I was shaken to the core on Friday. An experience that ripped my heart out of my chest. But as sad as it was, it was also like a lightning bolt of love, a catalyst for change – and it reminded me that I am part of something bigger than myself, bigger than my own family. So why did I break down at the baby expo? First let’s go back in time…

  The idea of a Silent Vipassana meditation retreat has always been extremely intriguing to me. At 4am one morning this week I had the inspired idea to do my own silent retreat at home in these final moments of my pregnancy. I don’t know how long this retreat will last… 

  What is the Magic Factor? It’s the fire in your belly. It’s the drum beat of your heart, calling you to dance the dance of life. It’s the passion you feel when you’re doing something you love to do. It’s those moments of pure connection and joy that take your breath away. The magic factor is close enough to touch and feel as soon as you open your eyes and your heart to the possibility of magic.