Last week we spread my father's ashes in the San Francisco Bay, finally laying him to rest where he wanted. Though he passed in January, we wanted to wait for good weather and for a time where his immediate family could all be together to say final goodbyes. Unlike many funeral services, this simple ceremony was not marked with much sorrow or grief, rather it was a time of reflection and a celebration of his life, as well as an opportunity to assemble as a family to share stories about him, but also about each other, and the effect he had on each of our lives. For me, it was very fitting that we were out on the Bay and I could see the former site of the Exploratorium, a place he took us to often to further my interest in science and technology. It was also fitting because he loved nature and birdwatching - and we did see some rare seabirds out there. Now he is again one with nature.
Here is the tribute I wrote upon his passing in Jan '19:
RIP Dad. He was a good man. An Army #Veteran with a Masters in Biology from #Stanford , he chose to be a career high school science and biology #teacher (now you know where I get my love of science and tech), rather than go into industry. He had just turned 79 a couple months ago, and had been living, no - thriving - with partial paralysis on his left side and other complications from MS for 20+ years, being an inspiration of #tenacity and #positiveness for us all. He did more for the metaphorical spotted owl with his avid bird watching and Audubon Society involvement than most activists. He served his country not only as an #army#vet , but also by being forced to live in the Japanese "internment" camps for 4 years as a child during WWII (see US Presidential #ExecutiveOrder9066#EO9066 and still voluntarily joined the army after. He will be missed. This picture is from a birthday lunch just a couple months ago. He drove to my house and walked in the restaurant (with a cane) even with his debilitating MS! #multiplesclerosis#inspiration#motivation#life
I am enough. .
I recently watched a video of a therapist discussing how much of what we do or don’t do comes back to the concept that we must believe we are enough and that most people suffer from the “disease” of not believing they are enough. A bit cliche, I know, but her research and the results she shared were fascinating. By writing “I am enough” on your bathroom mirror and saying it out loud a few times daily, a lot can change and the changes in her examples were incredible! More career/business success, better health, weight loss, stronger relationships, greater joy, and definitely more confidence. So, why not say it out loud a few times and test it out? Who wants to test this out with me? .
May time be just an essence! An essence of new reality for every long hand clicks to the next second. The beauty of time is actually not age of human form which is still a very beautiful process and expression. It is the malleable field that exist with no time that you are all in and swimming in. This field is not asking, judging, or maintaining the essence of time. It is simply letting you experience time! This a huge realization of ones potential malleable experience.
Because not many will understand the circuits and atoms are pulsating in massive frequency and speed that no human eye can see. Carefully mistaken the experience of this human potential as nothing more than just glimpses of light and the urge to change is dismiss. Because the ego will say, “nothing to see here.”
This mode of reality back to comfort is really the potential realized and listening to this shift is part of your humanness and greater insight why you all chose to live in this human form. Making love and no war within is redundancy in human ears. But yet, wars are always starting in every single click of that long hand on the clock, you call time!
So, time. Enjoy it. Enjoy the secrecy no longer hiding from you while you wait for your life to happen. Time. Time is here to experience in this planet. Make time and love not war within.
Last day of Convention and I have a few minutes to sit down and write to you. First off, let me say how GRATEFUL my heart is to have found my passion! To have stayed the course of the vision I have for my health, my families health, my business, encouraging friends to find bravery through my on personal journey and having a heart for others. I’m a nurse, and had never thought of wellness is the mindset of plants or toxic free options until I learned about YL. I was raised by 2 loving parents that had no support raising myself and my brother. I want to live an unconventional life of time freedom and wellness with my family and inspire others to walk along side me and do the same!!! .
Being here, building community with some inspiring women on my team, laughing until 2 am and walking a million miles... we have known the heart of YL, but to be a witness to truly see the past 25 year journey to where they are today is like no other. Gary and Mary’s tenacity to never quit, stand back up and love people is the life I want to live. So today, I continue my passion. My story. My why. Not just for myself, but for others.... because without love we have nothing ✨ #thesearemyroots#ylconvention2019
The excitement! I spotted my picture book An Amazing Alphabet of Cake out in the wild for the first time today! 🍰 It’s tucked there in the middle of the ABC books in my local Waterstones 👀 It’s taken me a LONG time to get to this point. I stood & stared at it for quite a while 💕 Although stores may not stock the book automatically you can now go in to any Waterstones and request they order a copy for you. Cue excited squeak! : )