Inspiration

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

Loss is Loss

Yesterday, we had a bit of a trying day with my family. Nothing major, just everyone being in a funk at the same time. It seems the more people I talk to lately, it's kind of like a cosmic epidemic of funkiness at the moment. Seems like realities are shifting, systems are getting upgraded, our world is changing and at times it feels like "forward progress is STOPPED" intermingled with "EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART" and a dash of "WHAT THE HELL WAS I [...]

By | 2016-03-09T20:28:45+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Birthwork, Inner Peace, Spirituality|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+00:00 May 21st, 2015|Inner Peace, Love, 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+00:00 April 16th, 2015|Inner Peace, Love|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+00:00 February 16th, 2015|Inner Peace, Spirituality|0 Comments