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December 15, 2017

Drink while you pour.

When you reflect upon the year as it comes to an end, what do you focus on?

Do your shortcomings, flaws, and failures initially flash before you?

What about all those goals you set, but didn't accomplish?

I know, at first glance, I fell short too.

Then...

November 17, 2017

My childhood dream was inspired by the thought, "Why not me?"

Last year, I collected my Rockette memories and shared them with Catherine's second grade class to support their studies of New York City. 

Since I am more of a writer than a dancer these days, I cre...

November 3, 2017

"The good life consists in deriving happiness by using your signature strengths every day in the main realms of living. The meaningful life adds one more component: using these same strengths to forward knowledge, power, or goodness. A life that does this is pregnant w...

October 20, 2017

On the hardest days, I find a million reasons to savor and bask in gratitude.

This, I have concluded, is happiness. 

Tomorrow, Rose turns TWO, and I can't quite figure out how she got this old so fast! I swear it was only yesterday Eddie and I were stunned into silence...

October 6, 2017

Yes, my calling is to be a storyteller, but now I see that the point of the stories I tell is to heal.

I bet this unusual title caught your attention, right? 

Does it make you think I've gone rogue and entered the wild?

I mean, I did leave my kids and husband behind to si...

September 1, 2017

I once wrote to heal. Now I write, because I think my words might help someone else. 

Last night, I blew out candles on a cake surrounded by friends and family.

I am another year older.

I am another year wiser.....

More than anything else, I am extraordinarily blessed...

June 9, 2017

Returning to the Rockette line reminded me how much other people have always mattered on my pursuit of happiness and success. 

All week, friends have been asking, “What was it like to dance again?”

I’ve been saying,

"It was amazing...I had a blast!”

I know you're not...

June 2, 2017

“I am a dancer. I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. In each, it is the performance of a dedicated precise set of acts, physical or intellect...

April 28, 2017

Vulnerability is the birthplace of growth.

Have you set a big and exciting goal for yourself?

This goal you are so passionate about achieving, are you willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen, right? 

I'm right there with you, dreaming away. Word by word, I'...

April 14, 2017

I often joke that I work for free raising these kids of mine, but it's not a fair statement. After all, I do get paid in kisses, hugs, and the joy I experience watching the little people I created grow. 

Technically, raising kids is my job because I...

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I am for all intents and purposes a SAHM of 4, and have been rocking this job for nearly a decade now. Still, a part of me has always longed for something beyond my role as mom. As the story goes, I discovered my calling to be a storyteller in the hardest experience of my life, but now I am working hard at carving out a career as a writer and coach. This is how I am kindling MY dreams.