#justshowup – Vulnerability

  We are potters and poets, writers and energy healers, we are watercolorists, musicians, and one who has never ever picked up any type of art supply. We are a group of (10) creatives who have chosen to come together once a week and work towards encouraging and overcoming our creative blocks. Joining this group … Continue reading #justshowup – Vulnerability

#justshowup – {Give yourself a break}

If you missed my first post, you can read it here.    You can never live fully in the present. WHAT?  But, but..... Not 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No one can. Its just impossible, in this modern world, (atleast in my opinion)  unless you want to go live in a monastery … Continue reading #justshowup – {Give yourself a break}

#justshowup – A {mini} series

Hey there. I have been writing “a lot” in my journal (morning pages) and spending countless hours in my backyard, just thinking, and watching the birds. Ruminating on this move to Southern Oregon Being (almost) 53 years old Living with and not in cancer The  heart break that comes with not being near my grown … Continue reading #justshowup – A {mini} series

Holding S____pace

I will allow space for all the feelings my heart holds.  I have been contemplating this phrase for a few days. Holding space has been a thing we often hear when helping others.   But rarely do we hear it when it is applied to ourselves. Since, moving to Oregon, things have been a little … Continue reading Holding S____pace

On Moving to Oregon … the Why.

It has always been a dream of mine to live in Oregon for as long as I can remember.   My grandparents lived in Otis, OR, which is just outside of Lincoln City and I have so many fond memories of summers spent with them. For 26 years I've  lived in Southern California, where Mike … Continue reading On Moving to Oregon … the Why.

Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect

I wrote a little commentary  on my Facebook page in regards to a video I shared about wrestler John Cena being thanked by ordinary  people whose lives were changed by his infamous phrase... "Never Give Up."   A portion of what I wrote was this... may we live our lives on purpose being present and … Continue reading Mindfulness…..Present over Perfect

Product Review: GoMacro Energy Bars

When GoMacro shared  their "GoMacro Fuel Your Fitness Challenge." I was like, hmmmm.     I am not the typical "lean, mean, kick ass, outdoor energy bar" spokesperson. I am a middle aged, semi chunky, outdoor loving, stage IV cancer thriver.    And,  I need good fuel for my body too. However, I am not … Continue reading Product Review: GoMacro Energy Bars