Today is Wednesday.

I’m pretending it’s Saturday.

After back-to-back days of working to wrap up a couple projects (including a very intense weekend of long writing hours), I’ve decided I need ONE DAY of no deadlines, no to-dos, no responsibility. Absolutely nothing that I’d normally put on a list. So far it’s been a wild success. I’ve wasted three blissful hours doing nothing but reading blogs, googling movie times, watching trailers, setting an appointment for a massage (yeah for gift certificates!), reading a book, drinking coffee and generally accomplishing not a darn thing of import. All in sweat pants and slippers. Alone.

It’s a beautiful thing, really. And more significant than I’m giving it credit.

Today I’m leaning into Sacred Solitude. A freedom from all the noise and activities that drive most my days. It feels like inhaling a long, deep, breath. My soul needs it; my body needs it; even my relationships need it.

Solitude is under-appreciated. Too often it is disregarded as laziness or shamed into a corner as loneliness. Solitude is neither. It is …

  • Something you choose
  • A state of being alone without being lonely
  • A time of engaging with yourself
  • A time of reflection, introspection or just enjoyment
  • A desirable and constructive state

Solitude is necessary for the refreshment and regeneration of your soul as well as your connections with others. You are a better “you” with others when you know how to be “you” alone.

When’s the last time you leaned into a little sacred solitude?

Get the Relentless Verse Download

When you need to know God is near, grab this free download of verses compiled by Michele and inspired by her new book, Relentless.

Thank you! I am excited to have you on board.

Get the Video Series in Your Inbox

You'll receive one video in your inbox for 7 days.  

Done! Check your email to confirm.

Get the 7-Day Video Series Delivered to YourEmail

You will receive one video per day for seven consecutive days.

Great! Check your email to confirm.

Let's Stick Together

 By subscribing you are agreeing to receive Michele's occasional blog posts, videos and newsletters in your email. Subscribers get exclusive access to her free premium resources.

Yay! Thank you! I am excited to have you on board.