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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+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Parenting, Uncategorized|3 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Inspiration, Mindset, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Six Degrees of Cuban Bacon

Okay, so I realize this post is completely self-serving, and I’m okay with that. Sometimes, shit happens. And it makes me think and ponder and wonder… and these thoughts yell and scream at me until they are allowed out into the world. Sometimes through spoken word, sometimes through a blog post. It helps me process. So there’s your warning. This may or may not resonate with you. It doesn’t matter. It just needs out. But be careful if you choose [...]

By | 2016-09-30T01:39:18+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Energywork, Spirituality, 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+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 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+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Inner Peace, Inspiration, Love, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The "Back to School" that wasn't

This past week was tax-free saving week a.k.a. back to school shopping week here in Florida. So I did what any respectable parent and teacher would do, go shopping for back to school clothes and supplies. But what you don't know is for teachers, it is about that same  time where we start to feel the "Oh my God, is the summer really over? Do I really have to go back so soon? What's my schedule going to be like? How [...]

By | 2015-08-17T19:08:51+00:00 August 17th, 2015|Inner Peace, Teaching|0 Comments

The Highly Sensitive Gardeners

Gardening to me is therapeutic. I love being outside surrounded by nature, feeling with wind, the sun, and the soil between my fingers. Planting seeds, or a tiny plant, is like the opportunity to aid in bringing forth new life into this world. You plant them, nurture them, tend to them, and wait, wondering what exactly will come of the hard work and love that you’ve put into the process. My 4 year old son and I often garden together. [...]

By | 2017-08-31T19:21:14+00:00 July 26th, 2015|Inner Peace, Parenting, Teaching|13 Comments