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Whose Helping To Carry Burdens

Whose Helping To Carry Burdens

For a long time I didn’t understand why acts of service was my love language and now I know that when a man helps you carry things (and with a genuine smile on his face like it’s his divine purpose to do exactly that), he’s actually helping to also carry any burdens you might be holding (I’ve come to understand over 22 years, there’s a direct correlation)…

I felt like a bird on a brand shoot a couple weeks ago. Hands free. Heart free. He’s free. 😉 (ha)

Love is always so stinking beautiful (we need to see more of it in action these days ~ any and all days!) and some of the time it looks something like this.

If you’re a hopeless romantic like me, check out the other social media posts on facebook under the #gratefulfornodistance hashtag. 

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is good.

Men Who Protect The Protectors

I have always wanted him to feel safe and secure in my arms, in our house and inside our conversations. 

In an amazing turn of events, I now, too, feel secure in his arms and inside our connections.

To the loving men, the “I got you, I’ll protect you” men, the men who see and honor not just *their* women but all women and who, no matter if they’re 15 or 55, see part of their role as protector and nurturer of protectors and nurturers ;-), thank you!

Mamas of teenage or grown men, do you or did you feel this same way? What a treat! 

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is Good!

Making My Husband Eggs (what this means)

What’s in an egg?

A lot — especially, maybe, for Josh recently.

The last 7+ months have shown me many things…it’s confirmed what I believe and what I’m willing to fight for, it’s confirmed the healing and lifting power in supporting others (what some of us call business, yet is much more) and it’s confirmed or continued to increase a gratitude felt for the capacity built (through my own tough times) to be able to park my sh*t to be able still share kindness with others…

It’s been a time of remembrance.

Really though, it feels like it’s the first time I’ve ever *really* known it ~> it’s the simplest things and ways of BEing that make a day, friendship or my romantic relationship, for example, feel great and, in turn, makes us feel great, too…

Right now it’s our relationships we need to continue to pour our hearts into ~ especially the relationships that give back to us, lifting us vs. depleting us (p.s. note this and know it’s ok to say goodbye or I can’t right now to the ones that deplete).

Relationships — what we can control — are what makes the ‘uncontrollable’ in our country or world, feel even a smidge better. And it’s these created moments that eventually give us the stamina to get back out…

We all still have work to do to that end, of course, but we’re more able to affect the greater good when we focus, too, on creating inside of our homes what we want to see outside of them.

This egg is one of two I made for Josh with his avocado toast.

Truly, for all the complexity we make of life, returning to the basics of cooking with a slowness and with love (goodness, I love it), writing notes, sending cards, taking daily walks, kissing Nolan and Josh on the head, forehead or cheek multiple times a day as I walk by their “offices” returns life to its most connected and peaceful form.

It returns us to the energy we feel has, maybe, been sucked out of our souls lately.

In essence, returning to the “egg” or to that simplicity — the first domino in the chain — of focusing on home life. A life, maybe, that we might have forgotten much about because it was all moving too fast before, feels the start of something…it feels like and IS creation.

Let us do our part outside our front doors (always) — VOTE — and right now and today, love up on your people, your friends, and your family, in ways that bring *you* joy.

Consider what they love, absolutely, but don’t forget yourself in the process: do [more of] what you love in loving them, too, so you do double the good.

Love them up so simply and may the same be cooked up for you in the process, as well as many times in return…

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life. 

Life is good,

“I think, speak and act…”

Popping in today with a quick reminder…

When we think, speak and act in line with what we truly want many times we get it…

Now, I’m not talking about material things, but more about those things in life that have to do with our creative pursuits, our passion projects and our businesses-turned movements.

Is what you’re thinking, talking about and currently have on your to-do list what you most want to “get”?

Here’s a mantra or intention for you to repeat and remember:

“I am highly intentional about where I put my time.”

Feel free to repeat the above statement a few times quietly to yourself…

And ask…

  • What am I spending most of my time thinking about?
  • What do I spend most of my time talking about?
  • What am I do-ing day in and day out?

Sometimes all it takes is asking ourselves these questions more often to make the shifts needed to create what we most want to be part of…

Let’s make happiness your business by creating your authentic brand…

To the best of the rest of your life.

Life is good!