Santa, Baby…

Slip a sable under the tree for me. Been an awful good girl…

As I reflect back over 2018, I wonder what I do not have that Santa could possibly give me. This year has been one of enormous growth.  Growing pains hurt. They wake you at night, haunt your days and bring to the forefront that we often expand beyond our current situations. Can someone please get me prescription strength Motrin or a vodka?

I made a conscious choice to bring my business to another level. I hired a coach, which means I am now accountable to someone other than me. She has affirmed that what I have always wanted, to guide people to understand that life should be a blast, is not only attainable but necessary. The universe has been waiting for me to get up to speed.  Catching up with the universe, shedding a layers of the never ending onion is what hurts. Sometimes that means people walk away from you. Often, it’s the realization that people and circumstances are toxic.

The most wonderful aspect of expanding to meet the universe is the recognition of what is pure joy in your life. As I have morphed into the better version of myself (I know the best is here, but remember, I am expanding), I have realized that the one thing I told my lawyer through my divorce has manifested: peace. After my kids, I just wanted peace. I have it. My relationship with my boys is so amazing. It is peaceful. My mom has been my rock through it all; we both have peace. My life is filled with love, friends, family and appreciation for all the I have.


There is one more factor that I have come to understand this past year: “there’s no place like home.” What I left so many years ago to support my husband, has become more important to me than ever. My people, places and traditions from Boston have proven over and over to satisfy this softened Sicilian heart. I am grateful I get to go home almost as much as I desire.

“Sometimes our hearts are so damaged we leave the place of comfort, our homes. We grow and we grow up to find that what we truly want and desire was in our own backyards all along. You had the power all along…there’s no place like home.”  JS

I ask again, what could Santa possibly leave for me this Christmas?  I would like three gifts:

1)A greater capacity to love. I want to love more and always unconditionally

2) Appreciate more. I never want to lose gratitude for all that my life is no matter how much the growing pains hurt.

3) Please, less growth in 2019 or a bigger bottle of Tito’s.

I hope your holidays are filled with health, joy and laughter and lots of Feeling Groovy. Reach out to me if I can help you get on The Groove Line for 2019.

Tell me what’s going on in your life. I want to hear from you. Know I love you all!

Wishing you love, balance and peace!

Amore & Baci,

Just Steph