SpringCleanEating – Day 4

  DAY 4 — Feeling deflated. No. Not that kind of deflated. More like… I’m-a-balloon-with-a-teeny-pin-prick-and-air-is-slowly-leaving-my-body, deflated. I’m drinking more water, hungry often, but the food I’m choosing to eat is actually delicious and not making me hangry. I see myself needing to be super conscious right now about preparing food and what am I putting […]

SpringCleanEating – Day 3

Day 3: WHAT. A. DAY.  Today I woke up at 8:23am. Yep. That late. And I only woke up because my daughter woke me up. I was hard core in the depths of R.E.M. Had a morning meeting where I showed up talking probably incoherently? Threw no make up on. Exposed the raccoon-ish eyes of […]

SpringCleanEating – Day 2

Day 2… I just posted on facebook the following: “Pretty shocked I got through so far. You know that feeling when you’re like slimy gross and so need a shower, and then you take that shower and feel super clean, and fresh? That’s how it kinda feels from the inside out after dropping the sugar, processed […]

SpringCleanEating – Day 1

Day 1: Went the day before to get all my groceries and stock my kitchen to get ready for– the event. I decided I was going to spend 30-days dedicated to changing my eating style. This is definitely an event. I remember doing something like this when it was time for my daughter to get […]

SpringCleanEating – Pre-Clean Day

  My 2016 personal goal? Way better health. And I’m writing a little letter to the three loves I’m leaving.   Dear Loves, I’ve come to realize as I’m working on bettering my life from the inside out (we are talking body, health, physical strength and maintenance), that I’m way inflamed. And it’s because after my […]

SpringCleanEating – The Backstory

I had gone to a full-day seminar that talked about the body and the reaction it goes through when the mind is filled with stress and unhealthy food. Many factors play into the body experiencing inflammation, and over time, inflammation of the body leads to illness. Whether it’s a minor or major kind, knowing that […]

Adult Coloring Books: Melt Away Stress and have LOADS of Fun!

I love spending time coloring in adult coloring books. If you’d love to give coloring a try, check out some of my fave coloring books, colored pencils and more below. If you love it, click the image below to get it on Amazon.com! Adult Coloring Books: A Coloring Book for Adults Featuring Mandalas and Henna Inspired Flowers, […]


  I keep hearing people say, “…love is supposed to be easy.” I disagree.  Love is not easy. Love is hard. It was hard for Gandhi, for Martin Luther King Jr., for Jesus, for Moses, and especially for G-d. So, honestly, we really don’t get the privilege to have it better than any of them. Love is not […]

Perspective Shifts

  Just saw this stop-motion animated movie and wow.   This truly was cleverly and profoundly developed. The short sends a great message in terms of what it takes to make a relationship stable, when things feel clearly unstable. This was a great realization of what love endures, and how it survives. And you get it […]

Focus on Love

  In a busy life filled with demands, expectations, duty and upholding your own personal values and laws, it’s important to recognize love in between all of that hubbub. As humans, we grow and evolve, and man… do we ever invent and reinvent. And improve. And better. And things get done faster. Way, way faster. […]

How Do I Love Me?

  “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”. Sonnet 43 of Sonnets from the Portuguese hit the hearts of so many lovers and hopeless romantics, connecting with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s words, and rightfully so. Her words leap high and dive deeply into the heart of love. And while this classic poem had intentions strictly […]

Embracing Maleficent

  When it comes to the villain of all villains in Disney movies, the name Maleficent felt like the best synonym for evil. When I saw the 1959 Sleeping Beauty tale, I met Maleficent for the first time. And though I can assure you there are were are some dark fantasies where I might desire […]

Three Ways To Exhibit Your Value

   [Article featured on Iyashi Wellness!] If you were a product in the business world, how would you be packaged? How would you advertise yourself? Where in the store would you be sold? If someone bought you, would you deliver what was advertised about you? Or would people discover it was just a marketing gimmick? […]

Moving Forward

Today is the 1st day of May. I have spent the past few months pondering, thinking, wondering. About moving on. About being okay. Because it’s been over two years since my 20-year-old kitten, and beauty of a furbaby, Bella, left our world – and her leaving me was a really sad and tough time for […]

Three Wrenches Thrown Into Your Thinking Machine

Honor Thy Inner Voice of Reason!  Recognize the three wrenches thrown into your thinking machine. 1) The Unproductive Filter:  Remove the bad, keep the good. That’s the process in filtering. But instead, you find yourself looking for and dwelling in the bad. By nature we tend to focus on what’s wrong instead of appreciating what’s right, don’t we? But just one word […]

What Matters.

  What matters. What? That’s right. What’s right? What. What, what? To keep myself from sounding too Who’s on first-ish, let me ‘splain… In our lives, most of us experience good things and bad things. Happy moments and upsetting moments. Positive habits and negative habits. And in all the ups and downs, twists and turns, and loopty-loops, […]

The Heart of the Matter – My Initial Collection

  Here’s a collection of heartfelt pictures that have crossed my visual path over the past two years as I began to notice. [This is an extension from my original post: The Heart Of The Matter] Enjoy and I wish you best adventures in discovering your own hearts…                     […]

What Did You Just Say?

What did you just say? Reclaim control of your inner dialogue.  We spend majority of our lives speaking to others. We do a lot of vocalizing. We have also appreciated the opposite, where meditation allows us to silence our mind and calm our spirit. It made me wonder, though. How many people who experience frustration in reaching any kind […]