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
“My story is unique & so so different….& NOT worthy of comparison.” I lost my edge these past couple months. I allowed my voice to be put into a round hole, when in fact, I am a square peg. I always have been. I always will be. I was never meant to fit … Continue reading Dress in Your Soul
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.
It's been awhile since I looked at my life list. The things I want to pursue, that make me feel alive, that help me to live my best life ever. Many would say, well that is like a bucket list. True to an extent, but who wants to focus on death when you can focus … Continue reading Revisiting the Life List
I have a friend who started a social media campaign to #showupinMay. I, of course being spontaneous and excited about every little thing, was like... "yea yea, I'll join you." And then I failed. After 5 minutes. And then the next day. And the next. And now it is May 7th. I have a … Continue reading Showing Up in May
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
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
Please come and visit me on my newest writing endeavor. Lesley's Gratitude Project. Who knows.... maybe there will be a letter addressed to you. I will be writing letters throughout the remainder of August and into September. See you there.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. ~ Albert Einstein.
It is a serious thing just to be alive on this fresh morning, in this broken world. ~Mary Oliver