Thursday, September 30, 2021

Mindful Moments


As an educator, I have learned the importance of mindfulness inside and outside school walls.
I know children from all walks of life benefit from having time set aside each day to have deep
breathing, relaxation and a moment of intentionality. It is a lot harder to complete this as a mom!
I have had to work hard to reroute my own thinking with my own kids who are 8, 6, and 4. We love
swimming, climbing trees and looking for bugs! It seems “on the go” rings true with my little loves!
In order to progress to more mindfulness at home, I have started Mindful Mondays. This allows our
family to be purposeful with our time in slowing down on Monday evenings. We recently started
using the Yoga Spinner Game from this school supply website and it has been a huge hit! I truly believe we owe it to ourselves to be in the moment, listen to our
bodies, and embrace our inner peace. I started my Nike Training workout app and it has provided
some great mindful training and body awareness. My favorite part is that my darlings are joining in!

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Blissful Union


Young love. When you think about those who have fallen in love and make the

commitment to have and to hold one another til death do them part what comes to mind?

Passion. Smiles. Date Nights. Endless time to spend talking, laughing, loving…..

Witnessing this union for two souls early in adulthood is a beautiful experience. As I enter the season of almost two decades of choosing my partner and husband every day, I reflect on this young love and wonder what makes love evolve over twenty years. 

Is it the college experience miles apart? 

Is it choosing a career path and meeting those demands with intensity?

Is it changing careers and making sacrifices like time, location and ultimately giving up your own identify to allow your partner's new one to form?

Is it living seas apart to fulfill military obligations for a purpose larger than one can imagine?

Is it the birth of three children entering the world you once knew as yours and is now theirs?

Is it the loss of two babies in the midst of parenting chaos?

Is it the loss of loved ones generations apart but souls so close?

Is it the nightly home projects that become the focus of your eye in order to add some normalcy to this new life?

Is it the countless anniversary flowers from JUST FLOWERS that represent the beauty of love?

What makes love evolve and morph into a familiar companionship that still holds the passion and fire to choose your partner every single day?