What, Who and Why Do You Want to Be?

A grown-up kneels down next to a four-year-old child and asks, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” The child’s eyes get wide with possibilities. Their face lights up with the notion that they could pick anything and make it happen. There are no limits. That same child starts to get older.…

Fistfights and Unlocking Joy

If you reach into that metaphorical bag of joy...you're bound to come up with something... As I watched two people in front of me in a socially distanced line at a coffee shop almost get into a fistfight, I was snapped out of my reverie. I had been standing there, thinking about what I wanted…

My Pen. My Paper. The Universe and Me.

This is what Moe says to judgment, "I'm just going to sleep here not caring at all what you think and then I'm gonna chase some squirrels." I think I will be just like Moe...perhaps minus the squirrel chasing... Judgment. Even the word sounds icky. It’s not fun when we are judged and ultimately judging…

I Am the OG Rule Follower

I've been talking to a lot of friends lately that have been super frustrated that some people aren't following the orders mandated regarding "Stay at Home" orders and the like. And I am here to tell you, my friends, that I SO get how aggravating it is when you feel like no one is listening…

Hug Your Chicken

When you walk into the supermarket and there is nothing left on the shelves it’s very hard not to panic. When you are told to stop hugging. When you are told to isolate yourself from the outside world, that too, makes it really hard not to freak out. When you aren’t getting good information or…

I Am NOT a Newbie!

My face in this photo is the perfect expression how I feel on the inside when I try something new. Last week I sat on my yoga mat, already sweating from the heat of the room. Only it wasn’t just the heat that was making me sweat. It was the idea that the teacher might…