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

What Lt. Dan Taught Me About Chilling The F*ck Out

Relaxation, How To Relax

Lieutenant Dan: (looking at their fruitless shrimping) Where the hell’s this God of yours? Forrest Gump: It’s funny Lieutenant Dan said that, ’cause right then, God showed up.   You know that scene in Forrest Gump where Lieutenant Dan + Forrest are on the shrimping boat + Lt. Dan has it out with God atop the boat mast and a whaling storm? That was me – for sure…insert my head for Lt. Dan’s. Raging through life, […] Read More

Sacred Laundry: Choosing The Divine Feminine

  I’ve had the most intense conversations, epiphanies, and full-on body + soul cries while doing laundry in my basement. I’m not sure the significance, but I can tell you it makes a lot of sense considering laundry is where you bring the dirt to be cleansed. You know, purification. Yep. Sacred Laundry is my jam apparently. And my recent breakdown in the laundry room was no exception.   Dreams Can Be The Whisper of […] Read More