A few months ago, my now former boss took me to lunch to have one of those conversations about my future and where I saw myself going.  It was pleasant enough.  At the end of the conversation as we walked back to the office, she stopped and said to me, so unexpectedly astute and intuitive, “Woman to woman, you have to find your heart.”

Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I was having lunch with another former boss and we were talking about something going on with me and he said, “Yes, but is your heart in it?”

It was one of those seemingly innocent questions that took me aback.

I’m a big believer in signs.   When multiple people say the same thing, there’s usually a lesson.  So I pay attention.

Living by your heart will always guide you to what’s right, good and the deepest essence of your truth.  Listening to what the core of who you are is saying is the door to loving yourself more fully.  No one knows you better than you do; only your heart knows what you truly need.

Whenever I follow my heart, I end up in places – sometimes completely unexpected ones – that change me for the better.

So this Valentine’s Day, I’m intending to pay attention to where my heart wants to go.  And for you, I wish that Cupid will not only shoot the arrows of love to that special someone, but that he also will direct you to cherish the directives of your inner beloved.

XOXO, with goodness and grace, Happy Valentine’s Day!