Full Circle

“Not completing something doesn’t negate the work before it…..Energy was not wasted but created.”  A quote by me, Paria Hassouri, that first appeared in the post Fear or Flight, but was repeated by Jake as the opening mantra for his class on September 9th, 2015. Jake came back from Peru in the last week of […]

Built to Last

“And the wind and snow and the rain that blows…..None of those would matter much without you…….And as long as it’s talking to you…..Talk of the weather will do”– song lyrics by band Built To Spill I have a friend, let’s call him Sam, who regularly follows my blog.  Sam is unique in a few […]


The truth*** is….. When my alarm goes off at 5:30 am, I usually mumble some profanities My car permanently smells like sweat…if you don’t like that, you’ll have to get a ride with someone else When my kids were younger, there were many times when I questioned this whole motherhood thing Now that my kids […]

Stage 4

“When you meet the one who changes the way your heart beats, dance with them to that rhythm for as long as the song lasts.”  Kirk Diedrich Let me tell you the story of an amazing woman, couple, family that I know.  My family will be participating in a 5K run/walk that they have organized. […]