Marathon Dreamin'

Running a marathon has been a goal of mine since high school. As a cheerleader, I can recall standing next to my squad while cheering on the runners of the first P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll marathon here in Phoenix and admiring their strength and grit. Later in my twenties I bought the book, ‘The…

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…