Book Signing

My first book signing for The Happiness Quest is tomorrow! I’m not expecting much because I’m new to this area and don’t have a community built up. But it will be a great experience, and I can’t wait to share my book with a few of the local people who happen to stop in to … Read moreBook Signing


Nature can be calming. Immersing in the beauty of the world around us. Stretching ourselves further than we have before. Listening to the rhythms of the life around us, settling in, matching our breath, matching our speed. It slows us down, quiets our minds. I lived out in Oregon for a few months in the … Read moreNature

Invitation to Live

In Lloyd Douglas’ “Invitation to Live” he brought to life the idea that we have a responsibility to the lives around us. In the “Wrinkle in Time” series, Madeline L’Engle addresses the concept of naming. We bring to power the things that we think/say about other people. People tend to live up or down to … Read moreInvitation to Live

Escape the Mundane

So many of our days are the same. We get up eat breakfast, go to work, eat lunch, come home, make dinner, watch tv, go to bed. Rinse and repeat. If you have kids, add their schedules to the mix, and it’s exhausting. There never feels like there’s enough time in the day. It’s so … Read moreEscape the Mundane

The Happiness Quest book

So, when I first completed my life coaching certification, I knew that I was going to need my own material. My own mantras and code put out into the world. I’d written a lot as a high school student, everything from creative writing to editorials for small magazines. I’d always thought one day that I … Read moreThe Happiness Quest book

Love Languages Part 2

Why do you emphasize speaking your own love language to yourself? Because it’s so important! We all want other people to fill us up, especially when we aren’t feeling loved or cared for. We look to a partner, a family member, a friend, or even a tinder match to make us feel at least a … Read moreLove Languages Part 2

Love Languages

Gary Chapman wrote a bestselling book in which he details the 5 most common love languages. He names them Quality Time, Physical Touch, Acts of Service, Words of Affirmation, and Gifts. If you don’t know yours, there’s quizzes online that you can take to figure it out. Quality TimeI feel the most loved when I … Read moreLove Languages