Happiness is Waiting for You

  “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”  ~Hafez Have you seen the gratitude jar challenge?  This is where you write one thing a day to be grateful for and place it safely in a jar.  Then, at the end of the year, you pull… Read More

New Beginnings

Hey there – it’s me….  I haven’t written here in a while.  I could give you all sorts of reasons why and, trust me, they are valid.  But the truth is, I haven’t been present for my blog. Believe it or not….  it’s a heart’s desire of mine to write.  I overcome ego and fear each… Read More

How to Live With the Hard Questions

    Have you ever had a question you just INSISTED be answered?  Maybe it was about why the horrible breakup happened, why your body or mind won’t stop hurting, why the job didn’t work out as planned, or a plethora of other life situations you want to understand. Well…. I have.  Many times. And… Read More

It Is What It Is

My mother says this should be inscribed on my tombstone.  I say it often.  I don’t mean it in any sort of flippant, hair flinging, foot stomping, hand-on-the-hip kind of way.  When those words come flowing out of my mouth they are acknowledging something I cannot change.  Something that it is time to accept. There… Read More

Why Your Desires Matter

Those dreams and goals you have for your life?  They are both beautiful and necessary.  They keep you focused and moving toward the good morsels of life.  Goals motivate us to get our rear ends off the couch, to eat healthier, lose weight, save for retirement, manage our emotions, create meaningful relationships.  Good stuff, right? … Read More

Dream On

Do you remember your childhood dreams?  Everything was possible, wasn’t it?  And all the possibilities came without judgment.   I remember playdates where my own dream of traveling was equal to my friend’s dream of being a homemaker, or another’s of becoming president.  We didn’t call one dream better than the other.  Somehow we understood… Read More

Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

I have been a collector of quotes for as long as I can remember.  I tuck them into pockets, scribble them in notebooks, create folders in my email, pin them in social media accounts…. pretty much saving them wherever I can find a spot.  I find comfort and inspiration in the written word and I… Read More

When Terror Strikes

Yesterday’s bombings in Brussels disturbed me greatly.  I was in that airport last summer on a trip with my daughter.  I have been thinking of the kind lady who helped us with a travel delay.  I hope she is ok. I’m sure the terror in Brussels horrified you as well.  Or maybe, after regular exposure… Read More

Keep Going

Have you ever gone to the gym once and then felt frustrated that there wasn’t a significant change right when you were done?  Or, started saving a little extra for a couple of weeks and then felt defeated because the balance had not grown to the number you dreamed about (but probably wasn’t possible if… Read More

Until You Feel It You Can’t Heal It

Disclaimer:  This story isn’t about one person but rather many people I have known. I once worked with a woman who would come see me every week.  She was depressed.  So. Very. Depressed.  We would talk about the classic symptoms of depression: the isolation, the increase in sleep, her weight gain, her lack of interest… Read More

The Greatest Love Story

  This journal entry needs to begin complete with a drum roll.  Whatever could the greatest love story be about?  We probably all have a good love story, or two, we could nominate for this award.  Maybe our first love, our current love, the one that got away, the love of a job or pet,… Read More

When I’m Not Quite Feeling the Gratitude

If there were penalties in life school for “piling on”, last week would have qualified for me.  It was full of unexpected stressors both personally and professionally. When Friday night came and the requirements of the week were beginning to settle a little bit, I realized how profoundly tired I was.  I’m talking about that… Read More