“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” ~Maya Angelou These days I find myself pinching my own arm. I start every day feeling grateful – grateful for the work I get to do every day, gratefulContinue reading “Thriving”

Off Leash

As children we found ways to protect ourselves from vulnerability, from being hurt, diminished, and disappointed. We put on armor; we used our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors as weapons; and we learned how¬†to make¬†ourselves scarce, even to disappear. Now as adults we realize that to live with courage, purpose, and connection – to be theContinue reading “Off Leash”

New Territory: I am Doing it.

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting. ~Buddha This journey I have been on to cross the finish line of a marathon really isn’t about the marathon. It is and it isn’t. The end goal is to run 26.2 miles, but the joyContinue reading “New Territory: I am Doing it.”

Memory Miles

Earlier this week I made one of the hardest decisions (but really a decision that required no thought) in my adult life. I cancelled my flight to my Aunt’s funeral. The moment my father-in-law started hospice care, I knew I needed to be here. I needed to be here to take care of my boysContinue reading “Memory Miles”