What Moves You Monthly {August}

Welcome to a new feature I’ve created to share with you each month. I’m calling it “What MOVES You Monthly” where I share my thoughts and experiences and invite you to do the same. It’s a great coaching exercise. These are inspirational moments, people, places and things that have moved me in my life. And [...]

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Bringing Home Baby

Bringing Home Baby

This week, I am in the state of Hawaii on the island of Kauai with my family: my husband, Bobby, and our children, Grace and Christopher. This is a vacation, but it’s no ordinary vacation. We have returned to Kauai for the first time since we adopted Christopher as a newborn baby in 2008. This [...]

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16 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage & Committed Relationships

I published a post on the week of my 15th wedding anniversary last year with 15 things I’ve learned about relationships and it was one of the most-read pieces I’ve written. I’ve decided that every year, I’ll repost those original 15 things along with one thing I learned in the past year.   July 11th [...]

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15 Years: 15 Things I’ve Learned About Marriage

July – cheers to a month of heat, crazy amounts of rain, and celebrations! In my family, we celebrate quite a few birthdays, my own among them. And today, July 11th, marks my 15th wedding anniversary. Bobby and I got married on a balmy Saturday afternoon in the church I grew up attending and had [...]

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Boundless love and infinite possibilities: ohana style

  We are all miracles. Cells. Skin. Blood. Breath. When we grow up from our tiny helplessness, some of us decide to welcome our own children. Grace. Our beautiful daughter came from us — my husband and I. We wanted a family almost 13 years ago and so it was. She grew inside of me, [...]

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Grateful

1. A beautiful, healthy family 2. A beautiful, healthy self 3. Choices 4. Beginnings, middles and endings 5. Memory foam mattresses 6. The privilege of my work 7. Deep, real and true friendships 8. Courage 9. The life-changing, life-giving, life-saving, life-loving power of thoughts 10. Zumba And thank you for reading my stuff. Thanksgiving is [...]

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Stepping Into Grace

Four years ago this week, I embarked on a journey that I thought was the end to a chapter in my life, but later found it was really the beginning of learning what I was made of and my work to do in the world. My little boy was born in Lihue, Kauai in the [...]

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