Wednesday, October 2, 2013


you see..... being open really isn't that easy for me.  really open. But I know that is where the juicy, raw beauty of life is held, so I stand here with my arms open, ready to been seen.  I open my hands to receive that gift. I open my heart to let it in.

I vow to myself to not run and turn away from the answers I find there. I know that openness can be messy and that is exactly why I need to go there. I trust that if I move forward with an open heart and an open mind, I will find the place I was destined to be.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Be. Free. Be. Me.

I'm finding lately that, for me, the ultimate freedom is feeling free to just be me. When I'm able to find that internal peace, my step is lighter, the sun is brighter and my soul is so much happier.
This is my life quest.
To just be me.

be. free.   image by me
"Everyday I wake up, humming a song,
but I don't need to run around, I just stay home.
And sing a little love song,
my love, to myself
If there's something that you want to hear
you can sing it yourself."
song lyrics from Everything is Free by Gillian Welch

Thursday, August 16, 2012

growing my wings

image by me

underneath the fear
i'm a mess
above the fear
i hold on hope

underneath the fear
i'm dependent
above the fear
i have freedom

underneath the fear
i sit silent
breathing in life
above the fear
i rise
my wings grow

Thursday, January 5, 2012

new beginnings

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style" ~Maya Angelou

I love the chance to begin again. Start fresh and look at things with a new perspective. I wonder why I don't do it more often. Once a year just doesn't seem like enough. But, I will cease the opportunity now, with the new year beginning to clear the slate, forgive all my past inadequacies and start fresh with open eyes and an open heart and begin my journey to live a life where I "thrive"!

Thrive: grow strongly and vigorously. 2. to do well; prosper

Synonyms: Advance,arrive,bloom,blossom,boom,burgeon,develop,flourish,grow,progress,prosper

With all the love in my heart, I hope that you truly thrive this year!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

mama love

i love my mama
she is quietly confident
she is always there
she is funny in a funny way
she has taken risks
she has followed her heart
she has followed her dreams
she has done things she did not think she could do
and she has done it really well

and she has been the best mama to me!
i couldn't ask for a better role model
i am so grateful for everything that she is as well as
everything that she isn't
she is my mom
and i am her daughter
we are friends

Happy Mother's Day mom.


Monday, May 2, 2011

what dorky moms do when their kids are at school

sometimes you just have to create your own sunshine!

Hope you are taking the time to celebrate and life YOUR life!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

i love you gets an upgrade

My family has a new expression of love that has been filling my heart with so much joy and sweetness lately. I am going to hold onto it for the rest of my days. It actually came from my darling hubby during a middle of the night bad dream episode with Sisi. She was afraid and couldn't settle down. As he tells me, that when he whispered " I love you in your heart" in her ear and gave her one last hug, that she sighed a big sigh, hugged her favorite sleeping huggy and fell back asleep. melt....

There are many times that navigating our way through parenthood gets the best of us. But when your 6yr old boy taps you on the shoulder and you turn around to see this, how can you not just melt. And then to hear the words "mom, I love you in your heart"!!!!

I'm a puddle over here. a mushy, slobbery, hopeless in love puddle.

So, in our house it's no longer I love you, it's forever and ever going to be "I love you in your heart."