The Purposeful Mother

May 13th, 2017

| Posted in May 2017

I spent last weekend with my family to celebrate my daughter’s college graduation and her achievements. What I loved about this is that it seemed similar to a destination wedding: everyone gathered in one location for the duration of the weekend, and people were not running home after dinner or coming and going to work. […]

Celebrations & Jubilations for Love

March 8th, 2017

| Posted in March 2017

I am sitting on a plane en route to be with my parents to celebrate their 50th  wedding anniversary. To say it’s an honor and privilege is an understatement really. It’s funny how when you’re younger, you look at your parents as one unit – life is unimaginable one without the other. As time passes, […]

Remember Up In Smoke?

November 9th, 2016

| Posted in November 2016

Smudging is a wonderful ritual and powerful way of giving gratitude for all that is above us and below us. I have been asked many times for the prayers I use for smudging and the directions for the actual ritual itself. If you have never participated in this ritual, this month of Thanksgiving is a […]

Is Your Wounding Preventing You From Being Happy?

October 13th, 2016

| Posted in October 2016

At some point in our lives we all experience a wounding of some sort. A wounding is anything that causes our lives to be impacted in a way that takes us out of our comfort zone. The degree of trauma is very individual and personal, and it creates a cellular change within us. The challenge […]

The Beginning, Middle, & End- Where Are You?

September 22nd, 2016

| Posted in September 2016

I want to begin this blog by saying – bare with me, this one may feel heavier than my other blogs but for good reason, so I do hope you find interest in the space I was in when writing this last week! Happy fall! A typical drama is divided into five parts according to […]

Travels Far and Wide

September 7th, 2016

| Posted in September 2016

CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN located in Phoenix, has two strenuous trails that ascend 1,280 feet to its peak. We started out from the trailhead at 5:30 am and it took us 4 hours to climb up and back.  My Note: Not for sissy’s for sure. A few diggers and a couple angels along the way made it […]

Num Num in My Tum ?

September 1st, 2016

| Posted in August 2016

I have the fondest memories of my grandmother’s cooking and baking when I was a little girl. I was blessed with two of the most amazing chefs for grandmothers. I call them chefs because they had a passion for creating, with love, wonderful and delicious food for our family. They used only the freshest ingredients […]

Friendships Made of Simple and Spice and Everything Nice

August 4th, 2016

| Posted in August 2016

I sat down to start writing this morning and then had to pause to attend my dear, longtime neighbor’s funeral. When I returned, I was inspired to write about something entirely different… or so I thought. I have lived in the same house for 22 years, and through those years I have come to regard […]

It’s Time for a Coffee Break!

July 14th, 2016

| Posted in July 2016

For the past year I have been experimenting with different kinds of brewed coffee and coffee drinks and I came across a winner! Even if you are not a coffee drinker this one is worth a try. It is sinfully delicious! THAI ICED COFFEE RECIPE Servings: serves 4 Prep Time: 5 Cook Time: 15 When making […]

Happily Ever After 4th of July

July 6th, 2016

| Posted in July 2016

Every now and then my spiritual practice includes pulling an oracle card from the many decks that I own or from one of my daughter’s decks. Lately, I have been drawn to Doreen Virtue’s Healing with the Fairies oracle deck. I have enjoyed this ritual because the card I pull is always pertinent. On the […]