Author: Denise Dare

Dreamer...Thinker...Writer...Optimist... Activist...Yogi...Lover...Mommy...Friend... Soulful Lifestyle Mentor to Ambitious Women Craving More Ease + Freedom + Abundance + Love

Reasons to Celebrate

Bird song in the early hours of the day Leaves rustling as the gentle winds invite them to dance Skies blooming blue as the sun warms the earth Peace of mind and ease of heart from giving thanks at the start of each new day Freedom to cultivate stillness Time for sky gazing and being in nature The feeling of… Read more →

Giving thanks for Life

There is an unfathomable timelessness in the ICU. Time slips away without even knowing it’s gone. Like life and the people we love I suppose sometimes, too. Sitting there in the room with beeps unending, with machines attached to this person, this physical being who once stood and walked and moved with ease and grace and such strength. Now unmoving,… Read more →

A Walk is Magic

A walk makes everything better. Really though. Don’t you agree? Have you ever noticed how the simple act of stepping away from whatever is bothering you…the anger, the frustration, the overwhelm, the sadness, the argument, the exhaustion…making the conscious choice to gift yourself a walk will magically change your experience for the better. Sure there are lots of reasons why… Read more →

Take Time with the Transitions

If you’ve ever taken care of children, you know how challenging the transitions can be… Transitioning from play time to meal time. Transitioning from meal time to bath time. Transitioning from bath time to bedtime. Even when you are in tune with their wants and needs, it can still sometimes feel overwhelming for little ones to shift from one thing… Read more →

Solstice Reflections

Happy Winter Solstice! So grateful to honor the end of autumn yesterday with an afternoon walk with my girls, hand in hand to the farmers market together, crunching through the gorgeous red, orange and yellow maple leaves fallen to the earth. Then, I joined fellow mystics to explore astral adventures and jump together into a winter wonderland. Later, we closed the… Read more →

Practice Giving Thanks

The power of gratitude is beyond measure. Truly, gratitude is the foundation of happiness. Appreciation is magic. And when we consciously choose to make giving thanks a daily practice, miracles abound. We’ve all heard that gratitude is essential, that giving thanks is important, but how many of us actually integrate this simple yet profound practice into our daily life experience?… Read more →

Trust the how…

“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ~Roald Dahl   We all have dreams, goals, desires, and visions for how we’d love our lives to be. This forward thinking possibility is one of the… Read more →

Be Delighted

“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” ~e.e. cummings You know how some things in life just don’t look that sparkly at first glance?  Yes, you’ll do them, but it may be out of love for someone else, that you’ll choose to find joy in it. Other things… Read more →

Live in Wonder

“Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.” ~Socrates   Holding space for wonder in our lives in an art and a practice. It comes from staying in awe of the miracle of being alive. It comes from staying connected to the child still delighting within us, the child we once were. It comes from embracing the adventure of living with an open heart, a trusting… Read more →


  Even during the most challenging of times, there is always room for joy, for appreciation, and for celebration. So far 2016 has been filled with massive change and growth for me…maybe for you, too? I’m realizing it’s uber important for us to slow down enough to recognize and honor how far we’ve come.  And to celebrate…even the little things matter. So… Read more →