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December 2011

reflections of 2011

December 29, 2011

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt Last January I whispered aloud a dream that I never ever believed I would follow through with in 2011.  I’ve known since Bella’s death that I wanted to use my gift for teaching and my eye for photography to inspire passion and healing in others struggling […]

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one word 2012

December 29, 2011

Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~Theodore Roosevelt I have a notebook sitting on my desk. Inside of it, scribbled in my chicken scratch. is a month-by-month calendar.  Back in October I had an intensive one-day business coaching session. I worked with a successful, witty, confident soul who I absolutely idolize in this industry.  […]


best of 2011

December 27, 2011

This year Christmas brought a quiet calm upon our house. A peace that was delivered to me at just the right time.  No travel. No hustle. No bustle. Just us (my Calmer and my little love). Christmas dinner with Nana and Grandad. Time for togetherness. That in and of itself was a gift. And the […]


shine bright this holiday

December 23, 2011

Even though our littlest daughter will always be missed this time of year all I do is look towards the light and I know our tiniest star is shining her spirit down on us during the holidays. My wish for you this holiday? This is my wish for you: Comfort on difficult days, smiles when […]


the present of being present

December 22, 2011

It happens to me around almost every holiday, special event, or family gathering. I get “the phone call”. The one where someone very non-nonchalantly gets on the line and says, “we’re sooooo looking forward to seeing you….oh and don’t forget to bring your camera!”.  One would think this would light me up in excitement and […]


hug them tight

December 20, 2011

Recent events this week happening to both acquaintances and complete strangers have left me with the reminder of how important it is to hug our loved ones tight, tell them we love them daily, and appreciate this journey of life we walk together. Life is a privilege and we need to make the most of […]