The New Normal

Thank you to all the first responders, medical worker, and service people who keep going to work. You keep the rest of us safe, healthy, and fed during this difficult time. I know that this is a very hard time for so many families, everyone has their own struggles, and no matter how much we…

Desert Season

Its that time of year again. When the temps drop to a bearable level the desert becomes our favorite playground again. Living in Southern California has its drawbacks, the traffic and crowds being two big ones. However, no matter how crazy the greater LA area gets you can always find a vacant stretch of desert…

Stories

We tell ourselves stories; who we are, what we are capable of, and all the reason why we can’t do something. The stories we tell ourselves can keep us from experiencing parts of life, and from personal growth. They create a one-way mindset and hold us hostage in our comfort zone. The stories we tell…

Trekking Patagonia: A Perspective on Becoming a Mother

Over a year ago my husband and I traveled to Patagonia. Not only was it a trip of a lifetime it was also supposes to be our last hurrah before starting a family. On that trip I had a lot of time for reflection on motherhood and the changes it would bring to my life….

Embracing Your Wild Woman

I recently contributed a piece to The Unknown Persists, an online collective of artists and writers. Its a piece that means a lot to me as it dives into self discovery and letting your wild woman out! It is set in the beautiful desert wonderland of Anza Borrego State Park. Go give it a read…

How to MAKE Purpose in Your Life

Do you ever feel lost in life? Do you get a nagging feeling that there is something you should be doing, that you would be doing, if only you knew what it was? I recently had this conversation with my husband and it lead to some interesting conclusions. Let’s jump right down the rabbit hole…

The Little Things

Slow down and look around. See the little things. Find beauty in the smallest part of a flower. Stop to smell the earthy scent of sage brush as it transitions into winter. Always take a small amount of time to appreciate what lies directly around you. There is magic in these moments.

Lessons From an Epic Adventure

I had an epic adventure this weekend. I do not mean the kind of “adventure” where you go on a pretty hike snaps some cute photos and post it on instagram with the hashtags #adventure. I mean a nitty gritty – there is a small chance we may not make it out of this with…

How to Practice Being Present Everyday

Being present does not just refer to your down dog in yoga class. You can follow the practice of being present every day to increase your quality of life. We live in a culture of anticipation. We are continually searching for something to look forward to. We spend so much time waiting for something good…