The Small Magic of Thank You

Recently, I was hanging out with one of my favorites, Krayl Funch. She’s an amazing person AND she’s an amazing home stylist! I know; I’ve seen her work. We were talking about all kinds of things and then she said two words to me: “thank you.” She also said a bunch of other words but […]

The Small Magic of Generosity

My mom, Mama Sandra, has always been one of the most generous people I know, to a fault. She always taught all her kids to be giving and generous and not to make it all about us or to hoard our gifts from others. Sometimes, she did this to the degree that I thought was […]

Dame Un Besito

For the longest time, when I was a kid, I thought my grandmother’s name was “Sito.” Every time she’d see me, she’d throw her arms wide open and say “Dame un besito!” I thought that meant come to Sito and for years I called her that. It actually means “give me a kiss!” Grandma was […]

Transcend the Bullshit

I have a shirt with that phrase on it and it couldn’t be more appropriate for what has transpired in my world in the last week. But let’s back up and talk a little bit about said bullshit, yes? I LOVE, I mean LOVE, when my friends do well and succeed. It’s a win for […]

Nana and the Small Magic of Just Being Yourself

My Nana was the original character. She would have the entire family over for Sunday lunch and make enough food for five Sunday lunches. Imagine getting off the elevator in her apartment building and smelling the aroma of sauce and meatballs all the way down at the end of the hall. Opening the door and […]

SMALL MAGIC and Unconditional Love

Something my mom taught all of us kids (she has four girls and two boys) at a very early age was the small magic of unconditional love. Now, let’s define with that means in our family. That doesn’t mean that we don’t get scolded, sent to our rooms or spanked with a paddle from a paddleball […]

SMALL MAGIC and Authenticity

Remember last time I introduced you to the original small magician, my mom, Mama Sandra. I know that she’s the person who taught me so many lessons and molded me into the person I am today AND I promised to share those small magic lessons with you. As mentioned before, my mom came from the […]

Don’t Believe The Hype

… Or don’t get seduced by attention. Last week, I talked about being on a roller coaster (still on it and screaming like a little girl the whole way) AND learning to embrace it. The parts of the roller coaster ride but I really do enjoy are the swings back up and get a get […]

The Practice of Small Magic

If you’ve been following my “small magic” journey, you know performing it requires no equipment, special training or preparation. It does, however, take PRACTICE. There are plenty of days I wake up on the wrong side of the bed or something distracts me or derails my day right from the time I wake up. Why? […]