Photo via Sloan Photographers   “You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in.  You are what you take from these. You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner. You… Read more →


  (Photo via Sloan Photographers)    “The most precious gift that we can offer others is our presence.  When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers. -Thich Nhat Hanh   These days we are surrounded by so many distractions.  It seems at times that the world is in such fast motion, that it is hard to even… Read more →


“If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life, and when it comes, hold your head high. Look it squarely in the eye, and say, ‘I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.’ Then repeat to… Read more →

Hope On. Journey On.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.  Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” -Helen Keller   Our Show Up For Life motto is Hope On, Journey On.  It is one of my absolute favorite sayings.  My friend made me a bracelet that has all sorts of different charms with words on it, but this tag is my… Read more →

Exciting News

         Most of you know my stories with my 2 sons Krew and Beckham. Its been a hard five years, but its also been some of the best, and most rewarding years of my life. Max and I have always talked about having a lot of kids, and knew we wanted them right away. After losing our baby Beckham, and… Read more →

From Victim to Victor

   “Victory at all costs, victory in spite of all terror, victory however long and hard the road may be; for without victory there is no survival.” -Winston Churchill   I love this show called “Extreme Weight Loss.”  It follows men and women through a year transformation on their journey to losing weight.  It is always more than a journey… Read more →

Just Say No

  I had a conversation with some friends last night about being more assertive and learning to say, “NO”! One of my friends laughed and said we better learn to say “NO” more often, or we will end up in therapy like she did.  We laughed about it, but as I thought about it more, I knew that this is… Read more →


      “You’re entirely bonkers.   But I’ll tell you a secret:  all the best people are.” -Lewis Carroll   We all know a few people that are a little eccentric.  Those ones that are slightly off the beaten path.  You are thinking of them right now.  They often seem like they don’t have a care in the world,… Read more →