“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don’t change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, and flexible with your plan.” ~John C. Maxwell Thanks for this pic, CoCo!!! xo In the past year, Eric & I … More plan. check-in. pivot if necessary. repeat.
Shoshin (初心) is a concept in Zen Buddhism meaning “beginner’s mind.” It refers to having an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level, just as a beginner in that subject would. My first post of 2015 is up on The Girl Who Knows … More beginner’s mind.
“How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time!” ~Unknown In this time of reflections & commitments, I’ve [yet again] decided to take a new approach at accomplishing things. While I strictly do not support the eating of elephants [or anything other than honoring and loving them!!!]…the above quote does an excellent job … More accomplishing commitments… one bite at a time.
“Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.” ~Isaac Asimov Last year was a magical year of learning & living my learnings. I had some incredible events, people, and circumstances through which I was able to learn these myriad lessons. The following learnings are those that stand out as I look … More 2014 learnings.
Hey y’all! About a month ago, I was asked to be a Guest Editor on the website The Girl Who Knows. Stephanie Watanabe, the Founder + Curator-in-Chief at The Girl Who Knows, invited me to publish two posts a month for the following three months on her site — and I JUMPED at the opportunity. … More the girl who knows: guest editor.
Find my hand in the darkness and if we cannot find the light, we will always make our own. -Tyler Knott Gregson- ^ That’s my baby!! ^ It’s been twenty-nine days since I had my laparoscopic cyctectomy + oophorectomy (aka I had a baseball sized benign mass + my right ovary surgically removed through three … More making our own light.
“Accept — then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. Make it your friend and ally, not your enemy. This will miraculously transform your whole life.” ~Ekhart Tolle In mid-July, I went to my Gynecologist for a routine check-up and he … More lessons from my ovarian mass.
“May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” ~Rumi Last November, I published a post about how important the little things are in a relationship. I’m back to share five additional little things that keep Eric & me deeply connected, head over heels in love, and grateful for each other…Every. Single. Day. … More the little things – part ii.
“There is a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results.” ~Ken Blanchard When was the last time you took a step back to ask yourself the question, “Am I interested in or am I … More interested vs committed?
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.” ~Socrates Since the beginning of this year, Eric & I have been having conversations about what kind of parents we want to be, and what we can do in the present to live into those desired ways of being. No, I’m not pregnant!!!! We started … More knowing what’s “best”