… always something happening at the Library Kitchen & Bar… xo… if you don’t want to cook on Thanksgiving or Christmas, here’s your best option…
… so happy to be back home with #Mac (I loved this photo so much from the babysitters, I’ve made it my iPhone wallpaper)… xo
Facebook memories catch me off guard sometimes… 4 years ago today I was happily kicking around Charleston SC and bought my wedding dress… for a wedding that would never happen. A lot has changed since then…
(1) I realized today it doesn’t hurt my heart anymore to look at these photos of wedding dress shopping. And, (2) as some of you know, the dress has found a new purpose traveling the globe this year, in helping me to encourage other women via public speaking & workshops in their own #healing and facing painful truths. #forgiveness Happy Monday, ladies… love you lots! xo
… big love to the amazing professionals & employees at @ClevelandClinic for embracing all the the same things I love: art, music, animals & wellness!
… thank you, Cleveland… grateful for a successful, productive & happy day and re-connecting with an old friend… xo
… scotch lovers take note: stock up now, as scotch prices will soon increase when European tariffs are implemented… we will see significant price increases… ;-) … that concludes my public service announcement…
… love this blonde boy, my nephew Leo… happy to finish the exciting manuscript for his very own children’s book this weekend… xo
… what more perfect a way to wrap up a busy week of giving a talk in Manchester UK (and more) then with celebrating a friend’s new home on Lake Toxaway with brilliant people & good food!
… the one other person in the gym this morning has apparently chosen Barbra Streisand to be our workout music… #someonepleasehelp
… enjoyed spending the afternoon with these fun fellow foodies, exploring the best of downtown Brevard eateries and beer & wine! :-)
… researching children’s books today at the Transylvania County Library for our own children’s book series featuring this little sweetie… xo #sweetLeo
… God bless the friend who says, “you’re on” when I say, “don’t pay $100 for a haircut, I’ll cut it myself, I’ll learn how to do it on YouTube”… :-)
… happy Sunday to you, xo… the leaves are turning & fall is settling in… long days of cooking, long days of writing & home…
… open your heart today and tell that one person you miss them… you know which one… the one that first came to mind when you read this… may your heart break open, miracles follow and the week ahead be beautiful after doing so… xo
… sweet speaker gifts, thank you!… such a wonderful time speaking to this amazing group of women today about life resets… xo…
… receiving a mentoring session in “Politics 101” by my sweet friend, Eve… this is my view as I absorb it all… :-)
… be sure to stop by this adorable store: “Poplar & Ash” in downtown Brevard (22 W. Jordan St.)… #cutethings
… followed by burgers & wine (not beer) at Lake Toxaway Country Club on the deck watching the fog roll in… #happyplace… xo
… at Wine Down agreeing to seriously consider a new endeavor, something I NEVER envisioned for myself… :-)
… and, that’s a wrap… preparing to board a plane home to the U. S…. goodbye, sweet Rio, I love you more than ever… now, home to Brevard! xo
Thank you, Rio… I am proud to say you shaped the person I am. Some memorable moments from this trip: (1) being able to show my son @mattasharpsteen where I grew up, (2) seeing the look on his face the first time he saw me speaking Portuguese, (3) being reunited with my Brazilian family (including my Brazilian sister @araripesonia, @felipe.araripee, @bellas_photos, @pattyoliveiraa, @julia_souto, @angela_araripesouto, @joao.araripe… I love you all so much! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ … and my NEW family members including @mackeduardo, @tataicosta and the amazing team of women at @fundoelas! – I look forward to helping you continue to change the world and help women!, and (4) visiting my old school, Escola Americana do Rio @earj.official (despite the twinges of heartache from remembering all the fun times with my sweet best friend Wendy Morris – makes me cry typing this remembering all the times we shared together…. I miss her and sound of her sweet laugh). My heart is full heading back to the states… I send love to you all, the rest of my family. Don’t doubt for a minute that I love each of you and am here for you. Love is an open door always. xoxo — at Aeroporto Internacional do Rio de Janeiro Galeao.