Category Archives: Happiness

fitting you back together

I wanted to share my heart with you, like if you and I were hanging out here together. ‘Cause we are. Virtually.   Sister, do you have trouble fitting ALL the pieces of yourself together? The masculine get-shizzle-done part and the feminine intuitive-creative part? I do. And I teach it.   Sometimes I feel like HumptyContinue Reading

You’re gonna be scared anyways. Might as well have something to show for it.

You’re gonna be scared anyways. Might as well have something to show for it.

Sunday I was attending the Color of Woman Graduation online for the class of 2016 from my laptop (yay for Livestreams) and I heard poet, activist (and school founder Shiloh Sophia’s mom) Caron McCloud say,   “You’re gonna be scared anyways. Might was well have something to show for it.”   Let that sink in.Continue Reading

art all year long.

art all year long.

I hear from women every day who want to access their creativity, who want to make it a part of their lives. Two things stop them. 1) They don’t feel creative. They don’t know how to start. 2) They don’t have the finances to commit. If you can relate, I’ve got something just for you…Continue Reading

support. what are you pushing away?

support. what are you pushing away?

We aren’t meant to do things on our own. We are meant to hold one another. To spread the load. To share the burden. Too many women feel lonely and alone. What if we embraced our tribe, the support of others? How different would things look? Click here to watch Then tell me, What supportContinue Reading

don’t lose it.

don’t lose it.

  You may have stuffed it, but everyone feels the urge to create. If we don’t, we know something is missing. We ache for it.   When I was younger, I loved drawing and writing stories. I felt so alive and free in my imagination. I remember my teacher in 3rd grade telling me writersContinue Reading

not holding it all together.

not holding it all together.

My boys go back to school Monday. On my weekly accountability call with my business buddy Wendy, I shared that I needed a break. Solo time… but it’s the last week of summer vacation. I really want to make it special. Wendy told me, Your kids don’t know what you’re planning in your head. What ideal are you holding yourselfContinue Reading

expectations can kill celebration

expectations can kill celebration

  In order to change and keep changing, you have to celebrate what you’ve already shifted.   The thing is, most of us don’t celebrate. It doesn’t come naturally to brag on yourself and what you rocked. Most of us see what didn’t work. We focus on what we could or should have done. ThenContinue Reading

realignment moments

realignment moments

Have you ever not spoken up and wish you had? Had something happen that made you vow to do things differently? Last week I was with my family on vacation in Kealakekua. It was well needed and we had a great time fishing, snorkeling, and lounging around. With lots of games of Monopoly. One day weContinue Reading

(finally) open to love

(finally) open to love

Do you ever hold yourself back from love? Keep a part of your heart hidden? What if you opened that space? What would happen?   I was always told I looked just like my mother. We both had dark hair, brown eyes and tanned well (as opposed to Dad who is English-Swedish-Norweigen and turns lobsterContinue Reading

this is it. do what you love now.

this is it. do what you love now.

I’m feeling my mortality. This week I got the news 1 of my dear friends has months to live, and 2 others were just diagnosed with cancer. Aaaaaaand my mom has been hanging on the outskirts of my mind. Some people say the veil between the living and dead is thin around May Day. Perhaps Mom’sContinue Reading