Surviving the Wasteland

on November 14, 2019

8 Tools for Coping with Emotional Upheaval

Introduction I was struck a little by the latest issue of Magnolia Journal. It talked a lot about accepting your flaws and imperfect life as it is—and living a determined life. It was a refreshing change to share some time with other people and their stories as they went through struggles, loss, and most important—transformation. (Thank you writers and determined people!) Transformation is awesome, but you know—it comes at a high cost. None of us are perfect. And no matter how much anyone makes their social media look like they are a rockstar, everyone is going through life’s struggles behind the scenes, often quietly struggling, and usually in isolation. It seems like a lot of people are in the tundra… Continue Reading

My 5 Favorite Angelina Jolie Pitt Quotes

on October 17, 2015

Advice and Thoughts from a Modern Renaissance Woman.

The new cover of Vogue brings us Angelina Jolie Pitt, the internationally renown mom-actor-activist and more. Since I love recognizing creativity and hard work – and especially the efforts of women – here is a quick little blog of my five favorite Angelina quotes. Make bold choices and make mistakes. It’s all those things that add up to the person you become. I have so much in my life. I want to be of value to the world. The great thing about having a bunch of kids is they just remind you that you’re the person who takes them to go poop! That’s who you are! Life comes with many challenges. The ones that should not scare us are the ones we can take… Continue Reading