Gratitude Warrior: 2016 Review

  “In the end, though, maybe we must all give up trying to pay back the people in this world who sustain our lives. In the end, maybe it’s wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and to just keep saying thank you, forever and... read more

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... read more

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... read more

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.... read more

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... read more

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... read more