thoughts & notes

February 2, 2017


I’ve been exercising some extra self-care for the past few weeks. After a physical reaction, I’ve been going extra easy on myself. In addition to resting and eating very clean, I’ve taken a break from makeup and coloring my hair. I just don’t think my body needs any u...

February 1, 2017

"Find me one person who is for something and against nothing, who is redeemed enough not to condemn others out of the burden of his soul, and I will find another savior, another Jesus, and an exalted human being."  ~Ernest Holmes, Sermon by the Sea

"I am participating i...

January 30, 2017

I was a young mother. By age 24, I was married and had two small children. At times, I felt isolated and overwhelmed, completely unprepared for the level of commitment and selflessness that mothering two little beings required. Thankfully, I was surrounded by a powerfu...

January 26, 2017

"The world is changed by your example, not your opinion." Paulo Coelho

I'm a talker by nature. I love to explain and elucidate, tell stories and share my thoughts. With all I've learned over the past ten years, things about the nature of the Divine and my place in the i...

January 25, 2017

"What we once enjoyed, we can never lose; all that we have loved deeply becomes a part of us." ~Helen Keller

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened." ~Anatole France

It seems I am running a doggy hospice.  Our once bustling home, overflow...

January 18, 2017

"Start by doing what is necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible." ~St. Francis of Assisi

I think we do ourselves a disservice when we look at a big project or goal as one thing.  It's easy to get overwhelmed and think, "I could neve...

January 4, 2017

"If in your mind it was possible to take a year's sabbatical from work to reassess your life, what would you do and where would you go?"
David Whyte

I am on sabbatical. I quit my job, announced that I'm taking a break and functionally locked myself in my house. Why, you...

October 12, 2016

"Music can change the world, because it can change people."

Bono

I've been thinking about music a lot lately. It's always a big part of my life, as a songwriter, singer and rabid consumer of songs. But lately, music has taken an even more prominent place in my consciousn...

September 28, 2016

When I am struggling, when I feel a lapse of faith, I like to go back to the very basics. I always ask myself one question: “What do I know for sure?” What is the one thing that I can completely rely on, no matter what? What is Ground Zero of my belief system? And I al...

September 21, 2016

"It isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it." - Eleanor Roosevelt

"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new s...

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