Birthday Wishes to the World

Today is my birthday!!

I am so excited and grateful to be alive on this beautiful planet and to be blessed with all the people, experiences and lessons that I have come to know.

My birthday wish today is to make a profound impact on people all over the world in some way and, somehow, to make their lives better.

This year I am already obsessed with improving myself and the way I live and interact with the world around me. I am creating a job that I am obsessed at being the best at and I am on a trajectory that I know is going to be amazing. And I am finally enjoying the journey of every day, the subtleties and nuances of hours minutes and moments. I feel like life is no longer a future event that I am always struggling and leaning forward to reach. Life is what I’m doing. Life is what I am.

I don’ know how things seemed to magically have clicked in my brain, but I’m ok with not knowing. I’m content to exist in a grateful state of awe and I accept this gift with an open heart and an open mind.

This is what I wish for everyone on this planet including you, dear reader: to feel a connection with life and with the people and environment around you; to be fully alive and enjoy the fleeting present moments and use your past lessons to successfully navigate through challenges towards a beautiful future of your dreams that you design and pursue every day. To live with purpose, hope, and faith in yourself, your Creator, and the good in all of us. And above all, that you give yourself permission to experience love to its fullest, in how you treat yourself, our home planet Earth, and all living things. We are all connected, from our first birthday to our last and beyond.

Love Our Oceans

I just watched an episode of Blue Planet II and it was utterly incredible! The amazing colors and close up footage of the creatures that inhabit the deep were a wonder to behold.


I did have to run upstairs to have a cry after a heartbreaking story was shared about a pilot whale calf that died due to plastic/toxins in the water.  Approximately 10 million tons-not pounds, TONS-of plastic waste are dumped into our planet’s oceans every year. That’s like driving 20 million Ford F-150s into the sea except, instead of driving around lifting heavy loads they clog up the ocean’s surface.


Sea life-like sea turtles and birds-get entangled in the waste and drown.  Like the calf in the show I watched, babies of mammals like whales and dolphins can be poisoned just from drinking their mothers’ milk.

I am not writing about this to be a “Debby downer.” I’m sharing this information in the hopes that by having healthy, open conversations about what is happening to our planet-our home-we can make a shift in our mindset and create new, better habits to reduce the amount of waste we produce and throw away and increase our reuse and recycling of such products.

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Not only will this have amazing benefits to the incredible creatures of the oceans, it will ensure that we will be able to eat the bounty that we pull from the waters every year.  Foods like sushi, fish, scallops and muscles could be rendered inedible if poisons continue to accumulate in them. Already there are advisories against eating too much of certain kinds of fish due to mercury build up.  In case you are wondering what happens if a human ingests mercury on an ongoing basis, it can cause fun side effects such as:

-nervousness or anxiety

-irritability or mood changes


-memory problems


-physical tremors

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Fun stuff! No?

The good news is-it’s never too late to make a change.  Today-right now! We cannot wait until tomorrow to take better care of ourselves and the planet.


Want even better news?


It’s super easy!


One of the biggest things we can do is use reusable shopping bags instead of plastic ones at the grocery store.  There are more than one TRILLION of these puppies used every year from shopping!! Imagine if, instead of choosing plastic bags, every individual used a reusable bag to carry their groceries-wouldn’t that be incredible??


Other things that we can do that are very simple include recycling.  Don’t live in an area that recycles? Look for ways to recycle by using the internet as a resource.


We can also reuse our products: a glass salsa jar is perfect for storing leftovers after it has been cleaned.  A plastic egg carton can be an excellent seed sprouting container. And let’s remember to always cut up our aluminum can and bottle holders (think six pack rings) before recycling them so that in case, God forbid, they wind up somewhere in nature they will not get lodged around a living being, plant or animal.


It’s so good to love this planet that is our home! I believe that the better care we take care of ourselves and our planet, the better life will be for all!


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Celebrate Friendship

You ever have those moments when you connect with a great friend at just the right moment in your life?


I had one of those this past week.  One of my dear friends and I got to share stories, memories and laughs as well as encourage each other to enhance our lives in some way.  We talked for the better part of an hour and I had a smile on my face that lasted after the call.  Over the next couple of days I connected with 4 of my best friends and I experienced healing, joy, gratitude, love and peace from those simple yet profound conversations.

That is the beauty of friendship.

I am so thankful for the deep, meaningful friendships that I have in my life.  Their love reminds me that God and the universe truly loves me and is moving things in a positive flow to aid me in my intentions to create the life I desire.

I encourage you to reflect on your relationships this moment.  Is there someone who stands out as being a truly amazing, supportive and loving friend at all times? If so, I encourage you to take a moment right NOW to pick up the phone and call them and tell them what they mean to you (texts and emails are nice, too-but a call is so much more powerful because we can hear each other’s voice and feel the energy and emotion there).

I appreciate your presence on this site right now and I hope that reading these words will remind you of the beauty, light and power that lives in you.