Spontaneity, Self-Care, and Snow

I love exploring and seeing something new. I love the anticipation of looking forward to something. I’m quick to make plans, I often come-up with an idea and run out the door to make it happen “right now”, and I crave experiences that add value and create variety in my life. I discovered during aContinue reading “Spontaneity, Self-Care, and Snow”

A New Affirmation

There are times when my heart aches and I question why I’ve had to go through so much hardship. Once I’m far enough past a difficult event I’m often able to identify blessings, recognize growth in myself, and sometimes even be thankful for the ways life has changed for the better because of the hardship.Continue reading “A New Affirmation”

A Little More Heart

Let me paint a picture for you: A divorced mom of three is unemployed. The bills keep showing-up on time and mouthes still need to be fed. With each passing day the weight of her situation increases, and she finds herself crying almost daily. On top of the added financial stresses of unemployment, she stillContinue reading “A Little More Heart”

Happiness Is Right Now

Where there is gratitude there is happiness. It’s easy to lose sight of right now because we’re so busy making plans for the future, hoping, dreaming, and wishing for better, often while worrying about the next big thing or how we’ll arrive at the destination we’re pushing ourselves toward. It doesn’t matter what it is:Continue reading “Happiness Is Right Now”

Perspective is Powerful

I had big plan for this year; a vision of starting a new decade with purpose and passion, and making shit happen in significant ways – no more talking about it, no more thinking about it, no more making plans. It was going to be the year I stopped standing in my own way. ItContinue reading “Perspective is Powerful”

My Baby’s Birthday: reflection and celebration

My baby is five years old. There’s a part of me that feels like he was born yesterday, and I can’t believe he’s already in kindergarten, learning to read, and having intelligent conversations. With each new day he grows and develops his own interests and personality a little more, always showcasing his creativity and beautifulContinue reading “My Baby’s Birthday: reflection and celebration”

Show-up for Yourself

Do you consider the heart of people when you meet them? We live in a culture where appearance is valued over substance, and we’re living in an era where everyone presents only the best of their life on social media, creating a false reality that’s used as a benchmark for unhealthy expectations and self-destructive comparison.Continue reading “Show-up for Yourself”

Thankful for Motherhood

Mother’s Day is an annual opportunity for me to reflect on all the ways I appreciate my mother: her kindness, support, and consistency have been a life-long blessing, and I’m so thankful for her. It’s also an opportunity for me to check-in with myself as a mother: how am I showing-up for my children, what’sContinue reading “Thankful for Motherhood”