July 27, 2018

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 va...

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...

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...

April 12, 2018

Hello beautiful, 

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 y...

October 30, 2017

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 ok...

December 30, 2016

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 b...

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