“I named the vineyard Somnium, which means dream in Latin, because I thought owning my own winery was something that would just be a dream, but it became a reality. I can’t tell you how many times I have signed an autograph for a child and added the note —dream big! It is a life motto—it’s how I think, how I live and what I preach! My dreams never stop, and they continue to evolve” – Danica Patrick, Proprietor
It’s been a while since I have written and shared a travel journey, 3 months to be exact! Yowzer how time flies!!! My travels have come to a halt while I’ve been immersed in my toffee business working side by side with my Mom…tis the season to give toffee! No worries, coming early 2018 I will be back traveling, writing and sharing some of my new-found discoveries. For now, I wanted to share a journey I took back in May of this year. I didn’t have to travel far, just 30 min south to Scottsdale…
May 7th, I had an awesome opportunity to sit down with the conscious and talented Thomas Brown, curator of Inner Monologue Podcast. Thomas has created a platform for people to share their inward journeys, he does an incredible job navigating each guest going back in time and then bringing it all back full circle to the present, to their awakened conscious state.
Music…what does it invoke in you? What feelings & emotions awaken when listening, singing or playing a musical instrument? For me, music takes me inward to a place where my heart and soul reside. Music ignites joy, laughter, and a sense of playful freedom. Music also has been scientifically proven to assist in the healing of the mind & body through various musical modalities.
This blog post is on my recent journey to the opening of Sophie’s Place at Cardon Children’s Medical Center in Mesa, AZ. Sophie’s Places are dedicated music therapy facilities built within children’s hospitals assisting in caring for young people suffering from pain, chronic illness, and serious injury.
Beautiful…what does this word mean to you? In our society, beauty is seen thru external perfected imagery. From airbrushed models in magazines, to perfectly casted commercials and flawlessly edited social media posts. It’s no wonder how beauty has become defined by outward appearance. My question is this, “How do we take off our tainted lenses of preconceived external acceptance and see the true beauty illuminating within each of us?” Continue Reading…
I just came back from a beautiful “soul connective” girl’s vacation in Bundville, Vermont. I have a sacred soul sister group, every year we plan a girl’s getaway to keep our connection strong, and our bond tight. This year we chose the Green Mountain State, Vermont. So why Vermont? Well, there was certainly something that led us there. A yoga festival called Wanderlust, the weekend of June 18th and we all just happened to be free for some vacation time. With Wanderlust calling us and our open availability… all energies aligned just right to find our “True North” Wanderlust journey.
“Honoring those who have sacrificed their lives & freedoms for our own.“
Today I wanted to share a business that supports and honors our military troops and spouses. R. Riveter American Handmade bags are a business filled with heart and honorable intention. So what is it that is so special about these American handcrafted bags?
R.Riveter is owned by Military spouses. It provides portable careers to Military spouses who produce their quality handbags and purses.
“When you find it, live it and share it…Your life will become more exciting and purposeful than ever.” – from the book One Word
Happy 2016!!! I’ll bet there are lots of New Year resolutions and goals set out there that are awesome; but how do you feel after you have either hit or missed that resolution? Well I have hit some and missed a lot! I am a big dreamer and have so many passions and aspirations for the New Year but with a busy and unpredictable day-to-day life, some resolutions don’t come to fruition. I can feel defeated because I don’t achieve what my goals and dreams look or “what I think” should feel like. So in comes a life test on balance, patience and an important tool, to “believe” in yourself. Just a few things I have learned along the way and into each New Year.
Enter, “Word of the Year”! I learned one of the most amazing tools back in 2012 while participating in a small business program with my Mom/ business partner for our sweet biz, Goodytwos Toffee Company. In this program we were asked to pick a word of the year to live by for both within our business and in our personal lives. My first word was “opportunity”. There are so many challenges in life & work, I wanted to see the opportunity in the challenges and the opportunity in all aspects of my life. I wrote my word of the year on our chalkboard wall we had in our office so I could see it every day. Before I knew it I saw opportunity everywhere and in all things. I shared this concept with my husband and he decided to join in and choose a word of the year, his was “freedom”. What I found is instead setting one BIG ambitious goal; choosing one word to live by the whole year is obtainable and transcending… not just for the year, but it will become indelible and continue to be present for years to come.
It’s been 4 years that I have added a new word for the year to guide me and assist in my personal growth. My husband, my Mom and a group of my girlfriends all continue to pick a word of the year. We all will check in with each other and find how our words of the year have impacted our lives, made us more conscious & connected. My word for 2016 is CREATE. So here I am sharing a simple tool that has profoundly changed the way I enter into each year. I have “created” this post with the hope that it might inspire others to do the same and then share their word with family and friends. What will your word of 2016 be, how will it impact you and awaken you in the quiet times, or when challenges or should I say “opportunities” arise, how will one simple word be used as your guide to living a purposeful life?
Enjoy the word of the year journey ahead… its sure to enlighten one’s soul, cultivate compassion, connection and elevate your life and others around you.
Create: to cause to come into being, as something unique that would not naturally evolve or that is not made by ordinary processes.
“Keep your face to the sunshine and you can not see the shadows. It’s what Sun flowers do.” – Helen Keller
I love sunflowers, always brighten a room and make my heart happy. I made this sunflower arrangement for my Mom recently. The sunflowers are from Trader Joes (love their flowers, fresh, affordable and long-lasting), used a mason jar from home for the vase. My Mom is my best friend, my light and inspiration…our souls are tethered together. I have immense gratitude for this woman who always empowers me to dream big & live a life you love. The best gift my Mom has ever given me is her unconditional LOVE and always believing in me. Love you Mom, you are my sunshine.
Sending light and energy to all. Sunflower Wisdom. ♥
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho
I was recently inspired by some art on Instagram, the company that I follow is an art boutique located in Sayulita, Mexico called Evoke The Spirit . I was drawn to a photo of a skull, that appeared as though it had been painted, then I realized it was not painted but was hand Yarn Painted. I immediately wanted to order a Yarn Painted Skull from Evoke… then realized, I just need to make a trip to Sayulita! Done, I’ve added Sayulita to my list of “Soul travels” for 2016.