Category Archives: Empowerment

Grace in a Tree

Turns out that you can invite grace into your life, into your home, but grace doesn’t automatically make your life or home calmer or better or more joyful. Continue reading

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How to Heal Our Country

It has been 12 days since the election. I have been sitting with it all, not sure what to say, think, write. Everyone has something to say. It’s hard for me to take it all in, to sit and listen … Continue reading

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Apple of My Eye

It’s apple season. And apples really don’t fall far from the tree. I have always said La Chica is an apple that didn’t fall far from the Momma tree. It’s clear she’s stubborn, fierce, and feels things much more intensely … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Own Suffering

When people ask what benefits I derive from my meditation practice, I find myself at a loss for words. Imagine that, me of all people not able to provide a sufficient answer. I know what it feels like, I know … Continue reading

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How to Die Happy

We all curate our personal brand on social media platforms now. As authentic as I proclaim to be, I admit that there is definitely some curating going on. Like I clear the clutter in the house before people come over, … Continue reading

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Lessons From Parental Discretion

  I love being in my band, Parental Discretion. We have really cool t-shirts, but more importantly, playing music with other people is magical. Being held accountable by your band members makes me a better drummer. I’ve only been playing … Continue reading

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Celebrating Valentine’s Day as a Single Woman

Most of the time I’m pretty good with minding my own business. With living the life I want, and not what society expects of me. With not picking up the pressures society tries to foist on my back. By “most … Continue reading

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How To Turn Feral Cats into Boy Leaders: Step 1

I don’t know if you’ve ever had the pleasure of trying to lead 35 Boy Scout tweens and teens through a process to build independence and leadership. I have not, and I do not envy our selfless Scoutmaster. For a … Continue reading

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Vibrations of the Soul

My friends know it’s a rare occasion if they call at the last minute to hang out, and I’m actually available. I lead a full life, and between my work, my kids, their activities, my hobbies, and my social life, … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw the First Punch, But You Better Throw the Last

Mama Bear, here. My Boy got jumped yesterday. Assaulted by three high school kids on his walk home from school. There he is, 12 years old, minding his own business, walking down the sidewalk of a busy street in the … Continue reading

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