I ❤ MY HEART One way to appreciate the heart is to learn how to reboot it when it stops beating. Your heart will beat countless times to keep blood flowing through your body. Ther cardiovascular system is a marvel of engineering. A river of life runs through you. Thank your heart today. Smile with your heart.
I 💚 FARMER'S MARKETS and I can't lie. Met the good folks from @freshfarmdc today and put a tattoo near my heart to show there's no shame in the zesty enjoyment of this earth's bounty! Much gratitude to the beautiful people who grow my food and those who bring them to our neighborhoods!
YOU ARE ALL RIVERS A year ago I climbed a mountain. This year I moved mountains. Four years ago you crossed the bridge, mami, and returned to the river, the waters that brought you here, that brought me here. Our wombs make word flesh, our hearts write the story of ever- flowing love. Forty-six petals in the Potomac float out to sea today. I counted each one: your daughter had lived forty-six years the day you took your last breath. The miracle of this morning: a rose bush on the shores of this river of swans, mother and daughter forever bound by love, our bodies separated by clocks of days. You had dreamed of me on the shores of an island far away, and now I am here. I thank you, mami, for bearing me this gift of being human.
WILD Miami expat on the loose again among the sunflowers! Top from my favorite Georgetown boutique @lilithefirst_boutique. 🌻🌻🌻 I treated myself to this gorgeous garment after I had that c almost-scare earlier this year. I hesitated to wear it, but today I said f it. I told a new friend two days ago what a different tune I'd be singing if that diagnosis had been positive. My conversation with him reminded me that I've been brave, but I can go even further. Right? Every day, we can blossom a little more while staying rooted in the moment. 🌻🌻🌻 But back to the girl talk -- I want to thank owner Ifat Pridan not only for her beautiful taste in clothes, but also for her vibrant energy. D.C. is full of shop owners who I just want to say hi to when I'm in the neighborhood--makes the heart feel welcome. Small town love with international flair! I count Ifat as one of my inspirations here of a woman-owned business.
Love is not found, it's harvested.
HOWDY SUNSHINE! This week's edition of #hotfarmersofDC is missing a few teeth but we adore him for all the abundance he brings from the good earth! @freshfarmdc Dupont's cup runneth over in juicy summer harvest. 💚💛💚
🧡💛🧡 🦒 THE FUNNEST ALIGNMENT! That moment when you start with an intention called #heartcenteredmedia and the universe puts folks like author and educator Karen Gross in your path! Lady Lucy is an intrepid character from Karen's children's book series and in Laugh Giraffe, she sets out on adventure with a dragon and a unicorn to find giraffe. Karen is holding an auction to support literacy and help endangered giraffes. Check it out and kindly share: the book is great for kids to warm-up their reading muscles and prep for show-and-tell! I don't know about you, but the kid in me totally wants to make goofy giraffe! Learn more and see a longer version of the video at https://youtu.be/kMIOsnh7IjE 🦒 🧡💛🧡
Nothin' much, just a fun day at work ...🧡💛🧡
WILD CUBAN seen in the sunflower fields of DC!