Life is a Tree Part 1

Outside my bedroom window is an enormous maple tree….it is the same tree that welcomes you through the back door and guards the big window in the family room….it is the same tree that shades our entire back patio in the summer and gets strung with miles of white lights in the winter….it is the […]

Waiting for my wings to heal

When I was in third or fourth grade, my mom was part of  the PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) at my school. Once a month or so, she met with the other members of the board for about an hour after school, and we kids entertained ourselves and each other, or did homework, etc. Every autumn the bushes […]

Dreaming. Again. And Differently!

Right now, I’m learning how to dream. Again. And differently. You see, I thought all of my dreams were dead. And some of them needed to die. But oh! Oh I’m dreaming again and just have to tell you… About four years ago, I was on the cusp of all my dreams coming true. I […]

Dreams and Hummingbirds

I looked at my daughter this morning as she ran to play with her friends, and felt goosebumps. She knew I was watching her, and blew me a kiss. To think, I almost missed this. This child, this life.   I was born into an abusive family. Despite this I was a dreamer. I saved […]

Deadheading A Soul

I have a message for someone.  I don’t who it’s for – what I do know is that this person is deeply, deeply loved and that this message is right on time.  I know this message is true because it keeps coming and coming and coming into my mind…it’s gentle and persistent and heart-swelling. A […]

Our Strengths Define Us

Before I get started….I am going to tell you some good things about me. I am fun….and I am funny. I am super creative and I love to be happy. I am a fiercely loyal and protective wife and mother and I would go to the ends of the earth to make sure that my […]

Let Your Amazing Ideas Be Born

This is another one for all of you beautiful dreamers, creatives…makers, artists, visionaries…musicians…writers….mothers…gardeners…friends…lovers…..PEOPLE. It is in ALL of us. I am writing this because I am now 100% certain that I am not the only one who used to feel like I was the only one who feels this way. AND when we find that […]

Your Potential is Infinite

I used to read a lot of books about leadership and setting goals and going after your dreams…every book I read talked about how every human being has incredible, untapped potential…I wanted SO badly to believe the things that I read in those books…but, I always thought…’well, everyone but ME has huge potential…” …and I […]