The Awakening

>>>A time comes in your life when you finally get it…When in the midst of all your fears and insanity you stop dead in your tracks and somewhere, the voice inside your head cries out – ENOUGH!   Enough fighting and crying, or struggling to hold on. And, like a child quieting down after a blind tantrum, your sobs begin to subside, you shudder once or twice, you blink back your tears and through a mantle of wet lashes, you begin to look at the world through new eyes.  This is your awakening… You realize that it’s time to stop hoping and waiting for something to change, […]

Stay hungry, stay foolish.

>>> Today the tech and creative industry, as well as the entire world, lost a true visionary and leader, Apple’s co-founder Steve Jobs. In memory, I’d like to share five Steve Jobs quotes (including the title of this post) that truly remind me to reshape the way I think about my job, my experiences, my dreams and my life. Below you’ll also find Steve’s graduation commencement speech at Stanford from a few years ago. I promise, the speech, appropriate titled “How to Live Before You Die” is worth the 15 minute watch.  You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking […]

50 Rules for Dads of Daughters

>>I found this post by Michael Mitchell ( on Christine‘s blog and was immediately in tears. Posts that relate to parents + their daughters immediately just get to me. I’m reminded how blessed I am to have my dad in my life and how valuable our relationship is to me! He has been for me every single step of the way – and for that I am so grateful. This post is valuable for daughters to read, but especially do dads. Encourage dads in your life to put these rules into action. I decided to share the post exactly as is – photos included. Enjoy! xo […]

Shift from “bad” mood to “good” in 90 sec.

As you know, the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Even as I write these words, millions are dying of malnutrition and disease. Entire countries flirt with economic collapse. Wars rage all over the globe—which, by the way, looks to be approaching total system failure as natural ecosystems disappear. Meanwhile, I’m watching a YouTube video of a fuzzy little dog—a cross between a schnauzer and a poodle, called a schnoodle—who likes to sing and play the piano. And I am delighted. There was a time when I thought such small-scale enjoyment, in a world so filled with suffering, was a crime in itself. […]

dear young me,

dear young me, Don’t fall for the bad boys. They will hurt you and break your heart. Don’t give in. Don’t give up. Read more books – and not just the ones you’re required to for class. Be open to the beautiful, wonderful and magical opportunities every day brings. Talk to your grandparents at least once a week. Don’t forget to say thank you to the people who have made a positive contribution in your life. Drinking to fit in is not the right reason to be drinking. Ever. Don’t let your age define you. Be kind to everyone. Go out of your way to […]

What you have is enough. What you are is enough.

  We spend so much time worrying about what we don’t have, That we forget to appreciate all the wonderful things we do have. Instead of wishing for a different body, let’s honor the one we have been given. Instead of cursing our arms and thighs for not being the size we want, Let’s be grateful that we have arms and thighs. Be grateful to your thighs for taking you all the places you want to go. Be grateful to your arms for letting you hug the people you love. Rather than spending energy beating yourself up for not having a big enough house or […]