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Top Tips: New Adventures

(My train loving girl) Arizona has a high level of interest in transportation of all kinds. She spends countless hours reading about and watching videos of trains, especially. In Los Angeles, she’s excited to ride on the Metro whenever she can. Every time she takes a ride though, she chooses the same exact route to get […]

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Conscious Coaching with Suzi Lula

(With my teacher, Suzi Lula) I am a firm believer: I teach what I most need to learn. Even more so, I believe that GOOD COACHES, have great coaches. We are equally teaching and learning at the same time; equally comfortable in both a student AND teacher role. In other words, I can be humble […]

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Peaceful : Restful : Rejuvenating

(Sweet Dreams) Years ago, as I was entering into the deep dark depths of postpartum PURGATORY, I suddenly lost my ability to sleep. It’s like, as soon as Arizona started sleeping through the night, I stopped. I remember how it all began, distinctly. Brian (my husband), was starting to feel less wary about leaving me […]

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Cousin Therapy

(Arizona surrounded by her Ohio cousins, June 2015) We are in Ohio this week visiting family. We were here a few weeks back as well, due to my father falling suddenly (and seriously) ill. Thankfully, he is recovering nicely and this visit is a much brighter one. Arizona has 8 cousins in total, the oldest […]

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An Only Child

(Me and 13 month old Arizona) As a young girl, I dreamed of becoming a mother some day. I was raised in a fairly large family (I have 3 sisters and a brother) and wanted something similar for myself. But, as it turned out, I had an extremely challenging pregnancy. And then, I had an […]

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