Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Grounded, originally uploaded by Jennifer Belthoff.

live bodly, laugh loudly, love truly.
play as often as you can.
work as smart as you are able
share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
as you awaken
may your dreams
greet you by name and
may you answer, "yes."
as you walk may all of your angels
gather at your shoulders and
may you confidently know
they stand with you.
as you rest
may all of your endeavors
know contentment and peace.

~ mary anne radmacher

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

a little space

I created a little space

Which celebrates pieces of me and gives me the moment to stop and reflect as well

A space to light candles for my dreams

And be inspired by how brave I am

Monday, October 26, 2009


courage doesn't always roar.  sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'i will try again tomorrow'
~ mary anne radmacher

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Moment in time

Ramapo Reservation, NJ

Sitting close to you
A smile forms on my face
Calmness washes over me
I listen to the sound of your voice
and soak in the beautiful view
For a brief moment in time
beauty surrounds me
But it is shadowed by the truth
The truth of knowing 
that this is a brief encounter
However beautiful and rare it may feel
It will end shortly
A wave of emotions is stirring inside me
Happiness and sadness competing with one another
Neither feeling wins
It is simply a constant battle
Tugging at the heart

Friday, October 23, 2009

Ramapo Reservation, New Jersey

It may be only for a brief moment
but in that moment beauty surrounds me
and takes me in
It is the kind of moment you wish would never end

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Stunning Souls

Manzanita, Oregon

Stunning souls pulled together by the tides pull
Gathering along side the ocean
Bringing with them their own experiences
Bringing with them their own wisdom
Bringing with them an open heart
All different forms of beauty standing strong in one solitary group
Supporting one another
Laughing with one another
Loving one another
A calling deep inside of each of these stunning souls
They knew they had to be their
Present in the moment
Unearthing their best self
Beauty, joy, and happiness radiate from these stunning souls
So brightly, so beautiful
Filled with magic
Stunning souls please know that someone is holding the space for you
Ready to reach out with a hug
Remember how brave you are
and how liberating it is to just go for it
Your journey may be long
but you are never alone
Breathe deeply
Breathe deeply
Soak it all in

Monday, October 19, 2009

Oregon Coast

Manzanita, Oregon

Back in New Jersey after spending some incredible days on the Oregon coast at the Be Present Retreat.  It was incredible.  Days filled with hugs, laughter, raw honesty, creating, and moments of seeing how brave I truly am.  I met so many beautiful and inspiring souls that my heart is swelling with happiness.  I feel full inside and my cheeks hurt a bit from smiling so much.    

Sunday, October 11, 2009

"If you don't give yourself credit for all that's good in your life, how can you expect yourself to create more? "

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


Your eyes so blue
Tell stories of a thousand journey's
So peaceful
So calm
A look of kindness
That everything will be alright
Those eyes are filled with hope
Filled with dreams
Filled with passion
After enduring so much pain
Your eyes feel like love
Are those eyes of angels
I am looking at?
Were you sent to guide me?
To show me the light?
Eyes of love
Do not
stop looking.

Saturday, October 03, 2009

central park friend, nyc

"When you do not know what to do next,
sometimes it is because you have already
done more than you give yourself credit for "

one for the road

self portrait, point pleasant NJ

Here is one for the road
When you feel you cannot keep going
but must press on
When the wind is pushing you back
and you do not feel like you are getting ahead

Here is one to make you smile
Give you encouragement
help you along
When you are down and blue
this one is for you

Here is one to let you know
That someone is always there
You are not alone in this
Even when the journey seems endless
Good thing will come around the corner

Here is one for the road
For you to fold up and put in your pocket
To take out and look at when you need to
To remind you that
You are loved and you are cherished