I am a mom. I am a life coach. I am a blogger. I carry all three of those titles with me each day and they inform the reader about who I am and what I care most about.
We get just one precious life. There is no instructional booklet or manual to follow to the letter. There are a limited number of do-overs if you make a mistake. There are few rewards for standing on the sidelines watching the time go by. So our best play, given the one life that we have, is to live it fully. Several years ago I underwent emergency, life-saving open heart surgery. Facing the prospect of potentially no longer having any life left to live in my mid-40’s was a moment for me. While I was never one to waste time I was certainly one to complain about it, and spin like a whirling dervish trying to get absolutely everything done, seeing the tidy details of the trees but missing the view of the forest completely.
Post-surgery I realized that my life, and how I felt about it, could be amazing. It SHOULD be amazing. But I needed to let go of my perpetually failing endeavor to force things into my system of order and I had to allow myself to enjoy life as it came my way. To relax and accept the value of each day because each day matters. Don’t get me wrong – time is precious. But it is because time is precious that we should spend it doing what we want, fully and completely – with no regrets.
If there was ever a company or a brand that represents my approach to living it is Blue Okra. The unwavering commitment to creating beautiful products that are good for us and good for the planet is a stunning example of what we can do when we use our time wisely and find the value of a single day and a single action. From top to bottom, Blue Okra spreads a message of valuing our health, the health of our economy, the health of the planet and the dignity of working together for a better tomorrow. Blue Okra is constantly searching for how they can do better, confident in the belief that better exists if we put forth our best efforts.
I am delighted and so honored to have the opportunity to bring my love for research and writing to the Blue Okra community. I hope you will enjoy the reads and maybe even learn a little something along the way. I hope that your repeated visits to the Blue Okra site signal a personal desire to stay connected to a thoughtful brand, in every sense of the word.