A Lump In the Mattress

I recently noticed a lump in our mattress.  You know, the one that emerges after two people sleep on each side for a matter of time, creating their own valleys in the plush-top material. This development disappointed me because it was just a year old.  We replaced our super-comfy-but-10-year-old mattress hoping that this new oneContinue reading “A Lump In the Mattress”

Love; Me

“And if I asked you to name all the things that you love, how long would it take for you to name yourself?” I turned 39 yesterday, November 9th.  I have a lot of interest in these transitional years, even a bit more than the decade changes.  This is the last year of my 30s,Continue reading “Love; Me”

To the Hills

I wrote this article recently for a local online magazine called Forest Living California.  At first, I envisioned it being more of a travel piece, reporting on a local town near me.  But, it turned out to be more in my typical writing style, creative, reflective.  You can check out the online version here, withContinue reading “To the Hills”

My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self

My younger brother turns 30 tomorrow.  It’s so weird to think about…wow.  We used to play this game when he was really little – there’s nine years between us – where I would say, “When you’re 16, I’ll be 25!” ” When you’re 21, I’ll be 30!” “When you’re 30, I’ll be 39!”  Gosh, didContinue reading “My Advice to My 30-Year Old Self”

Two Lives

“Tyler changed my life.  He showed me the magic and the beauty within the most unexpected things.  He gave me strength just by holding my hand.  He gave me purpose and a sense of calm.”   – Catrina Simbe I recently went to a fundraising dinner.  It was for a foundation called Tyler’s Grace, createdContinue reading “Two Lives”

Trust Your Gut

Have you ever wondered why we have this saying: trust your gut?  We don’t say, “Trust your liver.”  Or, “Trust your spleen…”  It turns our we have such a complex and developed neuron system in our “gut” that it’s been called our second brain. “Technically known as the enteric nervous system, the second brain consistsContinue reading “Trust Your Gut”