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April 11, 2018

"The universe buries strange jewels deep within us all,

and then stands back to see if we can find them."

~Elizabeth Gilbert

In three months’ time, I upended my life and moved my family from New York to Asia.

You admire my sense adventure, savor the posts I have shared on social media, and tell me there is no way you could have done what I have.

You are not strong enough, brave enough, daring enough….

Indeed, I am settling into Hon...

February 23, 2018

"Imperfections are not inadequacies;

they are reminders that we’re all in this together."

~Brené Brown

Once upon a time, I was determined to be an all-natural parenting warrior who was happy all of the time.

Then motherhood came along and knocked the wind out of my perfection sails.

The photo above taken on February 26, 2009 captures one of my first moments as a mom. Nine years later, I still remember the intense feelings of fail...

February 16, 2018

“An authentic life is the most personal form of worship.

Everyday life has become my prayer.”

~Sarah Ban Breathnach

WHOLE is my holistic approach to resilience, the outcome of a decade-long experiment in applying the tools and theories of well-being to motherhood. 

This is experiment was inspired by my broken childhood and insecurities, fostered by my postpartum struggle, born in trauma, and nurtured by my determinatio...

February 9, 2018

"When we deny the story, it defines us.

When we own the story,

we can write a brave new ending.” 

~Brené Brown

I set out to declutter and get organized with the sole intention of preparing to move abroad, and found myself knee deep in a spiritual quest of letting go for the sake of adventure and growth.  

An unexpected discovery in excavating my home and heart suggests I am ready to bring you WHOLE, my holistic approach...

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