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The Simple (painful, hard, difficult) Act of Surrender

I’m getting up the energy to pack my bags for Italy. We leave tomorrow and I haven’t packed a thing. This trip, while exciting to think about, has left me with a ton of resistance. I can hear the calls now- “are you crazy?! It’s Italy, go, enjoy, eat lots of pasta, enjoy the wine, […]

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When Parenting Hurts

Dear Gorgeous Soul, We are standing alone beneath the gray sky, my daughters and our friends, as the brown seal gracefully swims alone through the San Francisco Bay to our side of the pier. He looks directly at us with his friendly face with what feels like a personal welcome to his beautiful city. We […]

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The Gift of Resiliency

My friend’s daughter was diagnosed with cancer – leukemia. Stephanie took Baby Girl to her pediatrician to ask about the sore on her face and that visit led to a cancer diagnosis. Baby Girl wasn’t even two years old yet, still wearing diapers, cute frilly dresses and playing with an Elmo doll. At Baby Girl’s […]

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Dear Future Self…I’ve ditched the baggage.

Hello beautiful, Do you ever find yourself replaying past experiences in your head? When there is a negative experience that plays on repeat, or comes up often, it may be a sign it’s time to let it go. The difficult and painful experiences in our past were most likely placed there as lessons. Lessons we […]

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The Mother Load: Silent Suffering

Disclaimer: This is a different kind of motivation Monday. It’s not bright and sparkly, but it’s truthful and it’s real. And it’s where we are. And sometimes being honest is the best place to start. Because from here we can be sure of where we stand and take our first step to a better place, […]