Thursday, March 8, 2012


this morning i deactivated my facebook account.  oh, it is wonderful!

friends emailed me inquiring the prompt behind my decision... and to this i can only say...

i am tired.

as many of us are...  just tired.

technology and (mis)communication overload.

i've known this to be true for quite sometime now, but have only recently found the courage to act on my needs.  i guess, i never wanted to slight anyone.

i didn't want to miss saying happy birthday (facebook is good at reminders, i'll give it that!)

... or maybe i would offend by not commenting on a friend's new baby...

silly??  yes, i know.

and....  in the process of people pleasing... i have slighted myself.


i am pulling back.

almost every morning, since her first day of kindergarten, my daughter and i recite this Shel Silverstein poem...  i have only now taken his words into my heart and acted on them...


There is a voice inside of you
That whispers all day long,
“I feel that this is right for me,
I know that this is wrong.”
No teacher, preacher, parent, friend
Or wise man can decide
What’s right for you - just listen to
The voice that speaks inside.
-Shel Silverstein pg. 38 Falling Up

Sunday, November 20, 2011


i am taking a week off to enjoy my family and reflect on all the miracles in this blessed life!

therefore, email communication will be delayed...

may you enjoy a peace-filled, love-filled, cozy thanksgiving!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011


finding myself in a lighter space tonight... and reminded of this mantra that i have posted on my inspiration board...

Make today a breeze not a battle.

Never fight.  Nothing is worth fighting for.  Wisdom never fights, it waits patiently, speaks positively, releases easily, sees benefit in everything and envisions a future of abundance knowing that all needs will be met at the right moment, in the right way.  If you think life is a struggle you will always be struggling.  If you think life is a breeze, your attitude and actions will convey lightness and easiness.  And that's what attracts everything you need, and much more.

Make today a breeze not a battle.

peace to all, life to all, love to all..
xoxo jen

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


at my dining table this morning...

the day felt so delicate.

sunlight streamed through the windows.... forks clanking against plates as they rush to finish breakfast and head off into their day...

... and i am stuck in the moment.

focusing on bubbles and light and petals and pollen...

wanting to freeze time...

fear crept in...

knowing how blessed this life is.  my life.  so full and precious.

"this is too wonderful.." i think to myself.

and then i read this... and thought... "hell yes."  love how rumi puts it all in perspective.

let the lover be disgraceful, crazy, absentminded. 
someone sober will worry about things going badly.
let the lover be.
- rumi

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


ethan vlah 
this is ethan.. he is one of my all time favorite people in the world - and i am lucky to be related to such an amazing talent.

a musical genius, although i imagine he would argue with me about giving him that title...

a beautiful man... body, mind & soul.
a natural and gifted teacher.  he reaches the masses through his mind blowing ability to translate the complexities of what is to be a human being through his hands. the music this one creates with his tablas is pure, ancient, and soul healing.

ethan is the percussionist of austin based trio - atlas maior.  austin friends... you gotta check. them. out.

you can find atlas maior on facebook, you tube, and on their website.

do what you love... give love,

Sunday, September 18, 2011


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this beautiful lady is my new friend jess...  when i saw this quote over on pinterest this morning, i knew i needed to combine this image with those words..

if anyone knows the author, please share... i would love to give credit to these beautiful words that resonated so deeply with me.

happiest sunday to you.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


this might just be my favorite song ever...  ok, probably not ever.. but at least favorite of this fall.. check out m83's song: raconte moi une histoire