2020 The Year of Expansion

“There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.: – Nelson Mandela Last year I started on a path of transformation – putting myself first, going out of my comfort zone….living!!! 2019 was the year of […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

My Name

My Name is Solace

Sol·ace (noun) comfort or consolation in a time of distress or sadness. I have always taken pride that my name is in the dictionary. Other kids would marvel as I showed off my name right there, a word plain simple and yet so complicated. People always wonder why I was named Solace. Were […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

Unraveling

Have you ever noticed that the same things happen to you, in different relationships, different jobs, different circumstances? No matter what you do, there it is? Raising up, like a dragon erupting from this little innocent knoll; breathing flame onto whatever you’ve got going on. Leaving in its wake charred or still smoldering […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

Year Reflection

Reflecting back on this last year, so much changed, and yet so much remained the same. It wasn’t a cataclysmic year, thank the stars, but one that had a feeling of a never-ending multilayered flower that was starting to bloom. My petals were releasing from the tight bud, some didn’t want to release, […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

Silence is my recharge

Silence. Pure, blissful silence. No voices. No movement. Just an empty house. A pin could drop, the sound would be deafening, and the winter wind gusts outside rumble. I bask in it. Soaking up the nothingness and snuggling into a couch, book in hand. This is how I recharge. This is where my […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

Gratitude Ignited My Flame

Gratitude quote by A. Schweitzer

When I feel the sun kiss my face; I am grateful, every single time.  Eating creamy, vanilla based ice cream, with chocolate sprinkles, I am grateful.  Waking in a heated house in a warm bed, I am grateful. Hearing baby pitter patter as they hustle to and from, or their laughter and toddler chatter, my […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

My Garden

My Garden

I grew up and created stories in my head. Beliefs that became the way I viewed my world. I believed that others were unsafe, friends would betray me. I believed that I was not smart, dumb in fact. I believed that I was not good enough. I believed that I had to be […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

The Call Of The Road

nature

I love the road. I love being behind the wheel of my car and just driving for hours, a vague destination in mind. There is peace. There could be music, there could be an audio book, a phone conversation, or there could be silence. Pure, blissful silence as the trees fly by, the […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

Inside and Out

Maravilla Love

I was standing outside the first of July. It was Dusk. I heard the night turn on with the night bugs. In my screened in porch, I looked down at my legs. For the first time in my life they didn’t seem like mine. Lean, long, muscular, in the light they certainly had […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

Love of Yoga

Yoga

“Inhale, reach up, look up. Exhale, forward fold, look between your thighs…”– Surya Namaskara A Thus began my love affair with yoga. While touring a new health club some years ago, the salesperson mentioned that membership included yoga. After over a decade of poor posture hunching over keyboards and peering at computer screens, […]

Continue Reading

You may also like

%d bloggers like this: