Finding Happiness On A Milestone Birthday


So many incredible things are happening in my life right now, and I am sure this will be my best year yet! Right now, I am taking stock of all the amazing things I have been fortunate enough to do in this lifetime so far.

Finding Happiness Through Letting Go of An Old Dream


Ten years ago, I had one big dream, bigger than all the others. It is why I spent $52,000 on earning my Master of Public Administration degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.

Finding Happiness Through Being a Fun Fearless Female


Just over five years ago, I spotted an ad on Craigslist – San Francisco for a “fun, fearless female writer” and I knew I was the woman they were looking for! I immediately applied on the spot to be a blogger for 8womendream – and the rest, as they say, is history!

Finding Happiness Through Designing My Life


Many years ago, I decided that I wanted a flexible lifestyle, in which I could choose my own work hours, pick projects that excite me, and allow plenty of time for self-care, adventures and fun. I embarked on the journey of being self-employed part-time back in January 2000, and went full-time right after 9/11 back in 2001.

Starting Over at Midlife

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A Life Planned I had my life all planned out. When I was six-years-old I knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wanted to be a teacher. Twenty years later, that dream came true. I married at nineteen, and began having children at 21. We moved into our first home when […]

Finding Happiness Through Spiritual Inspirational Mentors

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Last Thursday night, I treated myself to a trip to New York City to meet a long-time spiritual inspiration and mentor of mine, Kute Blackson. Sometimes one way of boosting our happiness is to get some fierce inspiration from someone who is all about helping people live their highest and best lives. The event was called […]

Finding Happiness in Being with Children


This past week, I got to spend time with two of the brightest lights in my life: my niece, Luna, five years old and my nephew, Nico, three years old. Last week was all about finding happiness in being with children.