I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in motherhood and make believe and that music is the only real magic this world has ever seen. I believe in concocting and consuming colorful cocktails and fussing over and feasting on fabulous food. I believe in living out loud. I believe in laughing until your face hurts and loving until your heart breaks. I believe in behaving boldly and when warranted, badly, taking bubble baths and being barefoot. I believe in poetry, puppies and playing in the park. I believe in scheduled working on weekdays and sleeping in on Sundays. I believe in seeking without ceasing that which sings to my soul and strengthens my spirit. I believe in dancing in the rain and digging in the dirt. I believe in honest expression and the golden rule. I believe in nature and naps and that naïveté is sometimes necessary. I believe in goodness and gratitude and grace. I believe in unity and the power of the universe. I believe in being authentically awesome. I believe in being better today than yesterday but not as good as tomorrow. I believe in challenges and change and growing pains. I believe in the inherent worth of every creature on this planet. I believe in honoring the individual journeys and paths of people whether I understand them or not. I believe in letting people live their truth and trusting that it’s right for them. I believe in lifting up and letting go. I believe that death is just as sacred an experience as birth and that it is never, ever an end.

Mostly, I just believe that I’m never going to stop learning what it is I believe.

Read the Printed Word!

“The cells in your body are completely loyal to you; they work for you in harmony. We can even say they pray to you. You are their God. That is absolutely the truth. Now what are you going to do with this knowledge?”

—Don Miguel Ruiz (via larmoyante)

Because I literally just told someone to speak to their cells because they thrive on our attentiveness. Our awareness of ourselves even (& especially) at a cellular level is vital to our mental, physical, emotional & spiritual wellness.

I 100% believe this.

I practice this.

It is healing.

(via parkstepp)

“I’ve given up asking questions. I merely float on a tsunami of acceptance of anything life throws at me… and marvel stupidly.”

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

—Kurt Vonnegut

“Love manifests towards those whom we like as love; towards those whom we do not like as forgiveness.”

Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Being of service is not an option, it is a biological necessity. Every kind of action we do for someone is a reanimation of our own life force - and of the other person’s.”

Caroline Myss

Wednesday Wisdom

Wednesday Wisdom

This is the dance we do every Tuesday night when we know The Goldberg’s is about to come on ABC. 

If you haven’t been watching this hilarious show, you’re missin’ out. 


This is the dance we do every Tuesday night when we know The Goldberg’s is about to come on ABC.

If you haven’t been watching this hilarious show, you’re missin’ out.



“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.”

—Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Some of the most magical things happen in the middle of the night. So my kid, at one month, looked directly at me at one point and kind of cooed. It was this recognition, like “Oh, you’re my mom.” I’d like to think that when I’m dying I’ll remember that because it was really wild and if you don’t have religious instincts, which unfortunately, I don’t, I was born with out them, that is the closest I’m going to come to awe. So even in my depressive, sleep deprived, hysterical, Looney Tunes state, I remember thinking that was just the bomb—that was magic.”

Jennifer Senior talking to Terry Gross about parenting. 

Those midnight moments ARE truly magical and I can recall every single one even 14 years later.

(Source: nprfreshair)

Billy Joel: A Matter Of Trust--The Bridge To Russia on Showtime

I’m a big old Billy Joel fan so of course I’ve already watched this 4 times but it’s an excellent doc for ANYONE (especially you 90’s & 00’s kiddos who don’t quite get what the big deal was/is with Russia) who wants to witness just how powerful a force for good and change music can be.

29 Awesome Things You Didn't Know About Google (But Should)

On one thing most physicists agree. If the amount of dark energy in our universe were only a little bit different than what it actually is, then life could never have emerged. A little larger, and the universe would have accelerated so rapidly that matter in the young universe could never have pulled itself together to form stars and hence complex atoms made in stars. And, going into negative values of dark energy, a little smaller and the universe would have decelerated so rapidly that it would have recollapsed before there was time to form even the simplest atoms… .

We are an accident. From the cosmic lottery hat containing zillions of universes, we happened to draw a universe that allowed life. But then again, if we had not drawn such a ticket, we would not be here to ponder the odds.

—Physicist and writer extraordinaire Alan Lightman, the very first person to receive dual appointments in science and the humanities at MIT, on dark energy, the multiverse, and why we exist – superb, mind-bending read. (via explore-blog)

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