Hi There,

I’m Louisa and I’m so glad you’re here!

I am the contributing author of LIVE NOW a book about Russ Symmes and his inspirational journey of how he found purpose, love and healing in the face of a terminal illness. The love part is where I come in, as we were married. In honor of his legacy my mission is to spread our LIVE NOW message of positivity, resilience and living full out no matter what you are facing. I have been there, too. I want you to know anything is possible whether you’re transversing a hard moment, finding your aliveness again after a major loss, or ready to take the big leap into your dreams. It’s time to stop doing it alone. Ready to join me? Let’s connect.

February 4, 2020

What is the Cost?

I turned down the Costco aisle and out of the corner of my eye I saw the most magnificent bouquet of ivory and fuchsia roses. I stopped and watched as the florist added a single violet rose to the center.

I glanced at the price and then turned the corner, $17.99 for a deluxe bouquet. That’s kind of expensive I thought, though I can afford them. I pushed my cart forward but then stopped and went back for the bouquet. It’s so beautiful, roses for me? A mixed bouquet yes, but never roses. After what seemed like five minutes of contemplating, I put the bouquet in my cart.

When I got to the check out line there was no price on the wrapping. As I waited for the runner to return, I wondered some more about the roses. To my delight she said they were $9.99.

I brought them home and put them on my coffee table and they brought me such delight. The beauty of something so simple lifted the room. I wondered why it took me so long to just buy them.

I would have bought them in heartbeat for someone else. Why value myself any less?  And how does the belief about my value affect how others treat me?

As I ponder this question. I also think about values as a whole; for they inform our every interaction.

I loved Elvis’s quote, “Values are like fingerprints. Nobodies are the same, but you leave them all over everything you do.”

And, what is the cost when we don’t honor our value or those

values that are a compass for our life?

Lots of thoughts this week.

Together we connect,


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