August 17, 2014

London Lesson: Loving and Trying

“Trying is always enough.” ~Patricia Briggs Dear Universe, Leaving Italy was sad, but knowing I was heading to London—a home away from home—made me excited. The thing I was looking forward to most on this last leg of the trip was sharing the experience with my friend, who had never been to London.  It would […]

August 13, 2014

Arrivederci, Almalfi

arrivederci: until we see each other again “Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.” ~Anita Desai Dear Universe, There are certain places in the world you will never forget no matter how much time passes or how far you go. For me, the Almalfi Coast is one of these places.      Beautiful doesn’t […]

August 7, 2014

Roman Holiday

  “Intention is one of the most powerful forces there is. What you mean when you do a thing will always determine the outcome.” ~Brenna Yobvanoff Dear Universe,   When planning our trip to Italy, my friend and I knew that Rome would be a must-see stop.  A city filled with history, beauty, religion, culture and […]

August 4, 2014

Buon Giorno

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt Dear Universe, For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to travel to Italy.  I often joke that I must have been Italian in a […]

July 31, 2014

Joy to Your World

“Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” ~Joseph Campbell Dear Universe, So often in life we find ourselves doing things we don’t really want to.  Sometimes it’s because we feel an obligation, because we feel responsible, because we don’t know how to say no.  And sometimes […]

July 25, 2014

Magic Moments

“When we speak of magic we should speak of those moments that were the purest, when the stars were bright and when laughter was loud. Those are the most magical moments in life.” Dear Universe, Most of us, at some point or another, have probably wished that life would come with an instruction manual. Naturally […]

July 16, 2014

Full Bloom

“Deepest joy is like a flower….beautiful in essence.” ~Tony Samara Dear Universe, I have discovered—or rather re-discovered—something about myself. I like gardening.  Specifically, I like planting flowers, caring for them and watching them bloom. Years ago, I would plant flowers in the spring and tend to them.  I always enjoyed it.  I don’t know why […]

July 10, 2014

Faith and Fundamentals

“I think I can. I think I can. I think I can… I know I can.” ~Little Engine That Could Dear Universe, A couple of weeks ago my girlfriend and I had a golf lesson.  Now if you knew us, this image would be funny.  We prefer high heels over flats, beaches over plush greens, […]

A Little Inspiration

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. — Lucille Ball

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