Perspectives on Letting Go of Expectations and Recognizing Our Unique Value

Hi, I'm Shirley. I've created this blog to explore topics and strategies around finding more appreciation of the individual value each of us bring to life. After many years of defining myself based on my professional accomplishments, I have recently come to recognize the peace that comes from realizing that each of us has so much more that we contribute to the world that is independent of our accomplishments. Join me if you would like to follow along with my story in applying approaches to shift mindset, reduce stress, and learn to recognize how our individual core elements bring light and joy to the world.

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Past Lessons, Current Times

There are few things that bring me as much joy and peace as exploring a new trail with my favorite hiking partner. I had a chance to get...

Beauty in Letting Life be What it Is

This wild and crazy space is showing me how even when life is unordered and unplanned, beauty still exists in letting it be what it is.

Other phrases for "self-worth"

Super quick post here as background for moving forward. I've been using the terms "inner value" and "self-worth" a little bit...

The Core of Sunshine experiment

So I've been thinking a lot more about what I want to achieve with this blog. The central overarching mission is to reinforce the notion...

Welcome! And what are we doing here?

Hello, and welcome to my new blog! Honestly, I'm not sure if anyone other than my mom will read this (hi, mom!), but I'm seeing this blog...


I look forward to hearing from you!