I’m getting up the energy to pack my bags for Italy. We leave tomorrow and I haven’t packed a thing. This trip, while exciting to think about, has left me with a ton of resistance.
I can hear the calls now- “are you crazy?! It’s Italy, go, enjoy, eat lots of pasta, enjoy the wine, drink in the views and stop complaining!”
But the fact is, this trip is a stark reminder that I am divorced. Which, as someone who values family most important, makes it really hard.
Dear Gorgeous Soul,
We are standing alone beneath the gray sky, my daughters and our friends, as the brown seal gracefully swims alone through the San Francisco Bay to our side of the pier. He looks directly at us with his friendly face with what feels like a personal welcome to his beautiful city. We were on a girls' trip. I love that reason to travel, just because it’s fun. I felt so much gratitude to have the opportunity to shower my girls with love, hold their hands whi
My friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer – leukemia. Stephanie took Baby Girl to her pediatrician to ask about the sore on her face and that visit led to a cancer diagnosis.
Baby Girl wasn’t even two years old yet, still wearing diapers, cute frilly dresses and playing with an Elmo doll.
At Baby Girl’s birth, Stephanie and her husband learned she had Downs Syndrome. It was a surprise. I watched them as they took the shocking news as a blessing and a gift wrappe
Do you ever find yourself replaying past experiences in your head?
When there is a negative experience that plays on repeat, or comes up often, it may be a sign it’s time to let it go.
The difficult and painful experiences in our past were most likely placed there as lessons. Lessons we set out to learn. But sometimes the lessons are so painful and challenging we get stuck there.
For many years I couldn’t speak of adoption. Mothers in my circle
Disclaimer: This is a different kind of motivation Monday. It's not bright and sparkly, but it's truthful and it's real. And it's where we are. And sometimes being honest is the best place to start. Because from here we can be sure of where we stand and take our first step to a better place, where it is bright and sparkly and all that we want. “He pushed me down again and I thought my wrist had been broken, but I’m okay. I really want to leave but he may be right, I haven’t w
Here I am, one last time for 2016. (I've really missed you.)
This year may be the first to be ushered out so willingly that I can remember. It’s been less nostalgic pictures and more profanities. Good riddance 2016, RIP!
And I get it, losing George Michael then Carrie Fisher, then Debbie Reynolds was a trifecta to end a year riddled with deaths of masterful creators. The general consensus has been that 2016 can bite it.
And others have had more personal heartbreak, h