How Creating a Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

Do you have a morning routine? Two months ago, a friend of mine (Ms. Nonhle Beryl) told me about her morning ritual and how it sets the tone of her whole day. Since then, I haven't been able to get it out of my head because I'm always stressed in the morning. ...more
Love this post! I truely believe that a good morning routine sets the tone for the rest of the ...more

8 Tips to Go From Burned Out to Badass

Around this time last year, I was totally exhausted; I had spent the last two years working 60-70 hours a week. I was often up at 5 a.m. with a cup of coffee in hand, answering emails, solving problems, and generally just getting stuff done before showering, taking the kids to school, and heading into the office. ...more
Exactly! It's easy to stuff things aside and keep driving forward. Once admitted, the journey to ...more

I Ditched My Pre-Baby Clothes & Brought My Sexy Back

As the baby began kicking in my second trimester, wearing a sports bra and running shorts out on a jog no longer felt sexy — it seemed inappropriate. Even if my tummy bump barely showed, I was someone's mother. ...more
Lovely. I think ditching all those pre-pregnancy clothes is an important first step. Nobody can ...more

Two Grandmas. Two Lessons

#happy #sigh...more

Where Do I Belong?

Since we started talking about moving to Chicago, I've heard a lot of things about the city from everyone around me. I've heard that it's a rough city, that there is a lot of crime there, and that racial tension abounds. I really don't know what to think, but it's got me thinking: where do I belong in all of this?...more

How to Meet Your Spirit Guides

Amber @ The  Chakra Diva  I am a person of synchronicity – I like to find similarities and link them up everywhere. I mean..they are always all around, if you open your eyes and see. One of the easiest places to start noticing messages is to take place with the animals that surround you. Are they physically around you or in your dreams? Animals symbolize different messages, then you can gather the message and place it into your life. How does it fit in?***...more

3 - Looking at Grief in Moments of 3

3 minutes – I couldn’t catch my breath. I felt my soul screaming. My husband was trying to comfort me, trying to wrap his arms around me and pull me close and all I wanted to do was run.  But the air just felt like it was pouring out of me as I tried to wrap my head around the idea.  I was lost somewhere between rage and horror.  My best friend was dead. ...more

How to Know Your Making the Right Decisions

The inevitable moment when you’re at a crossroad—what does it mean and what do you do? Are you a woman who observes every crossroad along your journey as symbolic?To be frank, I’ve had many moments where I’m facing the 4-way sign and haven’t got a clue to what it means or what to do. I’ve made oh-so many dangerous and unclear turns and I’ve made very wise turns. I say dangerous because I don’t believe in a wrong turn. I believe in our choices and that they pave the road of our journeys....more

The Life-Changing Magic of a Tidy Closet

After I started reading The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo, I couldn't wait to get started on my own "tidying marathon". I still haven't finished tidying the whole house and I started this process over a month ago. But I KNOW it is possible and am so excited about finally getting "tidy".I'm not sure how long Marie Kondo's tidying marathons last, but if she were in the US or I were in Japan, I would love to enlist her services to keep me focused on tidying for however long it takes. As it is, I am doing this myself, motivated by the version of Marie Kondo in my head who paints a picture of me surrounded by only things that bring me joy, sipping tea in my perfectly tidy home and making time to do yoga and take a bath before bed at night.Following the KonMari sequence, I started with clothes, then moved on to books, then papers, and am currently on "komono" (pretty much everything else - which is a lot!). Today I share my dramatic closet transformation....more

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9 Reasons You Need a Vacation


You are not the only one

My two youngest children are in rehearsals for an upcoming school production of Winnie The Pooh (Kids). I’d all but forgotten the deep wisdom to be gleaned from the pages of A.A. Milne’s Tales of Winnie the Pooh, but the lessons have come flooding back to me as I listen to my littles sing their hearts out....more

Better Than I Expected

Better Than I Expected is one of my favorite sayings, one that typifies my daily behavior, and one with which I most identify. I say it all the time, and here’s why. Although I try to be positive, I tend to be very cautious. I hide my excitement and clutch my anticipation close to the vest. Disappointment never works for me, so I protect myself by keeping my expectations low. Of course, I’m hoping to have an amazing experience or find something I want and like or get together with nice, fun people, but it doesn’t always work out that way....more