I started snowboarding when I was 16 years old. I had never skied or really did anything in the snow with the exception of some sledding in my younger years. I could tell you horror stories about my first year learning to ride a snowboard, but in time... I began to get more comfortable and… Continue reading I Can Do This!
Happy New Year friends! It's 2019... are you all still with me?? I don't know about you guys but the last few weeks of 2018 had my head spinning. In early December I was second guessing myself quite a bit because of a decision I had made in the early fall months. I had signed… Continue reading Please Slow Down
As we move into the next few weeks, we are faced with a choice... we can focus on all that we have, or we can fall into the trap of accumulating. The Holidays are upon us, and many are torn as they look at the future and wonder how things will work out. Today I… Continue reading Deep Gratitude
I picked my daughter up from school on Friday in a cold wintry mess. There was a cross between snow, slush and rain falling from the sky and it reminded me that winter is on its way in. Such is life in upstate New York! However cold and gross last week was though, the weekend… Continue reading Appreciation for the Sun
Last week I walked into my house after a long day at school where I work as a 2nd grade Teacher Aide. I had both of my small children (2 and 6 years old) in tow and I was extremely close to exploding. I will be honest... as much as I enforce morning time for… Continue reading 20 Minutes
Last week I sat with a good friend and read her Tarot cards. One of the cards she pulled was really tough. So many people are afraid of The Devil card, or the Death card... just not fully understanding the message that comes with them... the transition that Death brings, the empowerment that comes from… Continue reading Through the Pain
At 8:55 am last Wednesday, my husband Jeramie and I stood in a long line of excited thrill seekers waiting to get on a brand new roller coaster at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky Ohio... a mecca for roller coaster enthusiasts. About 18 hours earlier, as we drove around the peninsula that the park… Continue reading The Ride of Your Life
My oldest daughter, Adelynn Grace, turns 6 tomorrow. As I was sitting in my morning meditation I flashed back on my life 6 years ago and felt the urge to share. My family had rented a camp up on the lake we've been going to since I was a baby. It was the last day… Continue reading 6 Years Ago
I had an epiphany last night before falling asleep. After yet another frustrating conversation and more spinning my wheels, more stress, more head banging into the wall... I realized something. I say No quite a lot. Quite a LOT. The past few weeks I've been stress-fully falling asleep, wondering and worried and concerned. Last night… Continue reading Yes.
Today I want to invite you to consider some of these kind suggestions. From my own experience... I think my days go so much better when I've done something kind for someone, (or even for myself!) with no expectation of anything back. Many people live this way as it is... sprinkling kindness into others days… Continue reading Kindness Matters