Authentic Is The New Perfect

There are certain certainties that exist when you grow up under a fixed mindset. You can be no more than you ever are and all that you are is who you are now. Kinda cryptic right?!? I know...that's how I felt as a child. Living a life preset for me, the origin of which was a mystery, and no amount of intelligence, which I was often told I had, could crack the code that was...

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How fear tried to steal my future.

The website launch party was a huge success. A huge thank you to all of you who made it over to my new site and signed up to follow me on this journey.  The outpouring of positive energy from so many of you was amazing and absolutely humbling. Many of you shared your appreciation for my bravery and willingness to be vulnerable, and that by exposing the good and bad of my life experiences you...

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Welcome to the Party!!!

Today is...well it's pretty fucking awesome!!!! I am so amazed that this day is finally here... Website Launch Day!!! But before we get into that...indulge me as a take a minute as I just want, NEED, to start off with one of many necessary huge thank-yous...this is a big shout out to my friend and master web designer Leanne Kodsmann!!! Her friendship, support and supreme genius made today possible. I have no idea how to...

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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 they constantly want my attention like to eat or stop them from playing with sharp objects. Or that there are 2 of them, so up until recently I haven't had a free...

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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 is freedom! A long, long time ago in my early years as a student, like way back to when I was a kid, we actually had a full set of the Encyclopedia Britannica...that I actually...

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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 not entirely true I had been on this journey for years, but more recently, through a series of happenstance events I found myself reading a self-help book...

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My First of Many Parenting Mistakes…

What did I learn in the first few days as a new parent… ridiculous question... I learned nothing! Because learning requires thought and I was too f'n tired to think. I lived moment to moment, made decisions with my gut, took the well-meaning advice of others, tried different things (most didn't work), tried to follow lessons from a book (which almost ended my marriage), I cried (a LOT) and I drank a shit load of coffee but at no time would I say that anything...

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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 the direction my life has taken. In June of 2015 I had the melt down…you know the one where for months I couldn’t control my emotions and I...

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