The Art of Starting Over

While out for dinner with girlfriends recently, the discussion moved toward breakups and all the comes along with it. Our conversation centered around what it's like to “start over.”...more

Cooking with Toddlers

40's the New 40

I remember when my mom was in her you remember your mom in her 40's?...more

Letting Go

Most of the time you hear that it's better to release what you can not control, so that you can bring in the new. This would make sense because otherwise you lose focus on what is important. Having too many balls in the air is difficult and you may begin to drop some. But what if, just maybe there is purpose in all things. Even those that we are letting go of. When releasing what is less important at the time, you may be reluctant to do so because you feel that somewhere down the line it will come back to you....more
And when we let things go freely, they sometimes find their way back to us when we need them. ...more

New Beginnings...Despite Retrograde

(This was written July 9 - during Mecury Retrograde. I decided to share)Today is the first day to the new chapter in my life....more

Finding Your Way In The Dark

Sometimes you swear that even if you have your eyes open, you are still in the dark. You are paralyzed because you're afraid that you will fall. Your steps are unsteady as you venture forward. It may seem that it would be better if you just stood still. By being still, you may become more aware of your surroundings. You will become more at peace with what is surrounds you when you begin to understand that there is purpose by being in the dark. In life, you may not struggle against the not knowing....more

Finding My Else

Earlier this year, I shared a bit about my discernment process regarding my boys and preschool - sort of a brief pros and cons list as I sorted through our options.  Now we are fast approaching back-to-school season, and the decision has been made....more

Throwing Rocks

I strive to lead a very principled life.  After I had little people, I  looked for ways to enable and ennoble them; teach them good principles in a fun way that would build their character and their sense of self-worth while also helping them learn that there are (good and bad) consequences in all things.  I wanted them to learn how to look for the “good” in the world around them and then contribute to it.  I figure we have one shot at this life…let’s live it to the fulles...more

Overcoming Obstacles

Although it seems as if everything is going against you, think again. You are where you're supposed to be. Whether it is chaos or uncertainty, know that all that you are learning will be put to good use later on down the line. The problem is that you can only see what is going on at the present time and it doesn't feel good. You feel as if someone has left you behind to suffer on your own. No one is paying attention to the difficulty that you're experiencing. It seems as if the world is crashing and it's centered around you. Enough! Take a deep breathe and roll your shoulders back....more

What does it mean to have a fulfilling day: Laugh, Cry, think... Jim Valvano talking about life at shelter

Today lets start with a word from a basketball coach:"If you laugh, you think, and you cry, that's a full day. That's a heck of a day. You do that seven days a week, you're going to have something special."  That is from Jim Valvano, a college coach that died of cancer.If  you are a sports fan you probably know the story and know the quote.  Why is it in a blog about shelter dogs reflection on life?...more