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Letting Go. (The other side)

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness. ~Havelock Ellis I’ll be honest, I’ve been in a bit of a wilderness lately. This pregnancy held so much promise for me at the beginning and yet halfway through I found myself completely exhausted, feeling defeated and miserable. My body was tense with… read more

Arrows and Teepees Baby Shower.

Hey guys! As you may have suspected, I’ve been a little busy lately.  My days are completely used up sorting baby clothes, figuring out where the bassinet is going to fit, going to final meetings with my midwife/doula and breathing through these last few weeks before baby comes. Oh, and let’s not forget: going to… read more

I Knew It Was You

You chose me when I had nothing left And my arms had come up empty from recent tragedies and futile attempts at making sense of our future and what had been taken My soul weighted from the loss of hope and the dream of having another chance, A child to love And yet I knew… read more

This Was Our Valentine’s Day.

This might look ordinary to some, but on a day when 17 hopeful young lives got mowed down in a school and other dear souls are fighting for their last breaths on a hospital bed, this is EVERYTHING. Yesterday, I’m pretty sure, would not have looked like anything special in the world’s eyes. J called… read more

What I Learned at The Institute for the Psychology of Eating.

Many of you know the passion I have for helping people get healthy. It’s my life mission and one that I plan to expand and pursue more fully over the coming months as I look at going into full-time health coaching and educating. I am always looking for opportunities to do this, so when I… read more

On Nesting (and Nearing the End of Your Life!)

  Pregnancy is so weird. On one hand I just want to curl up in a ball and let the world go by while I sip on tea lattes and on the other I MUST DO ALL THE THINGS. I must climb all the mountains, rearrange all the furniture, hang all the picture frames and… read more

2017: The Year of The Unconditional.

Whew! What a year! 2017 was not for the faint or the uncommitted, that’s for sure. In fact, if I didn’t know better I would think it was one of the most pointless and wasted years of my life. If I didn’t believe in a higher plan, I’d probably just go ahead and call it… read more

To the Lonely at Christmas.

To the lonely at Christmas I see you and I know. I know what it’s like to get together for the first time and have to set the table for one less then you did the year before because cancer came and left you an empty chair I know what it’s like to feel the… read more

Adoption Update: One Year Later.

What a difference a year makes! Last year this time, we were getting ready to host our first child from Colombia and our hopes were high that we could be her “family” and then she came and she spent Christmas with us and we fell in love with her… we baked cookies and painted nails… read more