The Pursuit of Purpose


“Connection is why we’re here; it is what gives purpose and meaning to our lives.” – Brene Brown

Purpose. It’s a loaded word, right? As if we all have one or are at least in pursuit of one, something meaningful and definable.

For a while my purpose was writing and sharing stories of motherhood. As my kids grew, my purpose shifted. Throw in a year-long pandemic, and my purpose shifted once again. And that’s okay — welcome even. Who says you only have one purpose in life?
Maybe this past year living in a pandemic revealed what’s most important to you and shined a light on what you are meant to do, who you are meant to be. Or maybe this time out of time pulled the rug out from under you and left you wondering how to reengage meaningfully with yourself and the world.
Where to begin? I love what Brene Brown says: start with connection. Connection to yourself through self-compassion. Connection to others through relationships, appreciation, reading and learning. Connection to the world through awe and wonder. Connection is why we are here.
This week we’re sharing practices to help you and your kids connect to and thank your breath and body, show appreciation for each other and engage with the wonder of nature.
As we slowly, cautiously begin the journey out of isolation back into the world, think of it as a reset, an opportunity to explore your purpose. Here are a few practices to get you started: