Feeling Free

With Fourth of July celebrations just around the corner, I’ve been thinking about freedom and what make me feel free.

The times when I feel most free are also the times when I feel most alive.

I feel free when I do something unexpected, even to me. I feel free when I dance. I feel free when I pray. I feel free when I laugh.

What does freedom mean to you? What makes you feel free? When was the last time you felt free? What did that feel like?

Join the conversation: Can you capture what freedom means to you in a few lines in the comments section below? How about capturing what freedom looks like or feels like in a photo? If you send me your photo with a short note of explanation, I’ll include them on this Pinterest Board.

Happy Independence Day!



Photo credit: Clever Word Play

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Maria Shriver is a mother of four, a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer, a six-time New York Times best-selling author, and an NBC News Special Anchor covering the shifting roles, emerging power and evolving needs of women in modern life. Since 2009, Shriver has produced a groundbreaking series of Shriver Reports that chronicle and explore seismic shifts in the American culture and society affecting women today. Shriver was California’s First Lady from 2003 to 2010 and, during that time, she spearheaded what became the nation's premier forum for women, The Women's Conference. Shriver's work is driven by her belief that all of us have the ability to be what she calls Architects of Change -- people who see a problem in their own life or the community around them, then step out of their comfort zone and do what it takes to create the solution. Like her page on Facebook or follow her on Instagram.

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