How to Practice Self-Compassion – #1000Speak


Today I’m honored to join bloggers all over the world in raising their voices for compassion today. I jumped right into it because I think the world needs a little more compassion or as I like to think of it grace for each other. Being totally honest, I am not always the most compassionate person. I think I am but I don’t extend it equally and I sometimes forget this compassion when it comes to those who I perceived who have wronged me in some way. I know that usually something that happens … [Read more...]

Going Home and Creating Memories


I shared that I was going to #Blogher14 but I didn't share that I was here for two weeks because my father lives here. I was born here but rarely come to the West Coast anymore. For all of the travel we do, we usually are vacationing and it's easier for my parents to come to me so I never go home. But I'm home now. I realize that I had been running from these visits because of the memories they held. I hung out with a girlfriend I'd known for more than 30 years. That's history. It was so … [Read more...]

Best Birthday Gift This Year #BeachesMoms

Beaches Moms

It’s my birthday and my husband asked me what I wanted a few weeks ago…I told him something really simple and he said “That’s it?” I had to think about it because that really was it. I’m not having a party this year; we’re partied out. What I planned was a hair appointment for me because I’ve just needed to go and family movie night to see How to Train A Dragon 2. (More about the movie here. We all loved it after seeing it.) Late the night before my birthday, I was checking an email address … [Read more...]

#100HappyDays & 50 Things That Make ME Happy

100 Happy days Challenge

  If you haven’t heard of it, there’s a challenge that asks people to share a picture of what makes them happy for 100 days. You can officially register on the website and they track your progress. They do ask that you use a hashtag for tracking. The official one is #100HappyDays but you can even create your own if you want to limit the public sharing of your pictures. The full details are here at I accepted the challenge but now my phone is broke, so I’m a little … [Read more...]

Mommy to Two Young Children – Mommy and Me Monday

Mommy and Me Monday

This week I was working on my bio for a project and trying to merge a personal one with a professional one. It was a little bit of a challenge because I try to keep things professional and separate. "Mommy to two young children" doesn't exactly scream PROFESSIONAL! But for this project, being a mommy was only an asset. It was an asset because it gave me a unique point of view that I'm sure not many other people can mimic. In honor of that challenge, I decided that I'd participate in my friend … [Read more...]