Inspirational · lifestyle · personal growth · wellness

I Can Be Christmas Lights and You Can Be Flowers

When Chris and I first met, or really, when we first spoke, we instantly formed on bond based on three things: Music. We both really liked the clothes from Express and Guess. We had a penchant for rebelling against norms and trends. (For instance, Chris refused to wear any clothing line whose name started with… Continue reading I Can Be Christmas Lights and You Can Be Flowers

Inspirational · lifestyle · personal growth

Snow Flurry Shakedown Away

It was a stormy day in February, proceeding a rare event of snowfall throughout our fair city of Tucson. WHAT? You’re saying in your head right now. Snow in Tucson, AZ? But, it happens on a very unpredictable schedule that a rogue blizzard* blankets the city. *I use the term blizzard loosely, meaning enough-flurries-to-coat-the-ground-though-it-will-melt-by-tomorrow. But… Continue reading Snow Flurry Shakedown Away

Grief · Inspirational · personal growth

Lesson 33: How to Achieve Your Happily Ever After

Almost exactly a year ago, I sat at the foot of your couch massaging your feet. You always told me I had a very special way of massaging the perfect pressure points that no one else could seem to match. I assumed you were Mami-how-do-you-make-pancakes-ing me, but I was happy to play along. Your feet… Continue reading Lesson 33: How to Achieve Your Happily Ever After

Grief · Inspirational · personal growth · Uncategorized

Lesson 31: You ARE the architect of your own destiny.

  Mother’s Day approaching has felt a little like a ticking bomb that may or may not detonate. My guess has been as good as yours as to my reaction. My instincts, right now, tell me to tell you to love your mother more. Hug her more. Take pictures. Share stories. I think that it… Continue reading Lesson 31: You ARE the architect of your own destiny.

Grief · Inspirational · personal growth · Uncategorized

Lesson 29: It’s Okay to Bloom, Little Ones.

I had wanted a short winter. I spent many nights with my eyes clenched shut before falling asleep–as a child does when they’re trying to tell themselves there is no monster under the bed. Throughout August and early September I’d do this, intending to ask the powers that be for something profound, but feeling at… Continue reading Lesson 29: It’s Okay to Bloom, Little Ones.