Blog Category : Celebrating in the Dark

Thoughts from my 55th Birthday

10-06-2019

  I just celebrated my "double nickels" birthday this week. (55!) I have two traditions for my birthday that happen every year. One is my Birthday Kindness Project, in which I write love letters to strangers — as many letters as how old I am. The other is that I take myself ...

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Love never dies.

09-25-2019

  I believe that love is always present tense. Even when someone passes away, they are not in our past. We love them still. We love them always. I'm honored and excited to be a part of the upcoming Reimagine Festival in San Francisco. This festival explores questions a...

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Birthday Kindness Project: Permission Letters

09-19-2019

Did you read my blog post the other day about permission to slow down and to let go? So, speaking of permission to slow way down, do you know someone who needs to hear this? I'm still in the midst of my 55-55-55 Birthday Kindness Project. (I'm sending a letter a day for as many years ...

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Permission

09-15-2019

I've missed you! I was away all last week working at an event. It was an amazing group of participants in a beautiful place (Sundance, UT) and I work with the best, most big-hearted team. The work we do is all about personal growth and I always learn so much. I'm really lucky! A...

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Day 23: Birthday Kindness Project

09-01-2019

  I'm on Day 23 of my Birthday Kindness Project, in which I write a love letter to a stranger every day for as many years as I've been alive. As I've done in years gone by, I want to invite you to hold these people in your hearts along with me. I believe in the power of love a...

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What are you living into?

08-20-2019

My friend invited me to skip around Half Moon Bay with her so she could test out some new photo techniques and a brand new camera lens. I was looking forward to seeing her and having dinner together. But as the time got closer to meet up with her, I noticed how much I was not looking forward...

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“Say it Now” Launch Party with Maya Stein

04-14-2019

It's Sunday morning and I've got my cup of coffee + some Sufjan Stevens playing. I am so happy to be connecting with you right now. You are someone who is a kindred spirit. I know that. You're here because you care about making the most of life. You care about learning to love better...

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Permission to forgive.

03-10-2019

Sometimes we need a reminder. Sometimes we need permission. Sometimes we need a nudge. Here's to forgiveness — within and without. Here's to setting ourselves free.   ...

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Heck with the Hallmark kinda Valentine’s …

02-13-2019

I don't have anything against Hallmark. Or Valentine's Day. I don't have anything against special occasions. Or celebration. (Of course! I love 'em!) But what irks me is this: when we're fed ideas about these "picture perfect" lives that for most people simply don't exist. Our culture t...

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Love Letter to the Grieving

02-05-2019

I just read a beautiful reminder in the New York Times this morning about how important it is to write a letter to someone grieving about the person who has died. If you can think of a few special memories you have about the person who died, these can be such pinpricks of light to someon...

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