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I love Christmas, always have. Christmas movies, decorations, time with family and friends, excitement in children’s eyes and a sense of magic in the air. My mom is a Christmas nut. She inspired my love of the season when I was little … Continue reading
It’s easy to get caught up in a swirl of negativity and fear when world events remind us of our fragility. But though we can’t control those events, we can choose what to focus on. So at this time, and especially on 9/11, I’m consciously … Continue reading
A few years ago I didn’t give much thought to living soulfully. What does that mean, anyway? For me, living soulfully means living a wholehearted life, one where I do my best to accept all of myself – the good stuff and … Continue reading
There are times in life when we can’t seem to get our heads above water, when things feel stressful, frustrating and out of balance. I’ve been there. But even though we can’t control what happens around us, we can take some simple steps to … Continue reading
I find it helps to unplug every now and then. I allow myself to just breathe and see where impulse takes me. I recently took some time away with my family, and it was a wonderful, needed rest. It felt amazing … Continue reading
We can easily find reasons to take life seriously, but we can also make the conscious choice to live more lightheartedly – to love a little more and stress a little less. And that’s what I’m doing right now. I’m … Continue reading
Hi everyone! Happy Heart Day! Today may you be reminded of how amazing you are, how important you are in this world, and just how loved you are – because you are all of those things. And may your heart … Continue reading
This morning I watched a short and inspiring video from Jonathan Fields of Good Life Project. In it he asks 29 change-makers a single question: what does it mean to you to live a good life? What I love … Continue reading
We’re two weeks into the year, and to be honest, I’ve been really out of sorts lately. It’s not a matter of post-holiday letdown – I think it’s new year overwhelm. I don’t tend to make new year’s resolutions, but … Continue reading