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Let the revolution begin (or it's never about you)...

Let the revolution begin (or it’s never about you)…

“If I teach you nothing else- wait, I lie, I want to teach you other things, too, but this is a really important thing I want you to learn from your time in this class: When someone critiques your physicality, it is never about you.   It’s about him or her– about something they have going on […]

Random Bits

Random Bits

So, some bits for you… 1.  For months, Happy has been talking about Fuffin whenever we bring up preschool.  Who the heck is Fuffin, we wondered.  We looked at the class roster.  No Fuffins, Puffins, Ruffins, nothing close to Fuffin at all.  Maybe he has an imaginary friend at school, ireasoned, although the thought of […]

the very first moment

the very first moment

This week’s this moment comes early and with words… Two year ago today, this… and, just like that, everything changed, magnified, made sense.  As we celebrate our little family today, I am sending good wishes up for each of your families.  For all of us, may the love that surrounds our families always be fueled by […]

photo by Jill E. Williams

We’re here ON purpose

So a friend of mine, the same smart friend who is asking herself about how she triumphed each day, recently made this observation: “One had only spend a day admiring the beauty of a sandy beach or snow-capped mountain vista or the elegance of a stalking panther or the simplistic engineering genius of an amoeba […]

Questioning yourself

Questioning yourself

When I revealed my word for the year last week, a friend of mine shared this thought… “2011 promises to be a difficult one for me, but hopefully in the end it will be triumphant. And, as I typed that word, I realized that is the word I want to hold on to this year. […]

this moment

this moment

  A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

I See Me!

I See Me!

In college, a friend said to me that I would be so exotic-looking if I just had different colored eyes.  What I heard in that moment was that I wasn’t different enough to be interesting, just different enough not to be considered.  At that point, the way I looked was uncommon- there weren’t girls who […]

Isha's 2011 Vision Board

More visions of visions

Last week, I revealed my vision board for 2011.  And, today, I have the honor of sharing some vision boards with you from friends around the country.  Have you made a 2011 vision board?  Post it on my Facebook page or email it to me at hijasamericanas@gmail.com.

Pour Some Sugar In Me

Pour Some Sugar In Me

So there is a side-effect to going off the sauce.  Sauce, you say.  What sauce?  If you missed my sauce abandoning post last week, check it out here.    Now, back to the side effect.  For the last two weeks, I have been on a sugar binge of unimaginable proportions.  For perspective, here was my […]

What's in a word?

What’s in a word?

COMMITMENT. TEACHER. DEEPER. BALANCE. DISCIPLINE. PATIENCE. GROUNDED. CREATE. HOPEFUL. COMMUNICATE. JUMP These are some of the words I’ve heard people choose for their year.  As for me, I’ve been trying to decide between two words: Create and Expansiveness.   For some tie breaking help, I checked out the dictionary (could I be any more of a word […]