I’m not so sure why I had a little belly flop as I wrote this, it shouldn’t have been that big of a deal. But, there it was — my belly was speaking to me.

I find my ‘belly barometer’ is always either telling me there is danger or that I am on the right path. And they are very clearly different messages.

This day, it was the later. It felt vulnerable and yet, I knew inside I was on my correct path.

I wrote this poem recently. It was one of those things that happen when I am writing and the pen just sort of takes over. It happens often when I write thoughts into my journal.

But this day, it was a poem that formulated as the words poured out onto the paper.

As the days passed, I’ve sat with it, allowed it in, and determined I would not keep it as a secret in my journal. It occurred to me that it was to be a new representation of how I have always loved doing business – a business mission I’ve had in my heart all along. I’m sharing it here on my website to inspire, share, and to declare out loud. (another belly flop)

So, there it is, my now belly flippin’ and floppin’ with enthusiasm, and all the things that happen when something is true, and raw, and real, and important.

“One Woman at a Time”

I am a leader
One woman at a time
To touch hearts
To fill minds
Of pure love and learning
To share
To collaborate
To lift up
To celebrate all she is
All we are.

Women collectively
One at a time
In small ways or large
Heart to heart
Smile to smile
Knowing – shared and understood
To guide
To teach
To be


One woman at a time.

~ Patty Rose