• Relationships

    Date 3 months. Get married. Does that work?

    I saw a headline the other day that cited an actress married her boyfriend of three months. Without going into the details of their particular situation (because I really don’t know, nor exactly care to know), I did stop and think “What IS “long enough”? Can you know someone enough in three months time to know that you are willing to spend the rest of your life with them? (oooo. I just realized I want to unpack what THAT means, I digress) I think in three months you definitely have enough days to get to know someone’s family background, their journey to where they are now, what they hope for…

  • Earth

    Why a car?!?

    I’m sure by now you’ve heard about how Elon Musk has sent a Tesla Roadster and a Starman into space. A car. And. Well. I have questions. I’ve read article after article trying to wrap my head around this whole event. Trying to figure out WHY. Why a car? Just why? I get it’s entertaining?! It’s never been done before?! It’s all in the name of science. Sure. It IS pretty significant. I can admit that and respect the sheer impressiveness of it all. Of seeing the Starman cruising through space in a convertible like any other great day for a drive with the top down. BUT. WHY. That car…

  • Lifestyle,  Who Am I

    Ups & Downs

    I’m going to go back to a moment I had meditating this morning. On my mind this morning were the ups and downs of life. We all experience them and know them well. They are truly inevitable. As I continued to pull myself back to my breath when my mind would wander I was able to see a strong parallel between my thoughts and what happens to my body as I focused on deep breathing. With each deep breath my chest would rise to nearly full capacity and then it would slowly deflate to empty. Up and down. The more I let my mind sit comfortably with my worlds meeting…

  • Lifestyle,  Who Am I

    Refuse to play small. Dare to dream big.

    So many of us have been raised to constantly assess risk, and run the other way at the smallest amount detected. We have been repeatedly warned about dreaming TOO big and warned against making decisions based solely on gut feelings. The safe and “responsible” way to live life is to finish school, get a job (don’t bother applying for those you are not fully qualified for, but take what is given to you and is with a stable company), buy a moderate house that needs work so you can build equity, don’t drown your children in gifts because that will teach them to be material in nature. Don’t overspend. Vacations…

  • Politics

    Qualifications for President

    Can we talk about this for a minute? Are the qualifications to be the President of the United States too low? What exactly are the qualifications? I bring this up after Oprah made a powerful speech at the Golden Globes the other night (read here). Almost immediately social media posts began happening that suggested she run for president. I have an issue with that. Is the qualification for president so low that the only quality we look for is words that speak to us or inspire us? Because if that’s the case, I have some bad news. You can’t be upset about or suggest that Donald is unqualified because he…

  • Earth

    We are all stardust. You & me.

    We’re all familiar with the quote about how we are all basically stardust, right? “Humans and their galaxy have about 97 percent of the same kind of atoms” Just Look It’s always been something fun to talk about with friends over happy hour or while laying in bed with the little on a lazy weekend morning. But the other morning when I was standing out on my deck taking in the beauty that is my backyard, I became very aware of how true the above discovery really is. The next time you find yourself squinting as a result of the sun’s glorious power to shine, slow down. Revel in that…

  • Relationships

    Who gets to hold hands?

    I was walking to meet a group of friends the other night for trivia when I saw a couple holding hands. Something I often smile to myself about. Hand holding is such a simple gesture and a simple way to say “hey, I really dig you being in my space right now”. Think about it. That feeling you are projecting onto the person you choose to hold hands with is what? Can you put that feeling into words? Is it that you enjoy their company? You appreciate their companionship? That you adore them? Once I began mentally exploring what it is that hand holding means to me I remembered reading…

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