Apr 17

S P R I N G      B R E A K

Yes, that’s what I’ve been up to lately.  Driving to sunny Arizona and back (13 hours is quite the jaunt) to let my girlies spend time with their grandparents, great grandparents, and friends.  I was delighted to come home on Sunday  to find that a recent article I wrote had been published on-line (squeal).

Check it out!  Super thrilled and honored that I was a guest blogger as part of an online e-course.  The theme for the week was “RENEW”.  I share my thoughts on the renewing power of yoga and why my mat is my best friend.  Not sure how long the post will be up so be sure to click here to check it out before it goes away.

Apr 1

A while ago I posted snipets from a painting I was working on that was going to be donated to an out of state school.  Well, tah dah!  Here is the final result that  ended up selling for $150 all of which goes to benefit the art program to some very deserving elementary age school kids.  How cool is that!  I hope they always know how beautiful they are even when the world says they aren’t.  When magazines and friends tell them that with the “right” clothes, hair color, attitude, and size…..they too can be beautiful.  When photoshop reinforces that idea by never letting them see the “before” pic so they have a false sense of what beauty really is.

Let me tell you kids about beauty.  It’s YOU….because you are the only YOU on the planet and that my friends is beautiful.  It’s the smile on your face that lights up your eyes and makes them sparkle with a one of kind color. It’s your kindness that comes out organically….the one that takes a friend by the hand when they’re down, or makes a new friend with someone who doesn’t have one.  It’s the kindness that speaks of your dreams, visions, and inspirations while wanting to share them with the word in the only way YOU can.  It’s the kindness that recognizes we are all in this thing called life together, and way deep down, we all want the same things – yes, even your enemies.  It’s the kindness that speaks words of compassion, forgiveness, and love.

It’s what’s on the inside….let it out because you are indeed beautiful and you got it “right” the day you were born.