Mother Is A Verb

In honor of Mother’s Day, posting a short little poem along with re-posting a great video based on a blog post by Lisa-Jo Baker. Mother is a verb. Through and through. Mother is found in the action of do. We are often messy, running, tired and worn. That just shows love from when our children were born. You don’t […]


  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, […]

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 […]


“You’ll understand better when you’re a mom.” Did you ever hear that before having your first baby? I used to get frustrated, hearing moms say that to me. I’d feel offended, thinking, “Hey, I’m able to love like you, so why does having a baby have to make everything so different?” I mean hey, I’m […]