How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

How My Big Brother’s Death Taught me to Meditate

Today is my big brother’s birthday. I won’t be celebrating with him because the man has been in heaven for quite some time now :). I will celebrate him in spirit though, with a gift he gave me when he died: meditation. I was overwhelmed with grief, but my kindergarten brain came up with a way […]

Game Day Decisions that Reduce Anxiety

Game Day Decisions that Reduce Anxiety

Running fast to the goal, she stopped defending, avoiding obstacles would be an utter waste of her time. As a kid, I was a small but mighty soccer player. My main coach was Pappa Phil aka my dad. He was one of the most aggressively committed coaches I ever met given he was coaching middle school […]

Healing My Anxious Heart (A Little Girl’s Birthday Wish)

Healing My Anxious Heart (A Little Girl’s Birthday Wish)

She threatens to end us, but fear is waiting to set us free. Hi lovey, This weekend I ate something that made me cry (scroll down for details). Cafe Gratitude names their menu items after I AM statements: The breakfast nachos are called I AM FESTIVE. The lentils are called I AM HUMBLE. You get the idea. This […]

Facing Overwhelm Like a Female

Facing Overwhelm Like a Female

When we look outward the pain within leaves our sight. Hi lovey, I just dropped my sister off at LAX. I don’t mind the drive, but she minds the flight. The idea of shuttling through the sky in a metal box is no bueno in her book. As we inched toward her terminal, our conversation tilted […]

Celebrate the Winter Solstice!

The night is longer for a reason. Rest, recover and dream. Oh hey, New Jersey! There is no better place to honor the solstice than my snowy East Coast hometown. My view (naked trees and icy ground) is mildly depressive compared to my new home in SoCal, but I want to celebrate the winter’s that […]