Author Archives: Erika

joy

After Ecstasy…

There is a great quote by Buddhist Jack Kornfield that goes, “After ecstasy, the laundry.” I am reminded of it now because we are just coming off of an amazing weekend at the wedding of my husband’s brother and his wonderful new bride. (Congratulations, Michael and Jenny! You two were beautiful.) Weddings are always special,more →

blessings

On 42

I turn 42 tomorrow. Birthdays are always reflective, at least once you pass a certain age, and mine is made more so by the fact that this birthday will be sandwiched by a funeral on one side and a wedding on the other side (and a black eye in the middle.) On one hand, atmore →

not worthy

I’m Not Worthy!

Chaos. Madness. Destruction. Doom and Gloom. These were the swirling thoughts and emotions that plagued my middle-of-the-night sleeplessness the other night, inexplicably tossing me from bad thought to bad thought, leaving me convinced of the utter unworthiness of every.single.thing.I.do. Okay, maybe it wasn’t that bad. But it sure felt pretty dismal in the dark hoursmore →

music

Got The Music In You?

My three-year-old son Dylan has recently taken quite a liking to the Alicia Keys’ song “Girl On Fire” and as such it is not uncommon for us to be in a store and hear him suddenly belt out at the top of his lungs: “This girl is on FIRE!!!!” Another of my favorites in hismore →

rocks

Love Is A Verb

When I love you, it’s really easy to love you. But when you do things that make me not love you, well than it’s really hard to love you. I mean, obviously. List the people in your life for whom that sentiment rings true from time to time—a partner, a co-worker, a child, a friend.more →