Can your marriage stand on one leg?

I am a flamingo. I am standing perfectly still in flamingo pose with one foot firmly rooted to the ground and the other balanced away from my body. I breathe in. I breathe out. I am calm and pleased by my ability to stay so centered. ...more

Happiness Is

SunshineShowers at the end of JuneA cool breeze on a hot summers dayThe small of chocolate buttermints on musk scented skinOn stressful evenings, a warm bath, glowing candles and a good book.That sense of connection where intution, science and retrospection meet.An awareness of the creators spirit alive in us.That certain peace that passes all understanding.Knowing without doubt that you are truly loved....more

My Greatest Strength

Today we are talking about my greatest strength - letter link up.  I am teaming up with Amber again for the letter link up and the theme for this month is my greatest strength.Dear everyone,I have to say that this month was rather difficult to start writing about.  I am definitely a person that doesn't think about herself a lot ... I tend to nitpick and find the flaws way more than I can find the good things.  Luckily I have amazing friends and family that keep me uplifted....more

Two Truths & A Lie

As defined by the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:Truth is the real facts about something; the things that are true; the quality or state of being true; and a statement or idea that is true or accepted as trueA lie is to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive and/or to create a false or misleading impressionWhen I was a little girl, I was always that naïve one who believed that everyone would always be truthful with me no matter what. And then as I got older, I realized that people don’t always work that way and  some believe there can be variations of the truth and sometimes a little lie won’t hurt someone every now and then.Sometimes I wish life was like Pinocchio and it was as easy as knowing someone was lying just by watching their nose grow. But life is not that simple and weeding through the truths to find the lies is often as hard as finding a needle in a haystack. Have you ever played that game two truths and a lie? Seems like more and more that game is resembles reality with each passing day, but once again the trick is figuring out what's the lie and what's the truth. ...more

What're you selling Girl?

Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got.Janis Joplin In one of my many roles, I meet young women looking to improve themselves. Sometimes, they arrive in tank tops, that leave little to the imagination. ...more

Be The Change

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for....more

Learn to say 'NO', it's important!

Sometimes, 'yes' is not the right answer. It is true, even if it seems too selfish and wrong. Knowing how to say no is an important skill to learn early in life, that can save you a lot of nerves. This topic is a very personal one and I can say I learned this lesson the hard way. This is why, I want you to know that it is okay to say 'no' when it is appropriate....more

Channel Islands National Park: Kayaking Around Santa Cruz

During our camping trip to Santa Cruz we decided to take a kayaking tour around the island, exploring caves, admiring the beautiful scenery, learning about the history and geology of the island, and spotting wildlife in and out of the water....more

Feeling Stuck? Three Ways Affirmations Can Help.

Every morning at 6:05am I wake up to the sound of my cell phone alarm; reminding me to read the first of my daily affirmations. I have eight affirmations on my calendar that pop up throughout the day. Each one reminds me to banish negative thoughts and reclaim my power....more