Can you feel all the fear, worry, and anger that is permeating the world right now? I sure can, and sometimes it overwhelms me. With the new presidency here in the USA, the fear, dismay, and hatred is through the roof. Have you noticed? Friends are turning on one another, the media is going crazy, and to me, it feels like the world is in disarray. It’s easy to let negativity overtake the mind. I have found myself in […]
As you walk, it is important to choose whom you want as your companions, and to also be willing to let some people go down different paths. Each companion is valuable in that moment, but some are only meant to last a few steps. I realized this past weekend, at an event out of town, that the path I walk is one paved with love, kindness, compassion, and respect. I must choose companions who value the same things, or if […]
This year, I celebrated 14 years of marriage with my husband, Kevin. If you want to hear about how we met, you can read it over on my Facebook Page. For now, I want to talk more about what I’ve learned throughout our marriage. Kevin and I were not together as a couple very long before we started a family. We had 4 kids within 5 years, and it was a whirlwind of diapers, naps and playdates for me. When I watch […]
Do you remember the last time you pushed yourself out of your comfort zone? I just did. I am scared. I am nervous. I am excited too. I am investing time and money in myself and in my business in a big way. I know that when you have big dreams, and big goals, it requires big growth and big commitment. I’ve been so apprehensive about investing more money into my business, but I know there are certain pieces missing from the flow […]
A while back, I shared my struggle about whether it was possible to love someone, but not like them. My journey to forgiveness has been slow, and long, but little by little my heart heals. This past Sunday I attended an event with my 8-year-old daughter, and the man whom I wrote the blog post about was there as well. My daughter knows the basics of the story as to why he and I are no longer friends, and nothing more. I […]
Last weekend I was able to see Dr. Robert Holden speak in person. He is one of my favorite spiritual thought leaders, and I was so giddy to meet him.
I walked away feeling inspired and full of new nuggets of wisdom to share with you.
A few days ago, a friend of mine quoted a passage on Facebook that really stood out to me. It was this: The visual of kissing them on the forehead and tucking them in spoke volumes to me. It felt so loving, so accepting and so peaceful.Let’s even forget about the terminology “sleeping,” “stirring,” and “awake,” and instead, simply recognize that we all walk different paths in our lives. No one’s path is “right” or “wrong.” They are all unique and individual to that […]
Have you heard this phrase before? “Flaws and all.” As in, “I love him, flaws and all,” or “I accept myself, flaws and all.” I heard a woman say this last week, and it sent me into a world of contemplation. In order for there to be a FLAW, that means that a PERFECT version must exist. But here’s the thing: Perfection is an illusion. There is no such thing as a “perfect” person. Right??? Therefore, if a perfect person does not […]
Parenting… such an interesting experience. One full of the highest highs, and moments where you want to scream “I give up!” We all think we’re doing it wrong, but I think that we are all doing it right – in our own ways. Finding the humor in every situation helps me to not take life so seriously. Picking my battles with my kids also helps me to keep my sanity. Moms think that they are alone in some of the […]
Over the past week, I have been listening to some fantastic interviews over at the Hay House World Summit. If you are looking to be inspired, to be introduced to new thought leaders, and to see the world from different perspectives, I can’t recommend this 4-week summit enough. First of all, it’s FREE, and second of all, you walk away feeling so motivated and ON TRACK with where you are in your life. I was listening to one such speaker as I walked […]
Can you love someone, but not like them? This question has been weighing on my heart lately. It stems from a personal experience of betrayal. One where my hurt feelings are still lingering over a year later. I have done a lot of work on forgiving, releasing, letting go, and finding the silver lining in the sadness, but healing takes time. There is no timeline to be “over” something. You never know when emotions will be triggered, and feelings of […]
I am so excited to announce that I have been published in a magazine!! Altered Couture is featuring an article I wrote about making Upcycled T-Shirt Headbands. In the Spring 2016 edition, you can learn how to make 2 different styles of headbands from 1 t-shirt. I am so pleased with how the article turned out, and the color palette is so soft and peaceful. This magazine features all repurposed and handmade items… and I am so lucky to be […]
Here’s a speed art video where I show you the process of making a piece of altered art. It started with a hardback book cover and a t-shirt – the rest is history!!
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I recently read “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” in which the author recommends using the baseline of choosing what to keep based on whether it brings you joy. Such a neat perspective! I then thought about some of the items that I keep, but don’t use because they are too precious – like this tea cup. It was one of a collection from my grandma, Mimi, that the grandkids received after she passed away (I also have her China set). I’ve […]
I spent the entire weekend alone, in a local hotel, to revamp and redesign my website without interruptions. It was an amazing experience. To have complete focus on what I am currently inspired by opened up new creative streams that I hadn’t even dreamt about. Isolation is a wondrous thing! And now… the big reveal… I introduce to you – When the realization came that owning a store wasn’t what I was supposed to do, I did some deep soul searching to uncover what I […]