Shift Your Gaze

Taking the ordinary and turning it into the extraordinary

Not Your Story

Not Your Story

What is your story? I keep singing the lyrics to "Write Your Story" by Francesca Battistelli. Over and over again the words are repeated and I can't get the song out of my head. " Write your story, write your story on my heart. I am a blank page, an open book, write...

Stay in the wave of life

Stay in the wave of life

For me at this exact moment LIFE IS GOOD! So YES YES YES, I want to try to stay in this wave of life. Riding the wave is staying steady and patient in the low parts (trough) of the wave as well.  The troughs can be filled with sadness, overwhelm, and even fear (fear...

The Unknown

The Unknown

Oh what an honor it is to live through history! World Wars have changed the face of the earth and the faces and the lives of its people. To observe people and to see contrasting reactions. One of the excitements for this opportunity is to slow down, get back to basics...

Walls

Walls

Walls are built for two reasons; to protect or to divide. Many times we build a wall as a means to protect ourselves, but sometimes the walls turn into an obstacle.  The walls block us from receiving love, joy, and prosperity. It separates us from the...

Love Rains Down

Love Rains Down

How can you be true to yourself, listen to your gut or just know? The answer is always; come back to your heart in all things.  For me, pink roses are the scent of love. The petals are soft and smooth. Love tastes sweet and sounds like voices in harmony.  Choosing...

Reset!

Reset!

January brings New Years resolutions that come from a space of wanting to change and fix something. Well let me tell you, you are not broken and do not need to be fixed.  You are a beautiful human growing and evolving.  So this year, what if you really started to...

Stay In Tune!

Stay In Tune!

  Have you ever thought about the many definitions of “tune”?  Tune: (noun) — A melody, especially one that characterizes a certain piece of music; Tune (verb) — adjust (a musical instrument) to the correct or uniform pitch;...

Surfer Girl

Surfer Girl

Summer is over and we are heading into Winter! Yikes! Surfing seems like the last thing on my  mind but, about 4 years ago, my youngst daughter wanted to learn to surf, so on our summer vacation, she took a lesson. She was young and quickly got the basics. Each year...

Season of change

Season of change

Good morning, cool, crisp air! It feels like fall, or as they say, "sweatshirt weather"! A fancier way to say it, "the first day of autumn”, reminds me that autumn is such a pretty word. In fact, it is calling me. Just saying or thinking of autumn stirs my heart. This...

Week 32

Week 32

This morning I sit outside in the beautiful morning air overlooking the Long Island Sound at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa.  For the past 15 years my family spends one week in August at the “EDGE". In timeshare lingo, it is week 32. We have made many friends  at the...

The lesson learned on the bench

The lesson learned on the bench

If you had to choose, who would you choose to sit on your bench of life? Or would your bench rotate with different people who have made an impact in your life at various times ? I couldn't choose as each person who has entered my life has the ability to teach me....

The Love Challenge

The Love Challenge

Life is not a race, there is no first place or winner. There is just the journey. The journey is all about love; self love for this beautiful mind, body, and soul God created and love for the other beautiful minds, bodies and souls on the journey with you.  The good,...

Ripple Effect

Ripple Effect

  The kindness movement! I love it! On the surface, it looks like everyone singing “Kumbaya”  and holding hands around a campfire. A sixties movement with a modern-day twist.   My children's school district and the one I work in are part of a program...

NO is a detour to YES!

NO is a detour to YES!

Have you ever had a deep desire for something? Not like “I-want-that-chocolate-cake” desire (I have a thing for chocolate cake!) but a profound yearning to attain a goal, a wish, or a dream. The one that is deep in your soul. The one that you may not speak of. What do...