Sunday, February 28, 2016

Birthday Q & A

Life, lived on your own terms, is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Valiantly striving to be your best version while surrounding yourself with people who inspire and lift you up is a sure way to living well.

Birthdays are an excellent time to reflect, bathe in gratitude, and solidify the direction of your life story.

These are the questions I asked and answered for myself this morning :-)

Who do you want to be?

I want to be the heroine of this riveting adventure I call my life. I want to stay focused on striving valiantly toward life affirming goals. I want to spread love and light everywhere I go and inspire others to do the same. I want to be fearless in living, loving, giving, and receiving. I want to make meaningful connections with others and most especially nurture the people I cannot live without.

What is your definition of success?

My definition of success is loving deeply, giving from the heart, and being free.

I need to have a general sense of forward progress (physically, emotionally, spiritually, financially, intellectually, socially, personally, and professionally).

What inspires you?

Others who awaken something in me I want to develop.

Children at play.

Athletes in movement.

Artists at work.

Generally, connecting with smart, motivated, and kind humans inspires me. 

 What excites you the most?

The process of learning/mastering new skills and sharing with others.

If today was your last day on Earth, how would you like to be remembered?

I want my husband and children to know deeply that they are my world. I want my parents, siblings, close friends, and extended family to think of me with a loving fondness. I want to have made my corner of the world better through my work professionally and personally. 

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


One of my many struggles is positively dealing with my five-year-old's disinterest in writing. His teachers praise him for how smart, kind, participative, and insightful he is but when it is time to write he becomes like a deflated balloon. 

I know the root cause is his lack of confidence in this skill so he becomes easily frustrated. My husband and I are both teaming up to provide the encouragement, discipline, and practice he needs to get better.

If anyone has had personal experience with this challenge and have found ways to overcome this, please share! 

We would be ever so grateful, thank you!