Autism Awareness Day 2017

I wanted to say a special THANK YOU today, on International Autism Awareness Day, to all the beautiful souls touched by this "label". It is especially (ironically) fitting for me this weekend, when I personally was touched and blessed by some such beautiful souls. A THANK YOU to the kind, loving, patient boy who spent 3 hours swimming around the pool with my son yesterday at a pool party. My 6-year-old son was surrounded by a dozen fun loving 11-year-old [...]

By |2017-06-01T14:53:27+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Parenting, Uncategorized|3 Comments

Lunar Eclipse & Cleansing Smoke

          Tonight with this first lunar eclipse of 2017, and a full moon in Leo, it marks a great shift in our conscious evolution as a species. We are facing our collective demons, and being forced to stare them down to be rid of them for good. The ground is shifting under our feet and we have to decide whether we will let that knock us off our feet onto the ground, or keep our knees [...]

By |2017-02-11T04:51:37+00:00February 11th, 2017|Energywork, Mindset, Parenting, Teaching, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ding Dong the Dic(tator) is Dead

Versailles Cuban restaurant in Little Havana. Photo credit: Jorge Zamanillo In a span of 12 days, the world lost not one, but 2 influential Cuban leaders. One rose to fame and power with a loud and powerful roar, making sure everyone and everything in his path knew whom he was. The other, quietly and politely from behind the scenes, led his fellow Cubans in his own way on their individual paths to freedom and the American dream. The [...]

By |2016-11-30T02:50:01+00:00November 30th, 2016|Mindset, Parenting, Photography, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Warning: Battery Critically Low

What I learned in helping my elderly father navigate the transition from totally independent human being to end of life care in 2 months or less: Being in control of another human’s life choices, all of them, is a responsibility too great for one person to bear, especially if that human is a family member. Being in the hospital all the time for months on end is not good for anyone’s health, not even a really healthy human. For an [...]

By |2016-11-10T04:16:18+00:00November 10th, 2016|Inspiration, Mindset, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Questionable Carnivals

Motherhood Today we went to one of those questionable carnivals…you know what I’m talking about, right? The ones you go to, pay for a wrist band so your kid can ride everything a zillion times, then you take a look at the rides and you question their safety? You constantly wonder if the screws holding the pieces that are holding you were tightened all the way? And if you’re going to enjoy the ride or plummet to your [...]

By |2016-09-12T01:58:08+00:00September 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Give Medicine to your (Highly Sensitive) Child in 33 Easy Steps

If you are blessed with a highly sensitive, or sensory processing challenged child, you already know that some things are, well, let's say, more of a challenge for us parents as well. Like administering medicine for example. Which can be extremely stressful to a parent who is trying to help their child heal from an illness.  I am the first to hold off for a good long while before giving a fever reducer or an antibiotic if its not warranted. [...]

By |2016-06-12T03:08:19+00:00June 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|16 Comments

The Magic Formula

The universe is ALWAYS speaking to us, sometimes in subtle ways, other times, more like a bonk on the head. That is a given, there is nothing we have to "do" to have it speak to us. We do, however, have to take the time to LISTEN. Which often means being more aware, creating space for that awareness by being still, pausing, listening, and being open to what is being said. The week before last for me was a doozy. I [...]

Our BIG Night

  Every night we have a routine. It has pretty much been consistently the same, with a few slight variations  since my son was about 3 months old. Relaxing music on his iPod plays in his room, we do bath time (I must restrict the number of Hotwheels cars he is allowed to bring into said bath to 7, don't ask), I, or his Dad, or both,  put on his pajamas, we read a book or two, I "help him" brush his [...]

By |2015-12-04T18:32:23+00:00December 4th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dads & Doulas & Stuff….by Jeffrey Lerner

The following is a guest post from my incredibly insightful, loving husband, who is my best friend, ally, and a BIG believer in the power of Doulas. It came up as we were speaking the other day about Dads and their ideas (usually) when Moms say they need to hire a Doula to be there for the birth....I hope you enjoy! There are all kinds of fathers out there in the world today. Big ones, small ones, skinny ones and [...]

By |2015-09-18T16:07:19+00:00September 18th, 2015|Birthwork, Love, Parenting|0 Comments