Loving Yourself is Just the First Step

For most of my adult life I had romantic love, and then I didn't and then I had it again and so on and so on and so on. Always the having or not having. Always the joy or the heartbreak. Always the quest. I have spent endless hours discussing countless scenarios with...

Stepping Up

    Bucket lists are an interesting phenomenon.  For me, they are more than just a list of somedays and maybes but they stand as a call to action.  They call to me, pull me towards them, shouting at me at times that the only thing keeping them on my list are my own...

Navigating the Big Birthday

  Birthdays are such an interesting event. The date is always special to us-we all think of that “date” and always remember it. It is ours! Some people like to celebrate the whole week but we all at least acknowledge the day. I need to give thanks to the Universe for...

Self-Love; the best gift of all.

Valentine’s Day I grew up as the youngest of three sisters.  Every year since I can remember my father would bring each of his four girls (my Mom included) a card and a gift.  It was a loving gesture.  It always made me feel loved and special.  It developed one of my...

Nature is our playground to face our fears.

I believe exercising in nature is a metaphor for life. This week I was in a ski lesson that I knew before I went would be outside my comfort level. The instructor is a kick-ass female who loves to push the envelope. Even when the envelope isn’t hers! These women were...

Gratitude-Not Just For Today.

Gratitude This one single word changes our entire life. Everyone talks gratitude this time of year. It’s the holiday to be “thankful”. I think it is wonderful that there is a special reminder to take time out of our day to count our blessings. I am not discounting the...

Observer or Reactor?

Are you the reactor to all of life’s ups and downs or the observer? Life happens For us and not TO us!

Grace, Flow and Letting Go

  In both skiing and life, it is all about grace, flow and letting go!  I had the honor of once again being a participant in a five day, ten hour a day, ski program entitled Magic of Skiing (aikiworks.com).  I have taken this camp 13 times. It is so much more than...

Dear Glorious Universe

Today is my birthday and I want to take this moment to tell you how grateful I am to you.  I know you always have my back and certainly more times than not, I am aware of how lucky I am and what an amazing life I have. There have been so many times of great joy in my...