A Mermaid Tribute to Daughters

Sixteen years ago today I gave birth to a dream. Not only did I want a daughter (after having a son two years earlier) but I also wanted a fairytale mother-daughter bond. Thankfully what I got was far better. I got mighty lessons in life and love from a tiny human who would make me grow as…

On Synchronicity…Signs from Somewhere

“How do you know it wasn’t just a coincidence?” my daughter asked me after I told her what happened at the bed and breakfast. I’ll tell you what I told her, but first here is psychotherapist Carl Jung’s definition of synchronicity: Synchronicity is the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot…

Meet Calm Waters Mermaid Barbara Butner

There are ideas people and there are people people. This week’s mermaid is certainly a person who is passionate about people. She’s also a pretty stellar person herself. Barbara Butner, the executive director of Calm Waters, which provides free counseling for children experiencing a loss through death, divorce, deployment or incarceration, is a high vibe individual…

Meet Bejeweled Mermaid Deanne Beaudoin

If you believe like I do that one door closing means another opens, you’ll love this week’s Mermaid Tale. Sometimes doors get slammed shut – you lose a job, you get divorced, your kids leave the house – and that forces us to stare at a new door, a new opportunity – and I hope…

Meet Trust Mermaid Nancy Ellis

It’s Leap Day, which happens only once every four years. Our shortest month gets an extra day and I’ve got an extra special mermaid for you – an Oklahoma State University Alumni Hall of Famer. Heck, the following year the whole state put her in its Hall of Fame, too. She’s the type of woman who…

Meet Squire Mermaid Valerie Riley

The Lifesquire logo says it all: a crown above the “Q”. If you’ve ever wanted to feel like a queen (or at least less like Cinderella before the fairy godmother saved her), then having a personal assistant, a “squire”, may be what your busy life calls for. Today I’ve asked Lifesquire founder Valerie Riley, another fab…

Meet Redefined Mermaid Carla Felix

They say life can change in an instant. Those who have experienced sudden loss know that all too well. Carla Felix, a successful Rodan + Fields Elite Leader in Edmond, had just spoken to her husband Robert, 50, just three hours before he died suddenly from a heart attack. That was a year ago. I’d met…

Meet Spirit Mermaid Shea Adamson

One of my favorite words in the universe is “spirit.” You know that chant, “We’ve got spirit, yes we do, we’ve got spirit, how about you?” I prefer to hang out with people who have a lot of spirit. They possess some spark and curiosity about the world.  If you are someone who has a lot of…

Meet 405 Mermaid Tracey Zeeck

I’m pretty sure we all know Tracey Zeeck – or else you know Tracey once removed. That’s not just how tight knit OKC is, it’s how involved TZ is in the goings on of the ever-evolving 405. And if you don’t know her yet, this is your lucky day, mah friend. I’m pleased to make the introduction….

Meet Day Designer Mermaid Whitney English

There are planners and seat-of-the-pantsers. Since I was a little girl, I’ve been a planner though I obviously spent ample time mind wandering, too. I had no idea what a Type A personality meant at the time, but I rely on my to-do list to schedule my days and stay on track. If I don’t…