Everyday Ordinary Magic

Everyday Ordinary Magic

Tuning into wonder is a lifelong journey that transforms our ordinary days into an extraordinary life.   Perhaps it is a 3-step process: Observe. Wonder. Praise. Repeat.  Repeat. Repeat. What if we embraced an intentional practice where we train our eyes to see...
Gratitude in an Etch a Sketch Life

Gratitude in an Etch a Sketch Life

My companion for 2016 is one little word: gratitude.  I don’t know how a simple word can manifest its way into one’s life; but I wholeheartedly believe in the power of this practice.  How is your year unfolding? In 77 days we will celebrate and usher in a new year...
5 Ways to Create with Tissue Paper

5 Ways to Create with Tissue Paper

What do you collect and savor?  I officially collect heart rocks and I secretly collect something else.  This hobby feels vulnerable and silly.  Three deep breaths and let it be known that I have a strong fascination and affinity for…  Tissue Paper!  I adore it....
An August Mantra

An August Mantra

If August had a mantra or sacred sound, it should be…. If you have a child starting pre-school or college (or anything in between); this song is for you (and your child). Be Still. If August feels frantic and overwhelming, this song is for you. Let’s be...
Gratitude on an Ordinary Saturday

Gratitude on an Ordinary Saturday

It wasn’t an extraordinary day.  It was a laundry folding, fridge cleaning, grocery shopping, bill paying, weed pulling, dish washing, flower picking, crepe making ordinary Saturday.  A simple summer day where the teeter-totter of life touched the ground and...
Wanderlust: Italy

Wanderlust: Italy

“There is an eternal landscape, a geography of the soul; we search for its outlines all our lives.” – Josephine Hart I have often wondered what is the magical ingredient about travel that enables time to feel suspended and one’s senses to amplify.  Does this...
Finding Sacred in the Ordinary

Finding Sacred in the Ordinary

I have had a shake-your-soul couple of weeks.  Last week I attended the Brave Girls Symposium in Boise, Idaho.  There were so many aha moments that I can’t sit still or sleep; but I am going to save my symposium story for another day.  In the meantime, if you...
Gratitude & DIY Camera Strap

Gratitude & DIY Camera Strap

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” – Marc Riboud Tonight I am celebrating an “aha moment” about the life lessons my camera teaches me.  This year gratitude is my one little word and my guiding light.  I have been...