Playlist Freedom

 You know how a song can take you back to a certain point in time, or give you these feelings you thought were buried beneath the surface or gone altogether? I rarely put my music on shuffle, I'm the type of person that likes order, I like to know what is coming next. Not just with my music, with everything. Today I put my music on shuffle, forcing me to listen to a song at the bottom of my list, had I not been on shuffle I most likely wouldn't have made it that far down my playlist before turning it off....more

Angry? Tired? Try this Easy Self Care Check-In

You know those moments, when impatience creeps in unexpectedly?When the littlest things send you into the *red zone* without warning?Yeah.  Me too.What I've come to notice is that pretty much every time I'm hit with one of these scenarios it all comes down to one thing:Self care....more

lessons in parenthood – live in the moment

 i have a messy room. dirty laundry. more work than can be thought of. and a happy i was at work for literally 11 hours. i’ve been up since 4:30am. i’m exhausted and have so much to do that it’s mind blowing. but in all honesty, none of that matters too much. dirty laundry will still be there. my room will still be messy. work will still need to get done. but my child? well, she deserves me in the now....more

Finding Balance

Women Don’t Need Men, But Can We Admit We Want Them?

Comic by Tatsuya IshidaThis comic is sadly true....more
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The Beach, the Bay and Blue Crabs

Long ago when I was a ballerina in Virginia, the ocean was never far away. After the ends of performance runs, when we had a short lay-off, we would spend days by the ocean or the Bay playing in the water, relaxing at the sea's edge and dancing in the sand.  This time signaled a short re-load, a refresh, a reset.  The days seemed long and glorious and there was no schedule. After the sun started to wane, a cook-out would inevitably ensue and the fun would carry-on.  After a few days we would go back to work, but sun drenched and ready for the next ballet....more

Sorry Not Sorry: Why I'm Done Apologizing (And You Should Be, Too)

Ugh, I know.  The title.  Not only is it a stupid hashtag, but it’s a phrase a 15-year-old idiot girl would say.I get it.But I saw this Pantene ad a while ago and it struck a chord with me and prompted me to think.  People (fine, WOMEN) are *always* ‘apologizing’ merely for just existing.  Watch the video here:...more

My Love Affair with Books

I love books.   Book stores, libraries, or any place that sells an enormous selection of books is my version of Disneyland  New books, old books, long books, or short books, I love them all.My parents always encouraged reading.  So much that my brother and I wound up in a local newspaper for having read the most books.  I couldn't tell you if I started reading early or late, what I do know is I have never stopped....more

So, What Do You Do?

 Does it bother you that when meeting someone for the first time, the first thing they ask is "What do you do?" ...more