A Mindful Closet

A couple of months ago I realized the error of my shopping ways. In my “fashion is art” loving heart, I’d created a wardrobe of things that weren’t ever worn, hanging reminders of things I loved, some still bearing tags from years ago. Over-abundance had created chaos in dressing, serving as proof that more isn’t necessarily more. Around the same… Read more →

Pretty Rash Guards for the Skin Smart

Eight years ago as the calendar inched closer to summer I was recovering from melanoma that had developed while I was pregnant. From November until June as the scars began to heal I shopped for beach cover, but was left uninspired by the choices that were offered. With my babies in tow I headed to Maine for a month by… Read more →

Youth Art Month – Exposure to Art and Art Education for Kids

What feels like a lifetime ago, at a point in my evolution where I was a little bit lost, I wandered upon a fine arts course at the Academy of Art, San Francisco, entitled, “Figure Drawing.” I, having never drawn a figure in my life other than your basic stickies, found myself in a room full of artists attempting to… Read more →

On Falling in Love

I used to think the concept of falling in love was magical. It meant that something dramatic and intense was happening. Like Alice falling down the rabbit hole, winding and lurching toward that thing called love. But, somewhere along the path my thoughts about this phrase, and our societal view that this is how love happens began to feel like… Read more →

A Libra Girl’s Guide to Christmas Without Kids

Since last Friday I’ve been without my kids. I’ll get them back in exactly seven days, the day after Xmas 2014/even year/his year not mine. I could’ve been really bummed out by the idea of this first Christmas without my girls, but the truth is I tried to see and live the good while I was with them, and then… Read more →

Awesomeness Under the Tree~Simple Gifts for the Grown-Up Girl

Christmas is coming fast, and for a lot of people who haven’t done any shopping for the grown-up women in their lives I figured I’d help you out. Below I’ve added some links to my favorite things. I’ve been wearing and/or using everything I’ve listed and can attest to their awesomeness! Get moving soon, though, because many companies aren’t promising… Read more →

Saying “Yes” and Jewgafest

Saying “yes” to a four-hour yoga-fest at Beth Meyer Synagogue on a Sunday afternoon was exactly what I needed… Guided mediation; breathing in (and out) sweetness and kindness and warmth. Spending time with other women (22 to 82!) doing mindful and supported yoga, slowing down to feel every inch of bone and muscle and skin and flesh. Connectedness at its… Read more →

Space and Time

It didn’t matter what he was or was not, what he wanted or didn’t want. It wasn’t important that she’d been bad, good, or anything in between. She’d never felt more in her skin than in that moment across the table from him. A calm had been created, an unfamiliar place for a high-strung girl who’d been spinning her wheels for… Read more →

Rag & Bone Newbury Boot Love

As a girl who’s picky about her boots (and bags and clothes and shapes, etc.), I’m singing joyous songs of praise for my Rag & Bone Newbury boots. Yes, they’re a fortune for a single mom working for her living. Yes, they are tall(ish) for an everyday boot. But, despite this, they’re perfect. They’re pretty on the feet. The leather is gorgeous.… Read more →

Good Girls Go to Heaven

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was born to be good. Her hair was soft and golden as if it had been spun that way. Her skin was just the same. She was quiet when she walked, tiptoeing around to make sure that no noise could upset anyone near. Stay quiet, she thought. Stay quiet and… Read more →

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