As of yesterday at Midnight, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz placed our state on Shelter in Place & Lockdown. Covid-19 has officially taken over the world and people are more than panicked. I am lucky that I still have 1 out of my 2 jobs that allows me to work full time. Working at Whole Foods … More Letters from a Grocery Store Clerk…Buy the Ice Cream
When the world is turned upside down by illness…… Where do you find your hope? When there are shortages of supplies at the grocery store….. Where do you find your hope? When the world is spinning, and there is hatred and violence in the world….. Where … More Where Do You Find Your Hope?
Dear Pittie Princess, I adopted you 3 years ago today. You were anxious and shut down, I was anxious and grieving. You had been left in the country, ripped away from your puppies. I was battling severe anxiety & panic attacks. In the middle of that mental haze, I decided I needed a dog. … More Dear Pittie Princes,
Winter in Minnesota is long…roughly 6 months long. Now that I’m experiencing my second winter, I’ve learned my relationship/attitude changes depending on which month it is. November and December…..I love winter. I appreciate the snow and the cold leading up to Christmas. Honestly, it is magical to have snow at Christmas time, even for this … More When Winter is Long
It’s winter and I live in Minnesota. There have been several snow falls, lots of shoveling snow and multiple days below 20 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s cold and it’s beautiful. This is the time of year when most of us in 4 season climates don’t mind the snow. It somehow makes Christmas a little … More Stillness & Human Connections
September 13, 2018 my dad and I packed up our dogs, my stuff, and drove to Minnesota. By the end of September my condo in California had sold, and I had an offer on a house in Minneapolis. By October 23, 2018, I had closed and moved into my new home. I have now reached … More 1 Year Minnesota-Versary!
Ten days ago I lost my Uncle George (my dad’s oldest brother). Shock, disbelief, ugly crying (thanks to Vince Gill’s song Go Rest High on That Mountain), cycled through my body those first 72 hours. Then came steadiness because “dog gone it I’m a first born and I have cousins and a Grandma to support through the … More Walking Through Grief & Loss
When I decided to take a sabbatical from work after moving to Minnesota, I sat down and journaled about the things I wanted to experience during my time off. One of the things I decided on was to travel. My plans took on many iterations: a 3 month road trip with my dog, a bunch … More Friday Favorites: Travel Edition
As I write this post I’m on a 10 day art & faith retreat in Italy. I’m with a group of women I don’t know. Our backgrounds are varied, we are of different ages, and are from different regions of the United States. Our one common denominator was choosing to be apart of a trip … More Holding Sacred Space
Airport layovers seem to be fantastic places for me to write blog posts. When you’re forced to sit and wait for long periods of time, you have plenty of time to think. What I’m thinking about is my journey from California to Minnesota. Last year at this time I was in the beginning stages of … More Brave Choices