On Living Like You’re Alive

  The hubs and I stood there, on a rug that probably cost more than my entire wardrobe, in an exquisitely sizable, modern, well-decorated house and just stared at the striking and rather large family picture on the wall. As we were gazing at it and trying to place all of the people in the frame (because we sure as hell didn’t know them that well, except for shaking hands and exchanging “Nice to meet […] Read More

Clearing The Deck For Creativity

Creativity

  Have you ever had an idea strike you out of nowhere, or feel the creative muse saunter through your body like the lover it is? When the spark hit, were you in the middle of doing something that didn’t allow you to run with this lightening bolt of inspiration? — Hello, job to get to, kids to like, watch and stuff, food to prepare and a handsome hubs to squeeze and cuddle or desire […] Read More

A Few Nuggets For The New Year

New Years ideas

  Have you ever seen a Tasmanian devil spinning around so fast you see smoke coming out of their ear? No? Me neither. That is until the last few days when I started resembling that furry creature with rapid movement. I feel a surge and a pull to clear everything off the deck and blast into the New Year like the rock star I’m pretty sure I was in a past life. I don’t know […] Read More

The Most Profound Awareness I Had In Therapy

Therapy, Awareness

  A couple intense sessions in and I was, again – like I did most Monday’s, sitting across from the gray-haired, soft-spoken lady who guided me as I tried to make sense of not only my mothers’ death but my entire frickin’ childhood. We were at the point where I had discovered some hard truths about how I operated thus far in life and we were navigating a new way to steer the ship – […] Read More

Somebody’s Praying For You

Prayer, Praying for you

I’ve always marveled at her like she was the Mona Lisa painting or something. I talk to my husband about her like she’s an act that performed their last show and won’t be on the road again for a while. I secretly – and not so secretly – observe her. And as I stand there watching this barely five foot, long black haired, foreign accented woman interact with her three children under five years old… I marvel […] Read More

Practical Advice + Life Lessons I Learned From The Dating World

Dating advice

I think often about writing a book about relationships + radical self-responsibility when we’re in them (and we’re in relationships all the damn time – not just love relationships – friends and family count too, as well as the most important relationship we’re in most of the time – with our sweet self). As I ponder all of the above, it tends to take me down memory lane in my past journeys with the men […] Read More

When Google University Makes You A Better Mother

Motherhood, Parenting

  You’re holding that sweet baby all wrapped up in their softer than a babies ass blanket + gazing into their sleeping eyes (ummm, eyelids) thinking, “This actually came out of me!” And I guess in that moment it didn’t occur to me that this serene little cherub had the potential, in particular, toddler and pre-K years, to be ruder than Donald Trump and give more attitude than Naomi Campbell on the runway. I don’t […] Read More