Throwback Post: Thankful for Patience


November 27 2012:

Today I am thankful for patience and that somehow it surfaces in me when I need it most. I’m grateful that I can have a “down” day, when all seems so heavy, and wake up the next day vital, fresh and renewed with the knowing that all is as it should be knowing that “every little thing’s gonna be alright …. ” Big warm hugs y’all!! – Camilla

The Power of EMDR Therapy

April 15 2023

Let’s talk about EMDR therapy. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy.

I’m working with a therapist to help with the remnants of what I wasn’t able to fully move through during my nearly 10 year spiritual deep dive. Many of you know the time period I’m talking about. Much of it is in my 2nd book.

Currently having my mind blown with the power of EMDR therapy. I have much and deep childhood and teen trauma. We are at age 9 years old currently.

With this therapy, getting the iron deficiency anemia and pernicious anemia, and the gut issues under control, and the neurodivergent adult group I’ve been a part of the past couple of months, (and one other blowing my mind tidbit – 😉), I feel more alive, bright, and joyful than I have in many years.

I feel things lifting, shifting, and I’m making my way to having a kick ass second half of my life. Here I go dancing, walking, and strutting my way into exciting times! 💋❤️💐❤️💋

Throwback Post: You Have Everything Within You


December 19 2012:

A friend said to me once, “You have everything within you to be fulfilled and to have HappYness. It is within you. Being fulfilled and happy has nothing to do with outside circumstances or other people. Go within to find it.” Trust me y’all, I know this is hard work. But it is so worth it to reap the rewards of being peaceful and content no matter what is happening outside of you. Big ole warm hugs!

**March 5 2023 Update** – Cringe! I started not to even post this. (I’ve got 37 pages of draft posts to get through, and I come across cringe worthy stuff!) But I wanted to save the reminder of where I was, how I got there, and where I am now. 

Throwback Post: Warm Blanket of Love and Memories


November 27 2014:

This morning I woke to a strong, warm blanket of love and memories.

Thoughts and visions of childhood Thanksgivings. The love, laughter, silliness, and craziness. Love shared with cousins, aunts, uncles, grandparents. And then came a wave of memories of old friendships and special moments; including moments where I’ve not been at my best and asking for forgiveness. It was so very special and filled my heart with love.

I am thankful for this. May your hearts be open to give and receive unconditional, compassionate love today … xoxo

(Camilla – 2014 – Washoe Lake)

Throwback Post: Fallen Leaf Lake – Refilling My Cup


January 19 2013:

Fallen Leaf Lake … Refilling my cup …. Words cannot even describe y’all!! Pure Bliss …. Made my eyes sweat …

Truly did make my eyes sweat. Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe gave me something to share with y’all!! What a gift nature and getting away to refuel is!!!!

Here ya go … The Gift from Fallen Leaf Lake …

The Gift from Fallen Leaf Lake

Throwback Post: Fun and Interesting and Inspiring – D iz for Different


July 27 2012:

“I really enjoyed your book Camilla. Fun, interesting, inspiring and heartwarming. Lillian and Thomas are very lucky to have you for their Mom. We are traveling to Lake Powell today, I started your book at 11:30. There were a few stops but finished it in 5 hours. Are you working on book 2? Haha. Hopefully one day I’ll get to meet you and your kids. Great job!!” – Beverly Romano Warford

Resin Plank Workshop – Camilla

January 23 2022

I finally treated myself this afternoon to an art workshop. This has been on my radar for a couple of years. Resin plank workshop this afternoon at Copper Cat Studio. Thanks Katie and Donna!

Loved every minute of it! Before and after the resin pour. This particular workshop spoke to me as these are recycled planks, via a fence that blew down in the harsh winds we get. I made Team TLC birch trees. 💙💚💙💚💙💚

This is my kind of art. I love using recycled items, and love improvising.

Throwback Post: Parent to Parent


August 15 2015:

It’s finally here! Today’s the day I get to facilitate the Parent to Parent Support Volunteers training sponsored by Family TIES of Nevada. Participants are parents of children with special healthcare needs or disabilities who want to provide emotional support and information to parents who have a child with the same or similar condition and are in need of support. We have an absolutely beautiful and perfect location for the training and a GREAT group of parents (including one dad!! YAY!!) I’m so excited! Gonna be fun and inspiring!! xoxo

What an amazing, fill me up day!!! Just got home from facilitating the Parent to Parent Support Volunteers training. Doing this was absolutely in line with my inner ding! Glad I answered when Melanie Kauffman rang that bell! I thoroughly enjoyed myself and have so much respect for the amazing parents who volunteered their Saturday to learn how to be and sign up to be a support parent. xoxoxo

Did Someone Say Big Hair

November 27 2021

Did someone say BIG hair and black eyeliner?

Found these wild gems while going through the piles of old photos, taken 1992. I’m thankful I finally laid the black eye liner to rest. RIP black eyeliner! 😂🤣😂

After seeing these, Thomas commented that I sure wear my hair boring now. I guess you could say that I’m all around quite boring these days compared to back then. Wild hair = Wild child … I guess??!! 😁😁😁