A More Perfect Union
Hope Mirlis

Gratituesday 10.10.17 – Back in the Saddle!

October 10, 2017 10:14 pm,

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted my weekly lists. Tuesdays have come and gone and I just didn’t feel like sharing on another day. In fact I had a “sad” day on Sunday and I have not had one of those in a while. Now that I’m out of my funk, I need […]



October 6, 2017 12:05 pm,

I met Jakub through Central Park wedding planner, Claire Ady from Wed in Central Park. It’s always such a pleasure to work with him as he comes with great ideas and a positive attitude! I tend to work with Jakub solely on elopements, but I look forward to do a larger wedding with him sooner […]


Gratituesday 9.19.17 – Healthy & Happy

September 19, 2017 10:28 pm,

Last week was a busy one. Early morning catering with networking meetings and a wedding & a counseling session. Plus Maxie decided to put a wrench in things and stop pooping and then stop eating. It’s not good, folks and I am trying not to freak out. But with weddings, counseling sessions, catering and the […]


Gratituesday 9.5.17 – Hello September

September 6, 2017 4:19 pm,

I started writing this post yesterday, but didn’t complete until today. I’m keeping the Gratituesday on a Wednesday anyway, thank you very much! I have a hard time believing it’s September. Where the heck has the year gone? While I’m thankful for the cooler temperatures, I am not quite ready for fall. MaryAnn Hay, one […]


Gratituesday 8.29.17 – Ready for Consistency

August 29, 2017 3:03 pm,

Hey folks, it’s Gratituesday and I am actually posting on a Tuesday! I am trying to bring more consistency into my life and business practices, but it will take time. I really do thrive with a busy schedule. Since things have been slow, it’s harder to push through procrastination and be productive. Just like the […]


Celebration Thursday 8.17.17 – No procrastination!

August 17, 2017 8:12 pm,

It’s been a fairly busy week and my to-do list is LONG! Most of it is administrative work related to A More Perfect Union and there’s not a ton of urgency so the procrastination quotient WAY up. I think what I’ll need to do is create blocks of time and schedule tasks. Perhaps tomorrow… In […]


Put a Ring on It – an event for newly engaged couples 9/12/17

August 17, 2017 6:56 pm,

Gratituesday 8.1.17 – Starting Again

August 1, 2017 1:01 pm,

Ten years ago today I moved across the country from Atlanta, GA to Davis, CA. I had lived in the Dirty South for 16 years and it was time for something new. So I packed up my belongings, sold my condo and headed West for new adventures. In fact, I blogged about the whole experience. […]


Gratituesday 7.25.17 – Start the Day with Desire

July 25, 2017 9:46 am,

I am doing another round of Deepak Chopra and Oprah’s meditation challenge. This one is ‘Desire & Destiny.’ We’re on Day 9 and for first time I’ve meditated every day and haven’t missed a day. Last night as I did Day 8 before bed, I pictured a wide open field and knew that it was […]


Gratituesday 7.18.17 – The Need for Zen

July 18, 2017 9:53 pm,

Over the weekend, I taught my 4th Zen Bride workshop. While I created it over 4 years ago, it’s been a challenge to find regular participation. However, as I listened to this round of brides share and validate their feelings, it was apparent how much these women needed this forum and to hear that they […]