Currently on My Nightstand

Currently on My Nightstand

I have 2 kids… and I lovingly blame them for all the reading I haven’t done yet!!! That’s right I said it, it’s their fault and it’s not because of the oh so obvious reasons like; they are needy and time-consuming. It’s not because...
Lover of TED Talks

Lover of TED Talks

Technology, Education and Design…is that what it stands for, really…who knew? (ok I guess like hundreds of thousands of people…but whatever) What TED actually stands for is irrelevant…TED is an ethereal place, it is energy and light to me, it...
Begin At The Beginning

Begin At The Beginning

As I sat there at 5:46 am enjoying my coffee I was utterly amazed. Even in my sleepy state, sitting by the dim lamplight of our sun-room, before the sun was up to do its job, I could tell, feel, that I was different. About a month prior I began a journey, ok that’s...
Art Found Me

Art Found Me

I married an artist, I am wowed by artists, art makes me feel deeply, the energy of music brings me to tears, observing creativity in action makes be feel like I am floating but I could never, would never…I am not a creator. I was born to be a fan…I...
Nice to Meet You

Nice to Meet You

Every new mother would describe it differently, but it is a tale as old as time, a story, I feel, that when told can never be fully understood until lived. I found myself 1 year postpartum looking in the mirror and finding the reflection unrecognizable. There were...
Be Your Best Self

Be Your Best Self

Do you sometimes feel stuck, unsure, and a bit jealous of all the people out there doing it, really doing something with their lives, taking risks, being happy? I felt that way to! When it got bad, I mean like sit on the couch in the dark feeling sorry for myself bad,...

Not Until

Photo: Woman on Fire (C. Aikins, 2016) Sometimes I can’t believe that I have made it here in what seems like a blink of an  eye. Does that sound corny? Yes I know it does but recently I have been feeling pretty corny and sappy and all around euphoric about...
Just Start Writing

Just Start Writing

Thinking about thinking, that is what I found myself doing that early morning, the rain was pounding down in a beautiful song coaxing my thoughts to rhythmically be drawn from my mind. The day before I had started a list of stories I wanted to tell, a book of stories...