In Honor of Those Who Have Passed

My friend died April 6. He wrote me the week prior telling me he was fading. That he was quite ready. He told me he loved me. I never thought a week later he’d be gone. After a year of dealing with post dental trauma from aggressive dental work that had caused a stroke, severe … Continue reading In Honor of Those Who Have Passed

Becoming Lighter. Choose Love.

I wish to become lighter. I'm tired of feeling sad, mad, heart broken. I'm tired of feeling afraid, lost, at a loss, hopeless, overwhelmed. I'm tired. I'm tired of the heavy weight of it all. I wish to become lighter. In honor of my mother her mother and her mother before her. In honor of … Continue reading Becoming Lighter. Choose Love.

Unconditional Love & Acceptance

UNCONDITIONAL LOVE & ACCEPTANCEThe last few days have been hard. While missing my mother never goes away the quiet simmering beneath the surface bubbles up and over around holidays, big life events, during quiet solitude. Today while I was showering I caught myself thinking about my mother when I was caring for her just before … Continue reading Unconditional Love & Acceptance

New Years Un-resolution

I'm not one for ritual or ceremony but I think I may change that. I have this deep yearning for ritual lately, as if I ought to be marking significant moments with sage burning or burning of words and memories perhaps in order to move on from this time period called 2016. I will not … Continue reading New Years Un-resolution

Learning to Trust the Process

When our daughter was born 4 years ago I had never heard of Unschooling. It wasn’t too long though that I was knee deep in the Unschooling online world, which seemed a natural progression from Attachment Parenting (another term and concept I learned about after my daughter was born). It seemed many who were in … Continue reading Learning to Trust the Process

Parenting Through Triggers

PARENTING THROUGH TRIGGERSBefore I had children I had no idea what being a parent meant. No one explained the details of what is really required of you. No one talks about the challenges you’ll face when you’re exhausted, frustrated and going on your third day of not showering. No one talks about how parenting triggers … Continue reading Parenting Through Triggers

Staying in the Moment

PUZZLE PIECES, THE FIVE MINUTE JOURNAL & THE 90 SECOND RULE.As I watch myself growing older partnered with the enormous life shattering experiences I've had to this point, I find myself in a place where things seem to be speeding up. I don't mean time necessarily ~ although that too has been quickening since I … Continue reading Staying in the Moment