Devin DeMartini Cooke- a Woman On A Mission

Earth Lover. Jungle Baby. Life-long-learner.  Meet Devin. Devin believes that we are gifted so many chances in this life to do wonderful things, in very normal ways.  The things we do, the choices we make, and the risks we take for happiness and more importantly for love – of family, of friends, of what we believe to be just and kind, of the heart – will change us.

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Changing The Status Quo

I love the current conversation that is happening in the media right now around women owning their value. But I wonder, is it enough?  In a girl powered world that is fighting unrealistic beauty standards, demanding equal pay and encouraging us to #runlikeagirl because "strong is the new pretty", then why are we being subtly shamed for being too much? And are we being shamed? Or are we shaming ourselves?

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Learning To Love Again

Sometimes the biggest life lessons come in the most unexpected places. 

What I’ve learned in every area of my life, no matter how big or small the pain — starting over isn’t easy (and the first step is usually the hardest). But it doesn’t get easier until you start.

Be it the end of a dream, the loss of a loved one, or any other painful ending — starting over might not get easier, but learning to love again is definitely worth it.

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2017: A Year of TRUST

New Year’s goal planning is one of my favorite times of the year. A time to turn the page, start a new chapter, and set intentions for the coming year.

But following through on resolutions is a different story. So instead of setting myself up for failure I started picking a theme for the year. Something to focus on instead of achieve.

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2016: A Year Of Love

As I sit with the possibilities of next year - I’m challenged to image a life that I really LOVE living. Which leaves me with wondering what do I really love? 

The thing I am most proud of is the relationships I’ve cultivated.  But somewhere along the way I think I forgot to invest in my relationship with me. So what does it look like if 2016 is a year about loving me?

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