In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.


And sometimes all it takes is a quiet ask for help to show great courage. What will be your first step? Continue reading In honor of courage….everyday is a new day. Take a step.

Finding Strength in being Happy in Holland when I wanted to go to Italy.


“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” … Continue reading Finding Strength in being Happy in Holland when I wanted to go to Italy.

It only takes a nugget of inspiration to change your whole day.


“May you find serenity and tranquility in a world you may not always understand. May the pain you have known and the conflict you have experienced … Continue reading It only takes a nugget of inspiration to change your whole day.

What I learned from Justin Bieber, a dancing monkey, Elmo and Godzilla.


“From there to here, and here to there, funny things are everywhere.” ~ Dr. Seuss As I have mentioned before, since I was a child and even now, I am a fairly serious person.  I am a paradox in my own mind, in that I love love love to laugh, yet I have found myself battoning down the hatches when often others are so freely laughing. I cannot exactly say why this is, other than I have always shouldered a great deal of responsibility in my life and therefore never felt the same light-heartedness that others around me so clearly … Continue reading What I learned from Justin Bieber, a dancing monkey, Elmo and Godzilla.

A Quiet Reminder for Today – Keep learning.


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood. ~ Helen Keller I had not planned to post today, but this morning when I woke up, I felt a moment of gratitude and thought about how many lessons I am learning each day from everyone here and in my daily life.  I then lay in my bed and wondered what I would learn today (thanks to KSP who did EVERYTHING to get the twins ready this morning (in full transparency this may have contributed to my ability to recognize my moment), thanks babe!)…In the spirit of my … Continue reading A Quiet Reminder for Today – Keep learning.

A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.


“The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers. ~ M. Scott Peck I first must say, I am so happy to writing this post tonight (this will seem very strange once you get to the subject matter, but the writing part is what brings me the joy, not the topic). As you may have guessed,  I took yesterday … Continue reading A journey toward Happiness…well, mostly.