Friday, February 18, 2011

We all create

My daughter's Principal recently shared this beautiful story by Alexis Rotella in the school newsletter.  It warmed my heart.  I know you will love it!
One of  my favorite paintings my Daughter created in the first grade
By Alexis Rotella
In first grade, Mrs. Lohr said my purple teepee wasn’t realistic enough, That purple was no color for a tent, That my drawing wasn’t good enough to hang with the others.
I walked back to my seat Counting the swish swish swishes of my baggy corduroy trousers. With a black crayon. Nightfall came to my purple tent in the middle of an afternoon.
In second grade, Mr. Barta said draw anything, He didn’t care what. I left my paper blank And when he came around to my desk my heart beat like a tom-tom. He touched my head and in a soft voice said “The snowfall. How clean and white, and beautiful.”

What are you inspired to create today?

Monday, February 14, 2011


Mailbox in the children's Gazebo at Esalen in Big Sur

Happy Valentine's Day

Today, we do special things for the ones we love.  We hide poems under pillows or in lunch boxes.  We bake, buy chocolates and make special baths for them.  We paint their nails red, pick beautiful flowers for them, or make a delicious meal.  Today, we give more of ourselves.

This love filled day is  a perfect one to for Self Love/Self nurturing?

What are you going to do today to nurture yourself?

Sunday, February 6, 2011


They came unexpectedly,
pouring out from me as I made breakfast this morning. 
Were these tears releasing  all the would haves… 
could haves… should haves… the what ifs? 
Were these tears unraveling all of the neatly wrapped, tightly tied,
and boxed up fears and doubts 
that have been stored away all these years?  
Could these be the tears of wanting to change decisions that were made, or to have a second chance at the ones that were not.

These tears brought a sense of awareness, and release.  
A ray of light within my soul.  
A lightness within my being.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

soul restoration

I had been wanting to take some time off.  To regroup, to reflect, to move forward, to create, to unwind, to catch up. to be still.  Yes, I got part of what I asked for.  Yet, I did not ask for the flu to hit me without warning, so hard that all I could do was sleep.  I did not ask for Josh to have pneumonia so that we were both lost in time, together.

It's been 2 weeks and I am feeling more and more like myself.   Even though I lost some time along the way, I am so grateful for having my energy and motivation back in my body.

I'm finally catching up with the soul restoration ecourse.  In this space of restoration, I am reflecting, creating, restoring, rewriting, and discovering more and more of my truths. Here is where I am able to move forward.  to let go, and just be.  I can reflect without judgment of myself and others.  I can reflect without blame.  Here I can be honest and whole.  I am restoring my soul.

Visit here to learn more about the Brave Girl Camp and the Soul Restoration course.
Registration is open for the spring and summer courses.  It could change your life.