A Blessing

“Let calm be this house The quiet of the Master’s breath Rule over and bless this house. May the wind blow the chaff Far past this house, And the wheat of peace, fullness Plenty and beauty walk The floors of this house, And may the Graces of the angels And the ripe and the good…

Do less.

My overarching theme for 2020 is to do less. Marie Forleo says: This means less service for others, less time on social media, less planning, less commitment. Last year I discovered the Enneagram, and after reading through the various personality types, and then spending $12 to take the official test, I discovered that I am…

2020 Core Desired Feelings

It’s been a month of intense and thoughtful reflection. From Marie Forleo’s Decade in Review to Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Mapping, this month I revisited my 24-year-old self, and all the selves between her and the 34-year old me today. I wrote down what I am proud of having accomplished, the lessons that I have learned….

363 Days Booze-Free

My husband and I began 2019 with a resolution to not drink alcohol all year. With the exception of a bit of bubbly for my best friend’s bachelorette party, and a toast on her actual wedding day this past February, by Jan. 1, 2020 I will have spent 363 days booze-free. A year free from…

Thanksgiving Eve

I’m sitting next to a steaming cup of peppermint tea, freshly showered and curled next to my 7 year-old pomapoo, Noah J., marveling at how my life has changed. How the only thing I have to be worried about tomorrow is this ridiculous breakout on my forehead (when does acne finally quit)? I’m thinking about…

Magic.

It was about a year ago that I began taking my words very seriously. In my teens, I was introduced to Louise Hay, the ‘fairy godmother’ of self-help. She first taught me about the power of language and positive affirmation . She believed that words carry hidden powers- a force through which our beliefs create…

November.

It’s November! Thanksgiving month! My birthday month! My husband’s birthday month! My mama’s birthday month! (My cuspy Sagitarrian heart sure does love a Scorpio). The official start to the holiday season! This time of year can bring so much excitement, joy and anticipation to our hearts. I love being a mama during the holiday season….

Waking up.

My parents were the first to introduce me to the idea of ‘consciousness’ but it’s taken a long time to begin to understand it. I attended my first in-person personal development workshop this weekend (thank you Mindvalley) and the facilitator asked the question, “What does it mean to be conscious?” It surprised me that I…

All pumpkin everything always October.

Fall in Arizona is how I imagine summer feels to everyone else across the U.S. (except you lucky Southern Californians). In Winter in cold-weather states, you hurry from warm house to car to office, trying to stay bundled from the snow and frigid air. In Summer in Phoenix, the oppressive heat beats down June through…

The Holler’

Before 1010 E. Orange St. and blazing AZ sunsets was West Virginia. Wild and green and wet. I was born in 1985 in a small city called Fairlea before my parents moved to the outskirts of Lewisburg, a one-stoplight town in the southern region of the state. Deep in the mountains by the Greenbrier River,…