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My Ticker Tape Heart

My Ticker Tape Heart

I have sat down to connect with all of you so many times over the past few weeks, however, for a reason I couldn’t get my brain around, I couldn’t find the words I wanted to say.  Today, it all became crystal clear, I couldn’t connect with all of you, because I...

Is Motherhood for the Byrds?

Is Motherhood for the Byrds?

It isn’t often that I turn my music to the “oldies” channel, but the other day running errands for my son, Trent’s graduation, I turned to the station.  The song Turn, Turn, Turn by Pete Seeger performed by the Byrds came on.  I was struck with the dichotomy in the...

Do you have a Cactus in your Life?

Do you have a Cactus in your Life?

I was in Arizona over the weekend to see family that I hadn’t been able to see for almost a year.  It was so wonderful to be with loved ones and take a break from “normal” life.  I went for a hike while I was there and had a moment of curiosity.   As I...

Are You a Mean Girl?

Are You a Mean Girl?

The dreaded mean girl…we all remember her.  The comments that cut like a sword and lacked all compassion.  The intentional exclusion just to exert her power, the public cruelty for her entertainment   Maybe we have seen her in our daughters friends,...

Have Courage

Have Courage

Every year, at about this time, I begin to focus on the year to come. So many of us make New Years Resolutions, set goals, or perhaps reflect on what the past year delivered. The practice that I have come to love, however, is choosing a word with intention. Why Do...

I Want to be Certain You Know

I Want to be Certain You Know

In the spirit of Valentines Month, I wanted to offer a fun exercise for you to try.  When you look at the exercise, your brain may offer you thoughts like, “this is weird,” “I don't want to do this,” but if you take the time anyway - what you create is quite...

Things I have learned BECAUSE I have kids

Things I have learned BECAUSE I have kids

We ponder the things we teach our kids, what our kids teach us, but what have we learned because we poured into these little humans, because we are a mom.  In my case, so very much and I hope you will share what you have learned with me too!  Listening doesn't require...

People Pleasing

People Pleasing

I am a reforming (yes, still working on it) People Pleaser. I capitalize that, because it has been such a part of who I am for so long, it feels like an old friend. The trouble is, however, the more time I spent People Pleasing, the less I was actually pleased with my...

Dear Nola,

Dear Nola,

As I sit here today, December 31, 2022 and see the year you are embarking on, I would like to offer you so many things.  This year will be filled with some glorious experiences that you will remember always, and some difficult experiences that you would rather...

A Letter to My Future Self

A Letter to My Future Self

Resolutions and goals have been a part of our New Year for generations.  Some people reset, dream for the future and gear up for fresh starts.  Others, decide they will never honor the resolutions, so don’t set them, have no idea what their goals would be...