Did You Forget To Dance?

“When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It’s to enjoy each step along the way.” – Wayne Dyer Available on Fine Art America Dancing can make you smarter, happier and have improved health benefits both physical and mental. Best part, is that you do not have…

Procrastination, we meet again.

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe You know that song with the line, “The waiting is the hardest part.”?  While I find that waiting can be tough, it is the starting that can be tougher still.  Whether it is lack of motivation or not knowing where…

Beauty From Ashes

“I am not where I need to be, but, thank God, I am not where I used to be.” ― Joyce Meyer, Beauty for Ashes: Receiving Emotional Healing There is something so hauntingly beautiful about these burnt trees in Glacier National Park, Montana. To see the new growth engulf them in green new life. Yet…

Are orbs really spirits?

“There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st But in his motion like an angel sings.”  – William Shakespeare The sunrise brought me a green orb. Several of my snaps this morning had one at different locations in the sky and as it drew closer created a pink aura around it. Orbs are a curious phenomenon…

Live And Love Your Brave Life

“There is a surrendering to your story and then a knowing that you don’t have to stay in your story.”  –  Colette Baron Reid Your Brave Life is a philosophy that has I have come to live by and I hope you will too. When we think of bravery we often think of grandiose things…

Grief: Overcoming the obstacles of hypervigilance and trust issues

“After a traumatic experience, the human system of self-preservation seems to go onto permanent alert, as if the danger might return at any moment.” – Judith Lewis Herman, Trauma and Recovery When it turns out that nothing is what it seemed to be. When the “It could never happen to me.” happens to you, it…

Grieve One Day At A Time

“A family will never get over losing their loved ones. It doesn’t matter how long ago or how old the loved one was or how they died. The family lives with this pain every moment of their remaining lives.” – Narin Grewal It takes time and practice to get good at living with loss. It…

Open Letter From Grieving Parents

“There is no friendship, no love, like that of the parent for the child. ” – Henry Ward Beecher Dear Friends and Family, Acquaintances and Strangers, Neighbors and Co-workers; For whatever reason, our child came up in conversation today. Please know that we desperately want and need to talk about our child. We know that…

Mother’s Day: In The Arms Of Grief; Open Letter To My Mom

“Mother’s arms are made of tenderness and children sleep soundly in them.” ~ Victor Hugo Dear Mom, There are so many things I could say, including several I am sorry’s. Being a mother is hard work. Hindsight being the what it is, I realize now just how much you gave, how strong you were and…