life

Behind the Shadows.

No matter what the eclipses of our lives and no matter where we stand in the darkness, we can be sure that the light will come, the sun will shine again. While the world is darkened with crime and the news is depressing with stories of hate, there is yet a light that shines in… read more

How to Survive the ApocEclypse: The Adult Guide

This was a week for the history books. First, it was cloudy and it rained every single day this week, which is highly unusual for us here in the desert, and second, I was trapped in my house with a toddler and a cantankerous 8 year old. Then when it finally cleared for 2 seconds… read more

Surrender.

They say just surrender And yet that has been the hardest thing for me To release my grip On things that seem Like they were made For grasping and keeping And protecting With all my being Why is it so hard To relax my mind and body From clawing and clamoring and trying to control… read more

Hope.

“How would you like to live here?” He said, As we walked through that dumpy neighborhood Of run down trailers and dogs on chains And I thought for a second about what he was saying He wasn’t being judgy, he was just trying to cheer me up about my own life, and that’s when I… read more

Soft, Not Strong.

The older I get, the more I think it’s not about how strong we are but about how soft we become. The more I meet people the more I want to know what formed them what hurt them and what still hurts them, and how their soul is moved and affected and changed by the… read more

To Julie. (And the One Who Holds Our Yeses)

It’s Friday. Today is the day I was going to meet my first client for nutrition/lifestyle coaching. Something I’ve felt called to for a long time and finally said yes to, a few months ago. So I got up early, ran around, made sure the kid had snacks for school and the other was going… read more

Word for 2016: Fulfilled.

At the end of every year I like to ask for a word for the coming year. It gives me something positive to focus on, to relax into, or to put my energy toward. Last year it was ‘movement’ and boy was it eveerrr a year of movement! So many trips, and SO MUCH activity.… read more

What Remains. (at Christmas)

In these days before Christmas, grief tends to hit me more than usual, and sometimes the only reprieve for it is to hold the ones I love a little tighter. So today I look into the eyes of my most precious gifts and I place these moments deep in my heart, knowing that even these… read more

Suicide and Dying With No Regrets.

I’m going to do the unthinkable and talk about suicide today. Yes, that dark evasive thing called death that no one wants to talk about, much less to acknowledge or admit to, much¬†LESS around the holidays. Yes I know this is a “happy” blog, and yes I know this is not a feel good¬†subject. But… read more

Today is a Good Day.

Today is a good day For coffee and reading poetry And taking a look at the grains Of wood And sand That make up the fiber Of my being And my time here on earth. Today is a good day For resting and pausing To reflect on all the things that become beautiful With time… read more