Jaime Perez of My Travelouge kindly nominated me to participate in a virtual blog tour. The challenge asks that I give readers an inside peak at my blog through the framework of answering four questions. What is my workflow process? What am I working on? How does my work differ from others of its genre? Why do I write and create what I do? I thought it was an interesting challenge that would force me to reflect on my blogging […]
Today is the first day of school for my children and like every year I find it hard to believe how fast summer went and another year is already upon us. For me, the first day of school is like my “new year” as my life is arranged around my children’s schedules. The start of school is always a bittersweet day for me filled with mixed emotions ranging from excitement, elation (that I can finally have some free time again!), […]
Whenever I travel to a new place, I try to pick up a piece of art or an object from that place and bring it home to remind me and inspire me of that special trip. Over the years, the house has been filled with these sacred objects of creativity and inspiration. Each room I step into has a different memory of a time and a place in my life that I found significant. Each color projects a tapestry of […]
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky”.- Rabindranath Tagore It has been one of the coldest January’s on record and we have been housebound again. As I look outside my windows at the pure white snow, I long for color. I dream of spring when the world comes to life again and the earth is reminding us of the beauty of life. The virgin green foliage, […]
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.” – Helen Keller To me, light means hope and optimism. Positive energy that surrounds our soul and lifts our spirits. There is no other activist, writer and lecturer who has inspired me more when it comes to seeing the light than Helen Keller (1880-1968). As a blind woman whose eyes only saw darkness, the light from her strength, courage and soul out shown her blindness and enabled her […]
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Today is my son Max’s ninth birthday. I can hardly believe how quickly the time has gone by. Exactly two years and four days later on November 15, 2006 I had my second child, Sophia. Becoming a mother has been the most amazing thing I have ever done and ever will do. I am amazed by how much love and compassion a mother can have for her children and am truly, utterly blessed by their love and presence in my […]
I started the practice of yoga this week and am realizing how much I need this right now in my life to balance my body, heart and soul. Today I’m dedicating my mantra to someone I love very much. My mantra is to never ever give up. When life kicks and breaks us down, fight back and stay strong. The mind is a powerful thing. It is up to you to decide each and every day whether or not it […]
I am a fighter. I am strong. I have the courage and strength to climb many mountains beyond. All photos taken along the Annapurna Trek in Nepal. November 2010.
Some days I find that photography has a way of speaking to me more than words can say. Today happens to be one of those days. Perhaps it is the imminent change in seasons that is rapidly approaching. Soon all the color will be gone and the landscape will be barren and brown. Yet then the first snowfall will come our way and blanket our world in a million sparkling diamonds of joy. “Live out of your imagination, not your […]
“My favorite thing is to go where I’ve never been”. - Diane Arbus Among one of the most unearthly beautiful places in the world lies the dramatic, stark landscape of Iceland. Known as “the land of fire and ice”, Iceland has by far been one of the most spectacular places I have ever experienced. For you don’t simply visit Iceland; you experience it.