Pain is a Powerful Teacher

I am unbelievably blessed by the number of quality people in my life; wonderful humans whom I love dearly and trust with my authenticity, individuals who inspire and challenge me, and my inner-circle who listens, supports and loves me unconditionally. I believe we meet people for a reason and the timing is intentional (by design,Continue reading “Pain is a Powerful Teacher”

Intentionally Thoughtful Parenting

I have a fun home. There’s lots of loud music, dance parties, picnics on the living room floor, meals as a family, lively and opinionated discussions, art projects, laughter, meditation, singing, and toys all over the place. My kids are often only partially dressed, the kitchen is almost always some version of a mess becauseContinue reading “Intentionally Thoughtful Parenting”

Why I Write

There’s an honest conversation about the struggles we all face that is missing or masked over by the way we present ourselves to others. Because only the best version of our lives gets publicly shared or discussed in most conversations, culturally we’ve created a new standard for “normal” that’s heavily filtered, posed, and always perfect,Continue reading “Why I Write”

Time To Start Shining

My life has been exceptionally difficult lately for reasons that many can relate to: isolation and loneliness as a result of quarantine, homeschooling and children home more often than before, heaviness that comes with living in a pandemic, job loss and navigating life for multiple months on unemployment, never-ending changes to routine, schedule, and householdContinue reading “Time To Start Shining”

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”

Manifest Your Dreams

I believe in the law of attraction. I’m talking about mindset, visualization, energy, and the belief that what you desire can become a reality. Every day when I wake up I breathe deeply and tell myself I’m excited about the day and thankful for another opportunity to live my life, and that energy sets meContinue reading “Manifest Your Dreams”

I Am Resilient

I am a vessel of everything I’ve ever learned, perceived, experienced, wanted and lost. I have a heart that’s required mending many times, a dreamers spirit, faith in “happily ever after” despite experiences that have taught me to give-up, and massive goals for my life that are only achievable if I free myself of disbelief.Continue reading “I Am Resilient”

Faking Happiness

Even if “faking happiness” doesn’t become the title of my book, it’ll definitely be a major theme since it’s the foundation of most of my heartache, and the way I approached living starting as young adult. I became a master of secrecy and pretending for the ability to appear happy, and over time developed aContinue reading “Faking Happiness”