happy? new year


after all of that intention setting, self realization and the want for happiness i realized something. i'm a little scared to loose the happiness i've cultivated. i hold on to so much expectation. in result of that the moment i'm in is lost because my thoughts are free radical. i'd like to say i focus inwards mainly, but a lot of it happens externally and that is all done because i see what i want in situations, people, places in time versus how am i contributing to situations, communicating to people that are a part of my life and the places i am in. it's interesting how we have our "expectations" and what our true reality is.

raw acai cashew, cacao coconut, spicy sesame and nutmeg cinnamon truffles.

life isn't easy, but no one said it would be. i have so much faith in the idea that our happiness is governed by choice. we choose the people we surround ourselves with. we choose the food we eat. we choose the jobs we go to everyday. no one put us here except ourselves. there are a few exceptions when nature unpredictably gives us something to deal with, but it's always our choice to adapt and move forward. thats life. sometimes its good sometimes it's bad, but finding yourself in the middle of it is what makes our lives so beautiful.

speer bike path

two days ago it snowed in colorado. although i'm not a big fan of snow, it has been really pretty to walk in and get cozy indoors. snow is a sign of opportunity so it's funny how it coincided with the new year approaching. i cried all night to be honest with you guys, but it was only because i released something that i was holding on to. recognizing your emotions is the first step to the healthier you. in 2011's quest for the better version of myself it's also my intention to find stillness and the genuine 100% authentic me.

"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us."

- Nelson Mandela


  1. You are going to do amazing things. This is just the beginning of amazing lessons. Keep up the great work (beautiful photos, terrific sharing!). Well done.

  2. I love to read your wise words. They truly give me some serious thinking. Thank you!

  3. You won't lose any happiness because you live in the now, the happiness is within you and always will be.

  4. @ ms. adventuress. thank you so much that means so much to me. you are so kind. =) i hope you are having a good new year.

    @ sol, i really appreciate that i really feel honored to have people reading my blog ;) happy new year

    @ eka, thanks you are equally in the knowing. i needed to hear that :)

  5. so true. we choose to fear and dwell, when the choice to love and accept and let go is also an option. may we choose with our hearts and let love light the path.=)

    and beautiful photos, as always!;)

  6. @ kelli, more good words i needed to hear. thank you i hope you have a great year. ;)

  7. YOU are wonderful. And I thank you for your kind words. (Makes me smile!) What you're doing matters. It really, really matters. Always know that. :o)

    (And thank you so much for your lovely comments about the Tree of Life post. More to come...!)

  8. i really enjoyed this post: honest + inspiring. happy 2011 :)

    xo Alison

  9. @ ms. adventuress, you are to kind. and i take your words to heart. can't wait to read more =)

    @ thenextarrow, i'm glad you enjoyed it, i hope your year is healthy and awesome. thanks for reading.

  10. (What a wonderful conversation you and Piper had! Love is all around us, swirling, I believe...we get to allow it to be...to soak in...and smile...)