Thursday, April 30, 2009

Have A Little.

If you are feeling wound up...maybe you wanna curl up or you feel like you are going in all directions at once, just remember to hang on and rely on your faith!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Those of you that have followed this blog on a regular basis (and my family + friends) have heard me grumble, almost on a constant basis for over a year, that I can't seem to get ahead of myself - that my life seems to have taken on a fast paced momentum that simply has me along for the ride. There's a whole lot of fun+stress +joy+overwhelm+very little control.
I've learned that if i can lean into the momentum+go with it, I'm all good.
But the minute I try to control, stop the presses, calculate, anticipate, or expect, then it all goes out the window and I'm left feeling exhausted, a bit anxious,+wondering why can't I get this thing down? What can I change? How can I get more joy from this crazy non-structured life?
As much as I love my life
As much as I wouldn't change a thing
As much as I am thankful for all of it, i still have this very urgent sense that I need to somehow find a successful way to insert structure into my everyday life. It's the missing anchor, and its absence is the thing that gives me anxiety on a daily basis (that feeling of floating out there+ being pulled in a million directions + without any real box or dependable routine to support the craziness).
Over the last year or so as
I've struggled on this point
I've tried creating daily schedules
I've tried weekly schedules
I've tried making a list
I've tried task schedules, and on an on - all with various degrees of structure and success.
Nothing ever really stuck.
Then, a few weeks ago, after several more conversations with my family + one very tearful breaking point, I decided to take a leap of faith.
I know that everyday can't be perfectly structured, that there will be other plans + hiccups in the mix, but I'm feeling hopeful that this recent inspiration + overhaul my life with organized daily routine may be the trick to help release some of the anxiety that creeps in for me (more and more lately) while at the same time creating more space for me to create+do other business growing tasks that I enjoy. I'm also hoping it will free up some heart spaces for more joy+presence for the other pieces of my life (friends + family) that deeply matter.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Joyful Joyful.

I believe a joyful life is made up of joyful moments gracefully strung together by trust, gratitude, and inspiration. Joy is glorious preciously because it comes in moments - mostly ordinary moments. Most of us tend to miss out on those bursts of heart-light because we're so busy chasing down "the extraordinary light" or we're too afraid to enjoy them because we know they are fleeting. A joyful life is not a 'flood light" of joy. That would eventually become unbearable!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Story.

Because most of what I've learned about my story is telling it.
Honesty + Tenderness + Strength.
Because most of what I have learned has come from listening to others stories.
Because we all have a story.
Because we all have to have the courage to tell+live+breathe+expand our stories.
Because it's the only way we can make the shifts in our lives that are needed + even wanted.
Because it's the only way we can inspire.

Your story matters.
A story that not only matters, but inspires hope + change + goodness in all the lives that filter through our present + our past. Our stories swirl around out there in the world looking for a safe place to land.
Your story matters.
Tell it.


To Love
To Think+ Act
To Serve+ Tell
As long as I get those ingredients mixed thoroughly into my daily life,
Then I am headed in the right direction.

Friday, April 17, 2009


I trust that things happen for a reason. My life has recently taken an unexpected turn that I can't understand but God does. It doesn't seem fair + right, but it is what it is. I am trusting that something will come out of my new experience that will make me a better person for it, even if in this moment I can't comprehend it.
I'm grateful for the continual strength + support I feel from those closest to me in my life. For in times like I am currently experiencing, I often rely on their strength to pull me through what seems too difficult for me to bear alone.
Today I am trusting that I will be able to get past some trust issues that I am currently having. Understanding shame is helping me to reach the place of trust.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Myself, O'Natural.


I shoot people...with the camera, of course!

The world today is chalk full of YUCK, but I believe in the power + influence of good people.

I know I'm a GREAT person. Are you?

Hold On.

My mood today! I know, I know!
Just remembering to hold on!

As in hold on to

your hope.

your dreams.

your memories.

your faith.

your joy.

your love.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


The Approach by Micah Weber


A new day
A new digital
A new body
A new perspective
A new adventure
A new beginning
A new plan
A lot of newness going on around new car, no new furniture, no new sheets..nothing new like that...just a lot of new possibilities...which is way better than "stuff"....with stuff, the new-ness wears off way to quick...but with
New adventures
New plan
New collaborations
The possibilities are greater than anything and seem to bloom like a flower.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Inspired By.


Present Day.

Hi Monday. Here we go again and I LIKE IT!
When you slow down and deliberately take notice of your surroundings, you're in the present moment, and being in the present moment brings things into sharper focus. It's as though you're on a nature expedition, but you're using your binoculars to observe the details of your own life ... much of our day-to-day business can be done by rote. But when we're fully engaged, active participants in moment-by-moment creation, we're in the state linked most closely to "living" our lives. Give yourself a present today!

From Sunny Schlenger, author of Organizing For The Spirit ...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weekend Wonders.

I hope you and yours have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Sum Bunny Loves You.

Make some cards. Create a button to hand out randomly. Tuck one in an unexpected place for someone to find later. It’s time to spread the bunny love! Encourage someone to develop a talent while you’re at it.

Enjoy! Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Just A Fool To Believe.

take chances.
tell the truth.
date someone different.
say no.
spend all your cash.
fall in love.
meet someone random.
be random.
laugh at a stupid joke.
cry .
say i love you.
get revenge.
tell someone how much they mean to you.
think positive.
sing out loud.
sing for no reason.
dance when someone is watching.
tell a jerk how you feel.
let someone know what they're missing.
believe in your self.
love your friends.

Divine Intervention.

I'm pretty sure that nothing could stop me, well maybe a divine intervention.
So don't cha even try[trei].
This is my God given reason for livin' so scootch on over dear....I'm here!
Our name is our vertue!
Open up your mind+heart.
Caught somewhere between a thought and a memory.

Start Today.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009


So happy to report that I'm finally feeling like life is well on its way to normal again!
Or at least a new kinda normal.
Whatever that really means!

This + That.

And so it begins.
A collection of stuff: images, stories, and bits of this + that picked up along the way.

Do You See What I See?


Margaret Peters: Time has a wonderful way of showing us what really matters.

He is awesome + rad + cute.
He calms most storms + he always says kinds words + takes my breath away.
He is good person. How can you not be moved by him?

Sunday, April 05, 2009


Live+Learn is a phrase that I have heard used so much lately (besides the word "bailout").   Sometimes that phrase is used in such a sarcastic way and I admit that I have used it that way too, more lately than ever.  I think it is time for all of us to re-arrange our thinking and the way we express
Live + Learn because it all goes right back to the basics...
We are where we are because of choices + decisions. 


Lots + Lots + Lots of pictures to come from Ang's birthday times had by all!

Saturday, April 04, 2009

I Got My Eyes On You.

Filled to the brim with dangerous thoughts + no where to put them since she lives in a small town & everybody's always watching.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Hit Me Baby One More Time.

Hello April.

Hello April!
A new month...
A new skill...
A new beginning...
A new plan...
A new pair of heels...who knows...but is going to be good, better...maybe even best.