Category Archives: growing up

Children = Hope

      I visited Ghana in June of 2013 with Routes to Africa founder, Chris Bierbrier and for me, the trip was incredibly challenging. I was in a state of cultural shock and mighty embarrassed that I was struggling. … Continue reading

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The less than linear path: Dancing to the tune of your dream

I launched Merchandising Matters over six years ago. I worked with a designer and developed my website, purchased business cards and hung out my virtual ‘plaque.’ I timed the start of my new business with a move to Colorado giving … Continue reading

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United We Must Stand: Children or Not

Dear sisters: When I was a stay-at-home Mommy (do they even exist anymore?) there was a nasty undercurrent vibe with embers that were whipped into full force flames by the culture of the late 80’s and early 90’s. The competition was … Continue reading

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I want to exist in real so hey, come with me

I just ran into a friend and we chatted about what we’ve learned over the past few years breaking into laughter when we realized it took getting to the other side of 50 to find our way back to ourselves. … Continue reading

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Why We are Here: Two Weeks in Rocky Mountain National Park

The following essay was derived from my Artist-in-Residency in Rocky Mountain National Park during the summer of 2012. “Why We Are Here” has been entered into the park’s permanent collection and can be viewed at Moraine Park Visitor Center. Extraordinary experiences often … Continue reading

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Ordinary Moments: Crazy diamonds, a churning sea, and a family of bears

I had to fight a battle with my ex-husband early this year, one that he announced on Christmas Eve 2013 and that temporarily drained my spirit and left me unable to write from my truest space. During that time I … Continue reading

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Leaping from Massachusetts to Colorado: Trying to answer why

I am often asked what drew me to leap my life from Boston to Colorado and I think how can we distill any of our life decisions into a neat set of ingredients, in the form of a recipe to … Continue reading

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Grace seeking in writing and learning to channel

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” ― Ray Bradbury I’m learning. I’m learning that I can write articles and essays that exceed 700 words. I’m learning that my intuition, my higher conscious, my heart, … Continue reading

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Dealing with your inner critic: You don’t suck

We all have it, the voice that likes to say, you suck, who the hell do you think you are? or, you don’t know what you’re doing. The message may vary, but it has been my experience that everyone, regardless … Continue reading

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My first visit to Boulder: Listen to your yearning

I wrote this post the summer of 2007 (or was it 2008) when I first visited Boulder, and just re-read it today. I’m struck with where I was then and where I am now and the many individuals I’ve been … Continue reading

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