Mornings are hard. I get it. And to get our "Me Time" in the morning? Why, that's nearly impossible! We've all heard great ideas and read great articles on how to make mornings easier. But you know, these theories and advice are all great...until it comes time to put it into practice. This week my
It's the same every Monday. I wake up groggily as my phone reminds me I hit the snooze button 9 minutes ago. Grabbing my glasses and a rubber band from the night stand, I glance over at my sleeping 6 year old. She is nestled snuggly in her fleece blanket and I want nothing more
I want to talk for a moment about a toxic relationship I was in. For a few years now, I’ve been in a relationship with Starbucks. Seduced by its hot morning sandwiches, peppermint mochas, and chai lattes. A morning boost, or an afternoon pick me up, I knew I could count on SB to not
Yes. I realize it's August and not January. And, no, I'm not losing my marbles.... (Or at least I think I haven't just yet. But make this summer last a few weeks longer and ask me again.) In the Tanaka house, August signifies a second chance at a new year. And as much as some
As we hop over the halfway point of the summer of 2017, I realize that this summer has been a lot more busy than I had anticipated. While we had no travel plans this year, the kids did make a wish list of sorts of things they'd like to do and places they'd like to
Dreams. There’s been a lot of talk about dreams lately. Big dreams. Small dreams. Good dreams. God dreams. Dream following. Dream releasing. For many of us, our dreams change along this path of life - maybe because we achieved those dreams, or maybe because the dreams we had as children were a little more far-fetched
I’m sitting in a Starbucks right now. Laptop open. Coffee hot. Listening for the words on my heart. But the words have gone. There are so many things I wish I could say. So many things that I think I HAVE to say. But the words have gone. The world is hurting. The world is
Good Morning. The sun glistening across the ocean waters, skipping over the tips of the waves as they’re pulled in from the horizon. The first morning rays stretch out - reaching across the ocean and grasping for the land beyond. Melodies emerge from the throats of birds, filling the air, calling to the world, “Rise!