Make America Goat Again

Although this is a poke at the current state of the presidential campaigns, it is important to get out there and VOTE! It is a presidential election year ( and a nail-biter at that!), but pretty please don’t forget the candidates and issues that are on local ballots being voted on as well that affectContinue reading “Make America Goat Again”

Week 27: Naoki Higashida

“On our own we simply don’t know how to get things done the same way you do things.  But, like everyone else, we want to do the best we can.  When we sense you’ve given up on us, it makes us feel miserable. So please keep helping us, through to the end.” –Naoki Higashida,  TheContinue reading “Week 27: Naoki Higashida”

Does Slowing Down Actually Give Us MORE Time?

  Have you ever felt like time stretches out in front of you so vastly that you could swear it has literally slowed down? One of those wonky and fun occurrences of life, and I sure experienced that this past weekend. As many of you know, I have been trying to develop daily habits forContinue reading “Does Slowing Down Actually Give Us MORE Time?”

Light Up Your Life With Daily Rituals

I have started lighting a candle at meal times as a daily ritual, and I think it changed my life. Let me explain. Last weekend, I have the incredible opportunity to visit a dear friend who lives on Orcas Island, an almost ridiculously idyllic island off the coast of my home state of Washington. EachContinue reading “Light Up Your Life With Daily Rituals”

Week 26 – Elena Gonzalez Ruiz

  Elena’s family and the weaving traditions of her village of Teotitlan de Valle were the subject of my very first post here on WordPress! Check it out here in my  post entitled  Inspiring C*O*L*O*R, published March 21st, 2012. Who:  Elena Gonzalez Ruiz What: Master rug weaver, business woman and educator Where: Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca, MexicoContinue reading “Week 26 – Elena Gonzalez Ruiz”

Top Ten Differences between Sheep and Goats

As many of you know, I am a ridiculously proud goat mom, not a sheep mom.  So what is our sweet Sally goat doing in this sketch? Well, this past week I have had the incredible opportunity to travel to Sun Valley, Idaho to experience the Trailing of the Sheep Festival with my dear Oaxacan friendsContinue reading “Top Ten Differences between Sheep and Goats”

Week 25: Shelli Cummings

Who:  Michelle Cummings What: My first hero, best friend, older sister, and the sweet soul who has the most glorious naturally curly hair (which I wanted SO BAD growing up….she wanted straight hair like mine, and I wanted hers.  Go figure!) Where: Good Ol’ Pacific Northwest in Washington State Why:  Words can not say how much IContinue reading “Week 25: Shelli Cummings”

Week 24: Seth Godin

“…but the bravest thing to do is have the free range kids who are exploring the edges of the universe, but doing it in a way they are proud of….” –Seth Godin   Who:  Seth Godin What: American author, idea man, entrepreneur, and big thinker Where: Born in Mount Vernon, New York Why:  This guy gets meContinue reading “Week 24: Seth Godin”

Hopelessly in Love with Change

“To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring. ”  –George Santayana Fall is fast approaching, and I am anticipating the changes it will bring that I love…. Cozy fires Warm mugs of tea Leaves crunching underfoot Crisp, cool autumn air Vibrant, harvestContinue reading “Hopelessly in Love with Change”