The other day I was in the midst of handling a variety of tasks when my lil’ girl came to me and asked me to sit down and read with her. We cuddle up and read together every night before bed and often we start our mornings quietly snuggled under the covers reading together as well. But stopping during the… Read more →
The other day I was chatting with my mama. Not heavily complaining to her, but definitely seeking her counsel and comfort. She’s always been my rock. I wrote to her once that she’s the foundation of love in my life and this is still 100% true. As she offered her wise reflections to my challenges, she reminded me of something… Read more →
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 →
“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 →
“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 →
One of my favorite stories to tell is of how our sweet, sneezy little cat came to find us in the desert. We call him Miles, sometimes desert kitty, and mostly Papa. So many names for this endearing little character who entered our real life story on a June evening back in 2005. At the time, I was pregnant with… Read more →
Hoping these words will inspire you and remind you of what matters most…
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I’d love for you to keep these on your desktop for daily reminders, print them and post them around your space, share them with friends on social media…or any other creative idea you may have to welcome inspiration into your day!
No matter what, continue to be good to you…and let the love flow.
Love & Peace,
About Denise Dare
At the heart of Denise’s vision is co~creating a world where work feels like play, hugs are medicine, and love comes first.
Denise is a home educating Cali mama, writer, mystic, and thought leader, happily featured by Positively Positive, Tiny Buddha, Elephant Journal and other rad places on the interwebs.
When she’s not teaching the art of self love, bold self expression and vibrant alignment, you can find Denise dancing with her daughters in the kitchen, practicing yoga on and off the mat, and walking barefoot on the beach.
Her signature From the Heart sessions inspire visionaries to release the fear and doubt that make life feel hard, so they can reconnect with their inner guidance and experience life with ease with grace.
Discover how to live, love and lead from the heart here.
Confession: I have a hard time not being the best at something right away. I struggle, still, with feeling imperfect, not enough, with comparisinitis, with self doubt. Sometimes I wonder if I should just quit, give up, throw in the towel… I ask myself, does anyone even care? Is anyone really listening? Is this actually helping anyone? And sometimes… Read more →
I shared a beautiful afternoon with my two girls at the beach on New Year’s Day this year. We put our bare feet on the sand, danced and played, laughed and delighted in the brilliance of being alive together. Feeling renewed and reconnected after our day at the beach, I realized how healing it is for me to… Read more →