The Broken Things

The Broken Things

There was a good period of time the conversation among family members circled around the topic of a broken toaster, an old kitchen appliance belonging to my grandparents. It’s funny the things we remember. It isn’t so much the old broken toaster as much as what it stands for.

Slow Living & The Rise Of The Feminine

Slow Living & The Rise Of The Feminine

I am a master of slow living, I always have been.  If I applied the 10,000-hour theory (that it takes 10,000 hours of practice plus a natural ability to succeed) I can add reading, naps and drinking coffee to my repertoire, which helps explain how I achieved my masters in slow living. 

A Call To Action

A Call To Action

My heart latched onto these words, recognizing the truth in their message and quickly becoming my why for doing what I do.   These words will change the world.  A big statement I know, but follow me on this.   Words have the power to instantaneously change our mindset.…

Grandpa’s Workshop

Grandpa’s Workshop

Some of my fondest memories take place at the kitchen table with my grandpa, sketching my latest idea for a project to build in the workshop. Grandpa would sit quietly, watching me draw, encouraging me with a nod, steering me in the right direction with…

Dust Collectors – The Importance Of Letting Go

Dust Collectors – The Importance Of Letting Go

He was right. The guy from my university art class who said my final term project would end up in a box, forgotten. He wanted to buy it from me, was persistent about it, but I kept turning him down. I had spent countless days…

Artists Wanted! Apply Within

Artists Wanted! Apply Within

The planet does not need more ‘successful people.’ The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.  –Dalai Lama- This quote has stayed with me. The words read like a call to action, reminding me of an Uncle Sam recruitment…

Life Defining Moments – Reclaiming Your Power

Life Defining Moments – Reclaiming Your Power

I hung up the phone with the doctor. It was confirmed that yes, I did have another miscarriage and no, we don’t need you to come in for further testing, not until you’ve had three. Three miscarriages. My heart was barely surviving two, how was…

We’re Not Here To Be June Cleaver And Then We Die

We’re Not Here To Be June Cleaver And Then We Die

Have you had this moment? Thinking life would be easier if morphing into a 1950’s housewife felt right. If staying home, raising kids, tailoring curtains to their desired length while whipping up meatloaf for dinner felt right? And please, lets not forget our hair, which…

Wrapped Up In Stories

Wrapped Up In Stories

At the end of it all, what are we left with but our story? All of life’s moments wrapped up into one beautiful journey of love and loss, struggle and growth. An invisible thread, transporting us instantaneously with something as simple as a smell, an…

Meet Alice

Meet Alice

My grandmother first introduced me to Alice. She didn’t call her Alice at the time, but the story she shared left no doubt in my mind, this beautiful flower did in fact have a name. And it was Alice.