July 19, 2018

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 oppo...

July 8, 2018

Hi Lovely Soul,

I've been awake for a couple hours this morning. The kids are all sleeping, recovering from a full day spent in the sun chasing waves. I love the morning quiet. The energy in the air feels softer, no one has asked me where anything is and the red cardinal in the tree is serenading me. 

This beach getaway has resulted in the perfect trifecta to lure me out of the mental...

May 15, 2018

Yesterday my youngest daughter asked for an ice cream cone after school. She had sat through grueling state testing so I agreed to a little treat. 

Like I do every time we go somewhere busy, I sent my invisible forces, my angels, to go ahead of us and open up a parking spot right in front of Milwaukee Joe's Ice Cream Parlor. I knew it would be done, so I gave thanks before we got there. 

Just as we arrived two...

May 8, 2018

What does a better life for you and your kids look like? 

We all know we want it, it's embedded in our DNA, but do we know what "better" is? 

There is a large variable in the term "better,” and after reading a poem from the Tao Te Ching for Parents, it became crystal clear for me. 
What better do I want for my kids? What better do I want for myself? Better stuff, better experiences, better relationships, bet...

May 1, 2018

How’s your spirit?
If I were to ask you that question would you give me a different answer than if I asked “how are you?”

Most people’s response to “how are you?” is: “good!” “busy!” “crazy!” or “you know, hanging in there!”
But how’s your spirit, how’s your soul?  
By the end of May your soul may be starved for breath beneath all the end of school year parties, Pinterest party favors, teachers’ gifts, mo...

April 25, 2018

Have you ever had an impulse that seemed to come out of nowhere?

Maybe you felt the urge to go home  a different way, or to call a friend and that led you to a pleasant surprise "coincidence". 

We are constantly getting guidance from our intuition. And when we act on it, it can lead us to a life we dream of having. 

But it's like a path made of bread crumbs. We may not see the big picture until we get closer t...

April 19, 2018

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...

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