Every Day Gratitude…
Every Day Gratitude…

Every Day Gratitude…

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our...

Move it! Move it!
Move it! Move it!

Move it! Move it!

12 days til Halloween. 34 days til Thanksgiving and 67 days til Christmas! If you’re like me, and I’m guessing you are, the next several weeks are going to tempt you the same way they tempt me. And I can tell you right now, I’m gonna get my fingers in the candy...

I am so blessed…
I am so blessed…

I am so blessed…

Last week at my son’s football game I was talking to a woman I hadn’t seen in 15 years.  Her oldest daughter was a cheerleader.  She didn’t look a day older than when I last saw her – and I bet she was a whopping size 2! For the next 20 minutes she shared with me...

The Last First Day
The Last First Day

The Last First Day

My youngest son, Jordan, started his senior year. End of an era for me. For 30 years I’ve had a first-day-of-school, whether it’s Mom’s Day Out, Montessori, private school or public. This was my last ever first-day-of-school photo. And this one feels different on...

What do you really want to do?
What do you really want to do?

What do you really want to do?

I’m writing this on vacation in Maine.  Here’s the view from the chair in which I sit.  I’m lucky, I know.  My mom grew up on this very point of land and I’ve been priviledged to come here every single summer of my life.  I love this place and it grounds and...

Sabering the Moment!
Sabering the Moment!

Sabering the Moment!

Yes – you read that right. Not savoring the moment, but sabering the moment! I didn’t even know about sabering a bottle of champagne, but now I can say I’ve done it – SUCCESSFULLY! Below is a video of me in action! Sabering champagne is reported to have started...

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman

It was over six months ago when my sister called my bubbling with excitement.  She wondered if I’d want to go to Chicago for the premiere of Pretty Woman – The Musical.  Live.  On stage.  Oriental Theater.  Downtown Chicago.  My sister.  I was in! I have a long...

UP, BOLD, BIG – November 2016
UP, BOLD, BIG – November 2016

UP, BOLD, BIG – November 2016

  My husband and I have been having conversations about ‘comfort zones’ for the past 8 years.  The reason is because we’ve been building an off the grid house.  Without getting too technical, an average house has a 200 amp service, our OTG house has 35 amps –...

I love me written in sand
UP, BOLD, BIG – October 2016

UP, BOLD, BIG – October 2016

  I recently keynoted a women’s leadership conference for a financial planning company. For an hour and 15 minutes I poured my heart out, I gave them the very best information I have on how to Show UP, Be BOLD and Play BIG so you can live a FULL OUT life. It...