Be Still…

One of my favorite places to visit, in West Michigan, is The Frederick Meijer Botanical Gardens and Sculpture Park. Each Spring, hundreds of butterflies and moths, from around the world, are hatched and released in the large tropical greenhouse.  There is something so breathtaking about these “Flutterbys”.  Being surrounded by “butterflies”, which we all know are fairies in disguise, is truly a magical experience!  Continue reading “Be Still…”

One of Those Days…

For those of you who have been consistently following my ramblings, you might recall me mentioning having a little health “hiccup” over the past 6 weeks. I’ve been trying to avoid surgery, but unfortunately, it was inevitable.  Last Friday, I had my little OR visit and I’ve been trying to be a good little patient and follow the doctor’s orders. Continue reading “One of Those Days…”

Embrace Yourself…

“Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be and embrace who you are.” ~Brene Brown

It has taken me 45 years to truly learn to love myself.  It seems that when many of us look in the mirror, we strive for what we don’t have. Thicker hair. More muscles. A smaller waist. Clear skin.  The list goes on and on… We want our “packaging” to be perfect, yet this quest leaves us feeling empty and frustrated.  Ten years ago, my journey of “self-acceptance” truly began. What choice did I have? Everything I thought I knew had been turned upside down… Continue reading “Embrace Yourself…”

The Gift of April!

Welcome April!  The month of April means we have truly survived another crazy Michigan Winter and Spring is truly here!  I feel light on my feet and I have a bounce in my step.  The warm rays of sunshine are beaming through the windows, which fill me with such joy and gratitude…thank you Mother Earth!  I feel alive again!  To kick off this gorgeous month, I have a few thoughts to leave you with… Continue reading “The Gift of April!”

“Me Time”

Have you spent so much time doing for everyone else, that when you finally take that precious YOU time, you find yourself lost, not sure where or how to even begin?!  Has it really been that long since you’ve done something for YOU? Let today be the day! Be brave! “Me Time” is waiting for you!  Continue reading ““Me Time””

Embrace Who You Are!

It seems that we spend our lives trying to figure out who we are. During our teen years, we know everything. Our parents, well, they are simply clueless! Trust me, I have three teenagers, therefore I am clueless daily. As we enter our 20s, it seems that we are invincible…ready to take on the world! Then,  L-I-F-E starts to happen. Careers grow, babies boom, and as the big “30” is beckoning, a reality check starts to set in. Who am I? Where am I going? What do I really want to do with my life. When I think back on my 30s, my life was surrounded by Cheerios, The Wiggles (Come on parents out there, sing it with me…”Toot toot, Chugga Chugga, big red car…”)  No wonder I questioned who I was! Continue reading “Embrace Who You Are!”