Yes. Hell, Yes.

As a woman, I was taught to take care of the needs of others, to say yes to things that felt like no, to distrust my intuitive sense of the right direction, and instead fill my plate with responsibilities, not passions. In other words, I was given an out-dated map to guide me through life.

It didn’t work out so well for me.

I am done doing that.

I have cleared my plate and cleared my throat; I feel a stinging sense of rightness, of joy, rising up from the root of my life.

There’s no time left to do anything that doesn’t make my whole life say yes. … More Yes. Hell, Yes.


A – Z Challenge – Day 24 “Energy grows where energy goes.” ~ Lisa Nichols A Love Letter to Life It’s Sunday morning and the whole house is silent, save the sounds that any house makes, shifting and creaking on its foundation, settling in for another day. My dog’s doing the backstroke on my bed, … More XOXO


“Do not allow me to forget you.” ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez, Of Love and Other Demons A – Z Challenge – Day 21 Unforgettable What are the unforgettable moments of your life? What are the times you think back on without regret or nostalgia; just joy, pure joy? For me, I remember experiences, people. Holding hands. That first … More Unforgettable

Time In a Bottle

“Live to the point of tears.” ~ Camus A – Z Challenge – Day 20 If I could save time in a bottle Awake again in the middle of the night, called to go outside. I stand under the stars and watch the moon rise. Inside my head, a song* from a movie I saw at … More Time In a Bottle

Playing Out Our Joy

We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. ~ George Bernard Shaw A – Z Challenge – day 16 I Don’t Want To Grow Up As we grow up, we are often told to ‘leave childish things behind’ when we enter the real world.  (As if childhood takes place in … More Playing Out Our Joy