I write because perhaps you will relate and smile.

Navigating the waters of motherhood and womanhood with an empty nest and a dog.

bench photo image source: Copper Beach Institute

On Awaken Everyday

I’m so delighted to contribute an essay to Copper Beach Institute's Awaken Everyday blog, a great site for mindfulness and "real life wisdom for living a life of calm, compassion, and true happiness." My most recent piece about The Gift of Mindfulness was just published.  I recently participated in a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course at Copper Beach Institute. In my essay, I  share the gift that mindfulness has given me and how it has helped me live in the perfect moments of...

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"It is a happy talent to know how to play" Ralph Waldo Emerson

Press Play

Looking ahead, I wish you much peace, love, and happiness. The secret of life is to live in the open spaces of the heart. As the seasons change, we change too. Our needs and wants change like the currents of the ocean and the wind through the trees. Find the open spaces of the moment and welcome what change comes your way. Make space for the present and play. You won't be disappointed when you recognize the power to press...

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Books to Read

Great Gift Ideas

Looking for some good gifts to give? Check out this updated list for the book, body, and soul lovers in your life. Top gifts for the book lover: For the book lovers, there is a book light, a Kindle or Nook, an e-reader stand, a gift card and of course books! Here's a link to one of my favorite books on “The Essentials of Fabulous” by Ellen Lubin-Sherman. Of course, you can always choose one of the 30 Books You Need to Read to Earn...

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New Horizon

New Horizon

Weekly photo challenge: New Horizon This weeks challenge is to think ahead and imagine your new horizon. With that in mind, I couldn't help but take a picture of the moon as it rose from the horizon while the sun snuggled into the skyline. Every evening we get to leave today behind and begin again. This image reminded me to appreciate that beautiful moment and it gave me comfort to know that there will be many more spaces in life to enjoy...

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