Life Lessons from a Four-Year-Old, Vol. 1

Last weekend we had a full, fun, exhausting day, which included me attending a birth starting in the wee hours of the morning, then coming home and putting on my "Super Mom" hat, picking up my son and taking him to a birthday party. It was fun, but overwhelming at times. I was beyond exhausted. On our way home, I had to stop at Publix as we were completely out of a few staples my 4-year-old son can't do without. [...]

By |2015-06-04T01:53:00-05:00June 4th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Parenting|0 Comments

"Set It, and Forget It!"

I know that sounds very much like a line from an infomercial. In fact, I'm pretty sure it probably is. But there is also a lesson hidden there. The lesson for this week (for me) it seems, is to set an intention, put it out there, and let it go. So often I feel like I have to try "really hard" and "work really hard" to make something happen. When I take this approach, I end up feeling like I [...]

By |2015-05-21T14:10:14-05:00May 21st, 2015|Inner Peace, Love, Spirituality|0 Comments

"It's Not You, It's Me"

Today I want to stretch your spiritual muscles. Stretching is good for you, although it can be difficult at first, and will leave you (possibly) sore for a bit. But think big picture here! Think a little discomfort now for big personal growth later. Are you with me? Let’s start by playing pretend. You know, like you used to when you were a little kid and you played superheroes using sticks as swords, or played dress-up or something. Good. Now [...]

By |2015-04-24T01:43:10-05:00April 24th, 2015|Inner Peace, Parenting, Spirituality|0 Comments

East-over at the Temple of Juniper

I am spiritual,  not religious. I find myself saying that more and more often these days, as it really does best describe my position. It came out of my mouth out loud for the first time as my 4-year-old, always questioning, got upset the other day because he said he had "no religion" and was angry and crying about it. I guess it was being discussed at school with the upcoming holiday, and he has heard references in the past [...]

By |2015-04-16T02:26:06-05:00April 16th, 2015|Inner Peace, Love|0 Comments

Shift Happens

I woke up today, startled by the alarm clock. I was shocked out of a dream I was having. Again. Twice in 2 days. Actually I should say it was a nightmare. I can't remember the exact details, but I do remember it had to do with my Mom (who passed away 20 years ago) and my Dad (who is still alive but not doing well). This is noteworthy because in 20 years, I can honestly say I have had [...]

By |2015-03-11T13:38:23-05:00March 11th, 2015|Inner Peace, Love, Parenting, Spirituality|0 Comments

The Music in Me

Picture by Audrey the Artist If you know me, you know how vitally music is a part of my life. I play various instruments. I collect all kinds of music (it borders on an obsession, I won't lie). I have playlists for every occasion, for myself and for my friends as well. There is always music playing near me, or if that's not possible, I can guarantee a soundtrack plays in my head according to where I am, [...]

By |2015-02-16T15:20:08-05:00February 16th, 2015|Inner Peace, Spirituality|0 Comments