I've been gifted a perfect weather week up on the North Shore, the kind that ushers you into fall with an aching for crisp air, sweaters, knee high boots and hot cocoa. Upper 60s, low 70s all week, I managed to get in a couple hikes up the shore to take in the early fall … Continue reading Practicing Boundaries, or Putting Up Walls?
My version of "low key" weekends include yard work and housecleaning. After a long day of pulling weeds yesterday, I was pretty wiped out today and decided to "take it easy" by tackling cleaning and organizing the kitchen. I have recently acquired a new 5 qt skillet specifically to make my turkey and potato breakfast … Continue reading Coming Home: A Story of Big Magic and Little Miracles
It's always funny how the Universe rewards me when I take time to slow down. Thoughts flow freely and I settle into a different, more in-touch version of myself. It's a gift. I usually devour books on vacation, and this vacation has been no different. The raw truth and authenticity that Alicia Keys has gifted … Continue reading Becoming More Myself
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Encouraged/Brokenhearted. Woke/Unraveled. Energized/Exhausted. All of these emotions holding front row seats on a roller coaster of righteous anger. My Minneapolis community enraged, and in mourning. The loss of precious life, #JusticeForGeorge. I am less than 6 miles from where George Floyd was murdered. I am less than 4 miles from where the riots and protests … Continue reading Amplify
Let's just start right here: It's ok to not be ok. A myriad of emotions, the last couple weeks have rocked and unsettled most of us. Many of us are struggling with the physical distancing we have been asked to practice. Here in Minnesota, our stay-at-home guidance was just extended another 3 weeks. It's become … Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty
Whoa mama. Who would have thought literally nothing, and everything, could change in the blink of an eye? By now, we've all been personally impacted in some way and it's easy to get swept up, so I invite you to take a deep breath, pause, and give yourself a break from every news source for … Continue reading Be Not Afraid
Happy March! It's been unseasonably mild in Minneapolis - the snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and the sun has been shining. Makes me hopeful that spring is right around the corner so I can catch a glimpse of the yellow daffodils I planted late last fall. February, in many ways, was a disappointment. … Continue reading Shift
“The courage of living is - to take risks, to fail, to get up, and to try again. Try again differently.” ~ Naide P Obiang
Whew! Happy new year, happy new decade! What a whirlwind several months has it been for me. Where to begin... My last blog in early December announced a foreshadowing of major changes coming into my world. What very few knew at the time was that I had made a court date to legally change my … Continue reading The Only Question That Matters