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Coffee Talks: Redefining Failure Starts with Me

In the last couple of days, the same message has been popping up across my screen. It has come in different words and different medias and from different people but the message is the same. Choose failure. What? Choose to fail? What kind of bull… But wait. Hear me out. What if we gave failure a big hug – welcomed it right in – and used it to help us rise instead of letting it weigh us down? What if we looked at...

Spring Break Friday Weekend

It’s Friday. But not just any Friday. For us, it is Spring Break Friday. I know, I know, I just came off a month long beach stay which is why we’re going to the mountains instead and keeping it pretty low key. On Sunday – fingers crossed – we’ll finally get to Grupo Bonye’s free Sunday concert in the Colonial Zone, plans that have been zonked every time we’ve tried to make them for the last five years. Then we’re heading to this place for...

11 Faves: This Week on Instagram

I’ve been working on an Instagram challenge for the last week but not a gratitude type challenge of finding things you’re thankful for daily. It’s more of a challenge meets work thing to learn more about IG, edit your profile, clean up your brand, find like-minded IG-ers, and – ultimately – grow your followers. It’s been quite helpful and enlightening in a lot of ways and I’ve loved finding some awesome shit out there. People do very cool things – both...

My Man Cave… of Wine

The other night as I gazed adoringly at Mila’s new wall to wall wine room, Ana dropped this epiphany bomb on me: this is your man cave. A beautiful, swanky room with 1000 or so bottles of wine? Indeed a wine cave was my man cave. I have long since understood the importance of having a personal retreat, a quiet place to escape for a moment and just be. Usually, for me, this is my bedroom. After a day away from home, I...

Another Birthday, Another Chapter

I’ve never been one to shy away from my age. If someone asks, I don’t blush with embarrassment or scold the inappropriateness of asking a lady such a question, or think Good grief, another birthday? Why would I? I’m not embarrassed of my age or of the life I’ve built in that time. And saying that age ain’t nothing but a number couldn’t be further from the truth either; it’s much much more than just a number. Age is another chapter in our story, a...

Ask for the Moon: My Intention for 2016…Finally

Last year’s New Year’s intention was all about finding success, about leaving behind that crappy sense of failure that lurks in your dark mind corners and looking at all of my accomplishments as things to celebrate – no matter how small. And it worked. When I started looking at things through the scope of success, they became successes… or they became successes because I was looking at them through the scope of success. Chicken or the egg. I can’t be sure...

Consider Yourself Lucky

Free Printable / On the Specials Board this week: We returned back to our little island life on Friday with all but one suitcase – one casualty – not bad if you ask me. And today, Monday, is the first day back at Husband’s school. All the familiar faces. Same laughs, same gestures, same smiles. Same questions, same answers. How was your summer? – It was awesome.  It’s a good day. So, clearly, I looked for a coming home quote....

Turn Down the Courage

Free printable / This week’s special: I’m reminded of an article I read by the blogger/author mom of Momastery. In the article she is responding to a mom who asks her about what brave means. And Glennon responds by telling us of a situation when she took her daughters to get their ears pierced. Her youngest, jumped right onto the chair. No reservations. (Like my son.) Her little little was ready and everyone smiled and complimented how brave she was. When she was...