I believe in simplicity. I believe in feelings and family, friendship and fidelity, forgiveness and fortitude. I believe in miracles, meditation, 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 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, grit 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, being and life force 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.

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The xx - “Islands”

I don’t have to leave anymore
What I have is right here
Spend my nights and days before
Searching the world for what’s right here

Underneath and unexplored
Islands and cities I have looked
Here I saw
Something I couldn’t over look

I am yours now
So now I don’t ever have to leave
I’ve been found out
So now I’ll never explore

See what I’ve done
That bridge is on fire
Going back to where I’ve been
I’m froze by desire
No need to leave

Where would I be
If this were to go under
That’s a risk I’d take
I’m froze by desire
As if a choice I’d make

I am yours now
So now I don’t ever have to leave
I’ve been found out
So now I’ll never explore.

So now I’ll never explore.

So now I’ll never explore.

“Don’t let yourself be weighed down by what other people think, because in a few years, in a few decades, or in a few centuries, that way of thinking will have changed. Live now what others will only live in the future.”

—Paulo Coelho

“There are moments when one has to choose between living one’s own life, fully, entirely, completely, or dragging out some false, shallow, degrading existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.”

Oscar Wilde

Live life on YOUR terms.

“Hmm… I’m surprised at the concern, because nobody seemed to have any trouble explaining the dancing alcoholic, the dancing pornographer’s concubine, the dancing convicted perjurer, the dancing convicted money launderer, the dancing, drug-abusing, convicted underage whore-monger, the dancing sleaze-peddler, whatever it is this guy does, whatever it is this lady does, and this douchebag in the bow tie! What makes Chaz Bono more controversial than a bunch of criminals and freaks?”

I find Nancy Grace FAR more harmful to children and society at large than Chaz Bono.

It takes courage and character that I can’t even fathom and that most people will NEVER be able to comprehend to live your truth OUT LOUD in front of millions of prying eyes and of all the contestants this season, Chaz is the one I’d most like my child to look at and emulate for that reason alone.

Suck it, AFA! Haven’t all ONE MILLION of you MOMS got bigger issues?! THIS is your current, looming, most important and pressing issue?! Not ending world hunger or helping fellow mothers in Africa get on their feet or providing shoes for children in the Congo or just generally being decent effing human beings? THIS is IT for you? Ya got nothing better to do? Surely you have SOMETHING better to do, right? Like, I dunno…go spend time with your KIDS!

'Cause while my parenting style is considered by your “good Christian” members to be that of an ungodly and sub-standard quality, I find that by spending time with my child one on one discussing important social issues like equality, gender, sexuality, poverty, racism, education and the like that no matter what the opinion of the world at large and no matter what she happens to see on TV or encounter in daily life, ultimately, she looks TO ME to guide her through and help her gain the knowledge necessary to make the best decisions for her life.

Shocking, right?!

Dear OneMillionMoms,

If your children are THAT easily influenced by something they see on television, you’re doing it wrong.



P.S.  I hope he wins the whole damn show, bitches!


“It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the world that they don’t care if that mark is a scar.”

—John Green

“I want a soul mate who can sit me down, shut me up, tell me ten things I don’t already know, and make me laugh. I don’t care what you look like, just turn me on. And if you can do that, I will follow you on bloody stumps through the snow. I will nibble your mukluks with my own teeth. I will do your windows. I will care about your feelings. Just have something in there.”

—Henry Rollins

“There are all kinds of love in this world but never the same love twice.”

—F. Scott Fitzgerald


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