being real

Sometimes getting older is not about crossing stuff off a list, but taking a broader look at what is on the list. For me, it meant writing down all the things I had put in the, "no thanks, that's not for me" column (camping, sailing, running, and … [Read more]

Take the ride

I recently watched a loved one resist the ride toward self awareness, and as much as I wanted to help with the trip, my heart reminded me that true love allows another to choose their own path. That journey can look different for everyone, but the … [Read more]

No place like home

As I write this, I think about the simple joys in my life: a nature walk with my son gathering earthly treasures, sharing a meal with the people I love, and celebrating the coming and going of the seasons. To me, it represents what life is all about: … [Read more]

Finding grace in the reflection

“Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~Rumi What if people cross our paths as a mirror to show us something about ourselves. And what if the mirror keeps … [Read more]

busy is as busy does

“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau I have been guilty of juggling 3 careers and trying to look good while doing it, but what is truly authentic in all of the running around? … [Read more]

The Cereal Moment

“Control is never achieved when sought after directly. It is the surprising consequence of letting go.” ~James Arthur Ray They say growth happens at the most random times. In my case, it happened to be while standing in the grocery aisle on "auto … [Read more]

Be “good” to YOU

My reminder for the NEW YEAR: It is about being enough, having enough and loving deeply for all the right reasons. LBK … [Read more]

Happy Life Happy Home: which comes first?

The old saying is, “a happy home makes for a happy life." Although there is some truth that a happy home can be a foundation to a happy life, we know that it isn't that simple. There is no equation that says that if you live in a happy house, that … [Read more]

Lesson 101 (and counting)

I admit, I am not the best at keeping in touch. A common response may be, "I am sorry, I'm so busy." But let's call it what it is: "what I am doing takes priority over the fact I have kept you waiting." In all fairness, people are busy, just in many … [Read more]

somebody take the wheel

Every once in a while I get a text or an e-mail that makes my day. I save it and re-visit the message time to time with gratitude.  One morning last May I was getting ready for the day and trying to gracefully balance my load, when I received this … [Read more]