. Nobody is going to take care of you but you. They don’t have to – and even if they did – they are not you and don’t know what you truly need to be fulfilled. It is honestly listening to what your needs are and…

Love, Scott

To me, Self Care means to put self first…but not in a selfish or narcissistic way. A person who practices self care has just prioritized their own physical, mental, and spiritual health. I didn’t realize the importance or even really understand the idea of self care until I hit my late 30’s/early 40’s. I always…