in honor of the tough times.

[NOTE: I believe all events are neutral, and through our beliefs, experiences, and values, we attach our own meaning to them. Therefore, when Iย talkย about “hard/challenging/tough” timesย in this post, I’m referring to the things I’M choosingย to label as hard/challenging/tough and when I’m talking to you, I encourage you to consider what YOU choose to label as … More in honor of the tough times.

a return to blogging.

Oh HEY there y’all! Long time no chat! I’ve been hermitting for a few months, taking care of myself and this sweet new life I’m growing right now. Yep, I’m pregnant!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m just about 6.5 months along and am due on November 24th! Woot! It has been quite an adventure, this pregnancy thing, and … More a return to blogging.

back to the Bay.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. ~Lao Tzu Hey Yโ€™all!! Weโ€™re 19 days into 2016 and Eric & I have already done much planning. checking-in. and pivoting. After talking about … More back to the Bay.

launching Perspective Perspoctive.

Hi Loves! I launchedย my new YouTube series Perspective Perspoctive yesterday! I’ll be posting weekly videos discussing the different elements of language that have become societally acceptable, which might actually be disempowering and causing us to liveย un-alignedย lives! My first episode is all about self-image/body issues, and can be viewedย here. I used to haveย a plethora of issues … More launching Perspective Perspoctive.

when he tells me he loves me, i tell him “i know” and here’s why…

Dear Baby, When you say you love me and I tell you I knowโ€ฆitโ€™s because of the way you grab my hand and hold it even if weโ€™re only walking to a place ten feet away from us. When you snuggle me, you keep pulling me closer like I’m never close enough for you. You … More when he tells me he loves me, i tell him “i know” and here’s why…

the necessity of self-care.

โ€œItโ€™s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. Itโ€™s necessary.โ€ ~ Mandy Hale In the past two months since finding out about Momโ€™s stage 3c ovarian cancer, I feel like Iโ€™ve experienced every emotion on the emotional spectrum…from sadness to the-most-scared-I’ve-ever-felt to peaceful to confused to … More the necessity of self-care.

a new normal.

โ€œAs you move outside of your comfort zone, what was once the unknown and frightening becomes your new normal.โ€ ~ Robin S. Sharma My mom has cancer. Stage 3C ovarian cancer. I’m still getting used to saying that…we’ve only known for a month. I will never forget how I felt when my Dad told me: … More a new normal.

mini-retirement #1.

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” ~Lao Tzu Almost exactly a year ago today, I posted โ€œthe travel bug.โ€ And shortly thereafter, I posted โ€œplans subject to change.โ€ To summarize those posts: last March, Eric & I decided to abandon our plans to settle down, in favor of … More mini-retirement #1.