8 Steps for Choosing Happiness and Living the Life You Deserve

8 Steps for Choosing Happiness and Living the Life You Deserve

My Instagram and email inboxes often fill with messages from women about how they are stuck in bad relationships or how my posts give them hope for change in their own lives.  Honestly though, Happiness is a choice.  You can take action and choose to work to get what you deserve, or you can settle and stay stuck in those situations. ...
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Plastic Free Living with Children

Plastic Free Living with Children

It seems a little daunting. How can we be as plastic free as possible and eco friendly with small children?  Well, when I see the reality of how plastic is obliterating our environment, I think about how my children will have to deal with it if we don't do something about it now.  And then it helps me change my habits because I...
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Pregnancy and Belly Henna Tattoo Blessings

Pregnancy and Belly Henna Tattoo Blessings

  I have been practicing henna since I was 15 years old.  That was 20 years ago!!  It is one of my favorite thanks to do and I have a side business called Mothersun Henna.  Now that I am a mama and most of my friends and colleagues are having babies, I mostly do pregnancy henna jobs.  Normally, I get hired to henna a belly for a Blessing Way or...
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Losing a Friend in a Mass Shooting

Losing a Friend in a Mass Shooting

I will never forget the moment that I found out Marky had been shot down in the Thousand Oaks shooting.  My husband John had just gotten home from Sea. Thousand Oaks is his hometown and I was worried he may have lost someone. We turned on the news. Eleven victims. Five minutes before the news ended, they announced a 12th victim. An...
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Courtney Arnall for Mothersun and the Captain

Courtney Arnall for Mothersun and the Captain

The Sisterhood of the Sun is a commUnity of women, gathered virtually, physically and cosmically to embrace the ever shifting experience of being a woman this day in age. We keep our faces and our hearts toward the light, and in doing so, hold space for each other to SHINE!   As Mothersun continues to grow, and reach all the corners ...
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#ForMaverick :  A Story About Infant Loss and How Mother is Healing

#ForMaverick : A Story About Infant Loss and How Mother is Healing

Last year, I watched my friend grieve the greatest loss of her life as she said Good-bye to her angel baby Maverick.  It was literally a year ago when this happened.  This week on October 15, the world talked about Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Day  I think that the timing is now for my friend's Story to be published.  Tiare Barels, my s...
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