Who Am I?

Hi there! I'm a NH born French-Canadian gal turned Greek-loving Californian, small town girl turned world traveling enthusiast, polyglot, mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, social marketer, health advocate, casual gardener, physical therapist, choir member, pianist, rusty clarinetist, really rusty amateur guitarist, accidental artist, lover of dance, connection, people's stories, and all that has beauty, especially if that beauty lies within. My loves are many, and I choose to hate nothing, because I love myself too much to waste that energy. Besides, I believe we are all children of God and that gives each of us worth as well as a shot at being our best selves; and no matter what we say or do to mess that up, there's always a chance to start over.

This blog is part homespun diary, part health, hobby, and travel tips, musings from a mother, and the pursuit of “kefi” from someone who’s spent much of her life “doing” and is now discovering the joy of simply…. being. You may ask, what is kefi? Well short answer is (to borrow a French Phrase) “joie de vivre” - joy, satisfaction, fulfillment. What Brene Brown may call living whole heartedly. I expect to share many kefi producing moments and reflections in this blog, and invite others to do the same. The world can always use just a bit more brightness.

Why am I writing this? Being somewhat of a “thinker”, this is my way of getting my thoughts out - because past experience has shown me that being pensive has sometimes gotten me in a rut. On the other hand being thoughtful, looking outward from within, has gotten me out of that rut. So with this blog I hope to shed light on thoughts, ideas, practices, opportunities and knowledge that uplift, enlighten and serve others in their daily lives... because the world is full enough of the stuff that tears us down! In its best case scenario, it’s the cornerstone of a virtual community, people helping people not just to get by, but to find ways to thrive. And if nothing else, I’ll get thoughts out of my mind space into the cyber space and maybe, just maybe, it’ll spread a ray of light somewhere.

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