Saturday, December 31, 2016

{reflection} DecemberReflections

Thank you Susannah Conway for the no fuss reflection prompts for December. I really appreciated the no stress, reflection. Allowing myself to do what I felt at the moment, with the time I had. There are a few prompts like #7} five things about me and #13 } soundtrack of 2016 that really opened a can a worms I wasn't able to tackle this December. But wonderful prompts that I will revisit when I'm able. Here are just a few of the goodies from #decemberreflections2016.
day 1 : on the table } My art table = completely full, so grateful for the resurgence of creative energy and possibilities

day 2 : light } light in the air, light in my heart,
light pouring in and parsing out
This was one of my most ethereal experiences in 2016 —a shaman journey — at the Tribe Sister Retreat in August

day 3 : favorite of 2016 } swinging together, summertime simple bliss

day 5 : favorite book } I’d sooner be able to pick my favorite ornament!
but Susannah Conway’s this I know is always near by and Love Warrior by Glennon is wonderful.  Mostly I read about love, do gooding, creative leadership and tales about life

day 6 : in the air } the balloon ascension New Mexico, a YOLO bucket list trip with a dear, dear friend.

day 8 : on the ground } love always on the ground and all around, these were all found within 2 weeks of this reflection prompt

day 10 :: i made this } digital mixed media series :: letting go & letting in
Not pictured here, but you'll be hearing more about this series in posts to come.
Here is a sneak preview

day 11 : lesson of 2016 } my gosh, definitely not my mantra, but in some cases I must concede

day 12 : precious } all life is fragile, handle with care

day 15 :: best decision of 2016  } wonderfully full adventures — St. Louis, Kansas, Three Lakes, New Mexico

day 27 : my smile } is made all so much brighter with the blessing of this girl

day 29 : my wish for 2017 } clarity & connection

day 31 : word for 2017 } discernment : such a cumbersome word, but it keeps appearing.
Looking to saying more "no" in order to find my hell yes!

What I'm most grateful for is showing up to this page, my blog. It's been so long. Despite all the disappoints, 2016 has been very good to us, here's to an even brighter 2017.
What are you reflecting on?

~ Love & Light everyone  ~  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

December Mindful Intention

It's been over a year since I posted to my blog. Not that I haven't much to say, there is too much. It's overwhelming. So, I thought I'd start small. A mindful month of guided photo reflection. #DecemberReflections2016 with Susannah Conway. Hoping this gentle entry will break open the lock and make space for my thoughts again.

You might want to join me.
Go here for the easy no fuss, no stress prompts.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

25 years seems so long... but I know you are never far

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

always will be

Today as the New Horizons space probe buzzes pass the once-planet, Pluto, I'm reminded of a conversation with my daughter just a few months ago. I met her after school, while talking about her day she says, " know, back before Pluto wasn't a planet..." as the conversation continued I couldn't help but think Pluto will always be a planet to me.

There's even a term for it now: to be "plutoed" - devalued, demoted or diminished in some way.

It also made me think, how can you unlearn something?
Then again, how can we rewrite our own script. Is it possible? Will you always be the person someone remembers you to be. Good or bad. Or is it possible to rewrite your reputation. Because everyday has new challenges and opportunities to alter your story. What others perceive you to be is their own business. Just be you and then a bit better, each day. Small changes made daily is the answer.

Dear Pluto,
You'll always be a planet to me. But now, you are even more... a boundary that has been explored and seen.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

deep thoughts from the trampoline

Shortly after we moved in our new home, we got a trampoline. Jumping, running, bouncing... the neighborhood kids enjoy the new novelty. But sometimes I glance and they are just hanging out chatting.
One such day I inquired and my daughter let me in on the discussion.

Momma, do you know we are all connected? We are all related because God created us and loves us. The little boy next door interjects, Yes, even that blade of grass... And my girl points to the towering evergreen just outside our backdoor. That tree is my sister.

Yes my dears, the connection is eternal.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


Happy Father's Day to my Dad and brothers! 
Here are a few words of wisdom from my Dad. 

Any job worth doing is worth doing well. 

 Follow the White Line. When driving through stormy weather, focus on what you know (the white line) and keep sight of the beacons (truckers) in the distance.

Don’t Kick Boots.
It won’t matter how many lives you saved, the baby you delivered in the back of the bus or the paramedic team you help assemble. If you loose your cool, that is what will be remembered.

No one will ring your bell for you.
Sometimes you have to ring it yourself.

Do as I say, not as I do.
I think I could speak for my siblings, we try to be like you, an excellent role model for our children.

Education and experience can never be taken away.
So hike to a waterfall, ride a water slide and learn from everyone you meet.

I couldn't be prouder of my parents – the best role models. 

If not then, before.

I love you, Dad! And man, am I thankful for that! 

Sunday, May 10, 2015

happy mother's day

my daughter's imagination is a precious gift. 
Grateful and Blessed.
Some waterfalls are the rainbow of life