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I am a Life Coach

3 years ago I found myself at an event. I attended alone, and knew absolutely no one there. During the opening reception, a gorgeous and charismatic woman immediately came up to me and started asking about my life. She had such a magnetic energy about her and the magical ability to focus on you and […]

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Living A Life

“Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention Be Astonished Tell About it” -Mary Oliver Tried a new treat recently… good old fashioned air popped popcorn. tastes good out of the popper. or off the floor. This is part of the Living a Life Series. Go and check out my other friends participating: Rhonda, Andrea, Erin, […]

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Living A Life Series

“Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention Be Astonished Tell About it” -Mary Oliver The boys headed out on a 7+ hour road trip this past weekend, so a trip to the library became a necessity! Although we are deeply grateful for the option of watching movies during trips to keep kids entertained, we love […]

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Living a Life Series

“Instructions for living a life: Pay Attention Be Astonished Tell About it” -Mary Oliver He was in search of the towel thief. I think he found her. Too bad her getaway car was downstairs. Buddy has developed an intense interest in geography. Thank you Magic Treehouse books for taking us on adventures all over the […]

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Living a Life

New cut. My stylist told me that your hair can reveal a lot about your life…like how eight months ago after nearly dying after childbirth, my hair changed color. Can you see it? Traumatic experiences leave their mark. I’m grateful to be alive. I’m trying to ignore the teeny twinge of insecurity that it looks […]

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Living a Life Series

Wind. I love that he can find delight in anything, especially what others would be put off by. We built a new home this year close to the mouth of a canyon. In addition to having no mature trees around our home, when the wind blows, we feel it :) We’ve had a few windstorms […]

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Gratitude and Regret

The dust has finally settled after closing registration to my courses once and for all. It marks the end of a big chapter of my life. As such, a slew of emotions and realizations have pulsed through my brain. Everything from gratitude to regret. First, the gratitude. Quite often, people took a total chance on […]

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Who’s fault is it? My Best & Worst Experiences in Front of the Camera

“A portrait, no matter how objective we try to be, is a photograph of the encounter between the photographer and the subject. An awkward encounter will likely result in awkward photographs, while an encounter that puts the subject at ease will increase the chance of creating portraits that reveal something genuine about the subject.” –David […]

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My Picture Story

Amazingly, I didn’t take a single picture of my family for the first six months of 2014. Granted, we had a few things going on (building a house, prepping a house for sale, moving, having a baby, almost dying, …) Those six months are not only a blur, but they represent complete apathy toward photography. […]

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Combining Pictures with Words

I opened an email this week and this quote flashed at the top with a magnetic pulse. It seemed to encapsulate my feelings of my current season of life in a way that gave such hope and empathy. What luck that Buzzy had built his own pirate ship earlier in the week and wanted to […]

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