I say it to my students. I say it to my children. I say it, mostly, to myself.  There are no shortage of trials in life. How we choose to approach them, though, makes all the difference.

Before anything, we are moms. We care immensely about our families, our communities, our future, and all people; health, wellness, art, peace, liberty and happiness.

We were raised to work hard; to value quality; to rise to challenges; to exude kindness and compassion and empathy towards all living things; to respect and love nature, and one another.

Everything we make draws from lessons passed through the generations - the hands of our mothers, our grandmothers - blended with our own acquired knowledge and carried forth as we create.