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…

Finding Inspiration When the Well is Dry

When I first started this blog I had grand plans to write a post every week. While I try to update my blog as much as possible there are times that inspiration fails to strike me. Which got me to thinking, where does inspiration come from? Does that spark of creative genius only come from…

Photo Essay: Home for a week

How to pack as much as possible into a week in Maine. When you miss your flight and get in a day late spend whats left of the afternoon at a local apple orchard, extra points if they have baby goats. Use every bit of daylight to see the sights. This means going to the…