Does Brene Brown Flip Off Roosevelt?

I shouted for joy the day O Magazine announced Brene Brown as a regular contributor. Dr. Brown has become a household name in my recovery community, where her shame research, approachable writing, and presentations have connected deeply with a population that knows shame all too well. Yet her work is intended for everyone and to land a gig with Oprah means her message will reach most of the planet....more

Finding My Spiritual Center

I wonder sometimes why people feel they need to travel to the ends of the earth to “find” themselves or their spiritual center.  Why do they find an ashram in India to be more enlightening than their backyard or kitchen window? I’m not judging because I believe we all have different paths to wander, but I do question if sometimes we miss what is right in front of us....more

I'll Have Kintsugi With a Side of Wabi Sabi

     Thank you to all the self-less gurus vigorously pumping out innovative theories to improve my life and nurture me, mind, body and soul.I love the multi-sensual approach, I am told that peaceful, glorious nirvana can be all mine just a gluten-free, rose oil-infused, pink candle lit, drum circle accompanied, headstand away.  Despite all this fresh, bountiful energy generously devoted to increasing my welfare, the two theories that have rung out to me clearly above the loud expanding expansion gobble go...more

The Unconventional Guide to Judging People

What does judge mean? “Judge: verb (used with object), judged, judg·ing. To form a judgment or opinion; decide upon critically. You can’t judge a book by its cover.” Often we try not to judge. This seems silly when we encourage our children to use their critical thinking skills in decision making. In other words, judging people, places and things is a necessary part of life....more
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Why do you blog ?

I see myself being fascinated by what so many people do especially blogging. Sometimes I even get fascinated by arts & crafts, photography, beauty, fashion, hair and videos especially when I view YouTube. I see myself doing all of it and preparing myself mentally to begin the process of those hobbies. Then, slowly I begin to realize that it is- what it is, a big fascination of what someone else is doing. Why do I feel like I can do it? What can I bring to the table that is different than the person I’m viewing? Rather it’s blog or a vlog. ...more

Celebrating Life

All too often we focus on the negative that shows up in our life without celebrating all the beauty and good that we see and feel everyday. I find that even thought I think I am free of this habit, I do find at times that if one little thing goes wrong or not what I wanted to happen I let that color my outlook. I call it putting on my happiness blinders preventing me for seeing all that is positive and begging for gratitude! What is that old expression, " the grass is always greener on the other side." I think of this often when people admire me or my life saying they wish they were me....more

The Cost of Saving Yourself

"I had the most amazing conversation with her about my goals and my fears. It was so emotional, but so positive at the same time," she told me. "So are you going to do it? I think it sounds awesome!" "Well, if I do it I'm going to have to go without pretty much everything for the next year, because it's really expensive. Like no cable, no shopping, no crossfit, no gym, nothing."...more
I loved this post on your blog, and I love it here!  My yoga teacher reminds us every time I go ...more

8 Habits That Stop You From Living A Positive Life.

“Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior. Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values....more


Here are ten things you can do to help celebrate YOU: 2.  take good care of yourself; wear clothes that flatter and fit....more