My Morning Making Ritual #inspiration

My Morning Making Ritual — a combo of this has been in effect for the past year and a half or so.

But I added to it today, lemon water and calling my senators. :)


Meditate 10 min — they are free and awesome.


Read an article on Medium or 10 min of a current book.


Write for 10–20 minutes (ideas for blogs, journal entry something non-work for me)


Call my Senators — CA — Dianne Feinstein & Kamala Harris with my choices/thoughts on the cabinet, climate denial, women's rights and reproductive freedom.


Drink a big glass of lemon water. (and keep it full all day)


Eat 2 hard-boiled eggs, 3 Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausages, half an avocado, and coffee with almond milk. Feed the dog same time.


Shower and get dressed for the day.


Check my calendar, email, Hubspot, Twitter, Instagram and FB in that order.


With that I’m fierce, awesome and ready to take on whatever.


In the late afternoon/evening I exercise, work on my Spanish with Duolingo and usually read/write some more along with emails, go out and see stuff, get outside.


What’s your ritual? I’ve found that having one and sticking to it as much as humanly possible makes for great productivity and the ability for me to be even better at dealing with things on the fly. Thank you Rachel!


This isn’t a resolution, I don’t do those and don’t like those. This is my continuing to pay attention to what I need and obsessing about me instead of other people and things. Try a ritual — heck make it simply two things you do every morning. 


My Dad told me about a book called Grit by Angela Duckworth and how if you make your bed every morning like the Navy SEALS, you accomplished that for the day.


It is the little things.

Happy 2017.


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Ac-cent-tchu-ate the positive

Gather 'round me, everybody

Gather 'round me while I preach some

Feel a sermon comin' on me

The topic will be sin

And that's what I'm agin

If you want to hear my story

Then settle back and just sit tight

While I start reviewing

The attitude of doing right…

I plug in my iPhone to my Mini Cooper. And these words come out of the speakers. Every time.

The Deep Let Go. (to the new year)

The Deep Let Go. (to the new year)

When you decide to Choose you. When you decide you are not your parents, societies whims,

Or whomever you have idolized or put on a pedestal that controls your moves. When you need to forage a path that isn’t comfortable. Easy Or the “right thing to do” When you shake the status quo.

When you love - Happy Holidays

When you love - Happy Holidays

Thankful always for my parents tender loving care whenever I am with them, I am surrounded by glitter, sparkles, angels, snowmen and Santa here at their beautifully decorated home.

Sitting around the kitchen table, with coffee in hand, Mom’s zucchini bread, Dad’s peanut brittle and a turkey with my favorite stuffing in the oven, we talk, share pictures & stories, send texts and photos to family and friends near and far.  The neighbors drop off treats… it is a warm, sweet and good holiday.

I am always humbled by the beautiful people in my life and grateful for every moment, experience and lesson that we have experienced together. To the Cooks, Newmans, my sweet husband Jim, dear friends and family, a merry holiday to all the things we all celebrate.

Holidays are wonderful but also hard, so much nostalgia and longing for times and people who have past or when things have changed or are no longer so. I too am looking forward to a new year and wish everyone a truly Happy Holiday season. A few thoughts from my heart to yours. Because I believe, to quote my favorite holiday movie, “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.”



Waiting. Different than anticipation. Or impatience. Impatience is not being willing to sit in the moment or present.  A friend said to me it simply equals being afraid.  He's right.