The Secret to the Having the Richest Friendships

My friendships are so freaking important to me I’ve not always been or had the greatest friends, but here in my thirties, I have such rich friendships and I think I’ve discovered the secret to having the best, most supportive friendships of your life. I’d love to share this secret with you, because I want […]

Sunday Funday

  Is there anything more sacred than a Sunday morning? Sleeping in (my baby slept til ten today. Cue the Hallelujah Chorus), nowhere to be, wearing comfy pajamas until dinner time. I hope you use this day to get clear on what you’d like to manifest this week. All astrological signs point to reevaluating our […]

3 Tips for Surviving Life as a Peacekeeper/Love-maker/Artist/Dreamer

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals. – Martin Luther King Jr.   It ain’t easy being a peacekeeper, an artist, a caretaker, a rabble rouser. Changing the world is not for sissies. It […]

Counting Blessings Instead of Sheep

“If you’re worried and you can’t sleep, just count your blessings instead of sheep, and you’ll fall asleep counting your blessings.” – Irving Berlin Last night I was having trouble falling asleep. It could have been because it was a highly busy day. Or maybe due to the fact that I had a second cup […]

Writing Challenge, Day 10 – in which my cup runneth over

If I could even begin to tell you how many times my expectations have gotten the better of me…or of how many times I’ve been accused of expecting too much from this life. Surely it would fill a novel. Wait a sec… In all seriousness, I’ve had my hopes up and dashed many times before […]

Writing Challenge, Day 6 – anxiety shmansmiety

  Learn how to cope, sweet friend. There will always be dark days – Kris Carr My seven year old daughter is a highly sensitive kid who struggles occasionally with anxiety. It was a hard thing for me to realize. It pains me a bit to even say it. Not because it bothers me that […]

A Thank You Note to my (Messy) Single Self

Single Erin was a Hot Mess. If you knew me then, you are probably nodding. Disastrous relationships, lots of flitting about between jobs, friends, geographic locales, nervous breakdowns, a perpetually messy house…¬†Actually, there’s a likelihood that I’ve yet to live down this particular moniker and in light of the fact that there are many more […]