08 April 2013

hello monday: dreams don't work unless you do.

Hello to happy rainy Monday things such as star fruit, (I'm in love with a new grocery store about 5 minutes away from our new place; tons of organic options and they are open until midnight every single day. Score and a half!) The Muppets soundtrack, organic peach white tea, and cozy library trips.

Hello to big opportunities for us and gLockets. And long, long, long hours for everyone involved in this adventure and being a part of a team and pushing yourself beyond what you think you can do. 
...because dreams don't work unless you do. It is true. It has never been more pertinent to me than it is now.

That quote has been rolling around in my head often these days. My mantra when I simply want to stop all this running around and willing my body to work with me because there is beautiful stuff on the horizon. There is a radiating light at the end of this crazy tunnel we have been racing in for years now. 

Hello to my fabulous sister in law publishing her very first book, This Morning I Woke Up Dead. Mindy is attacking her dreams with a fierce passion. It is outrageously motivating and inspiring to witness all of this incredible stuff coming her way, because of her tenacity. Go check out her book and I promise you, it will be time well spent. :) Her blog detailing her book promoting adventures is here and she has a facebook page so you can keep up with her book signings and when she will be on TV next! I'm really so excited for her! 

Hello to some life and health wisdom found in the most unlikely of places. Last week or so I listened to a John Mayer interview in which he talked about his recent medical obstacles with his voice and throat. It hit me in a way I wasn't expecting, with a force and clarity that was welcome and much needed. He basically said he didn't want to react with anger. He wanted to be extremely zen about it and approach it with an air of, what is required of me? I love that. I said to myself, "Self, you are required to take rat poison that makes you feel like you are going through chemotherapy. You are required to tolerate it. Get over it. Pick yourself up. Let's move on with life." Ahaha. No, really, I did. 

Hello to April showers at the duck pond and skipping up steps. An act that was oh so simple to her, and yet had me on the brink of tears because she's strong, she's determined, she's playful and she's healthy. And pouring every last ounce of love I have into raising her is a privilege indeed. We are immeasurably lucky she is healthy. I remind myself to never let that go unnoticed. 

Hello to educating people about Cystinosis in fresh ways to reach new audiences. I am so very thrilled Cystinosis, the Cystinosis Research Network (of which I am thrilled to be on the board of directors) and my friends Jen and Kacy will be featured on a segment on Lifetime's series Balancing Act. You can watch the video here and it will air tomorrow morning at 7 AM ET. Everyone involved did a tremendous job and I love that the information is in an easy to understand manner, while presenting the urgent need we have for fundraising and research at the same time.

Hello to what I consider to be a perfect spring mix to accompany the upcoming rainy days, sunshine filled afternoons while everything is decked out in florals and stripes. My spotify little darling (it's been a long cold lonely winter) playlist. 

What musical gems are on your spring playlist? I would love to hear! I'm always on the hunt for stunning ear candy. :)

Linking up with Lisa Leonard.


  1. What a great quote and such a positive post! I have no new music on my spring playlist; ever since my daughter could sit in the passenger seat I have no control over the radio! Visiting from SITS.

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