I am Red Lotus Mama, but most of my friends call me Nicole.
I am the mom to a sweet 7 year old daughter (with my X husband) who I call Princess D. I have lived in California my entire life — grew up in the LA valley (yes, I have a Valley Girl accent), attended college in San Diego, and lived in San Francisco for 6 years. But, San Diego is where I feel most at home.
The Buddhists believe that the lotus flower embodies infinite potential — renewal, transformation and new beginnings. There are different colors of lotus flowers each having their own meaning. The red lotus symbolizes the original nature of the heart. It is the lotus of love, compassion, passion, activity and all the qualities of the heart. To me this identified the new strange and unknown world of motherhood.
So what would be my nirvana? Getting paid to write about my life experiences, raising a well rounded kid in a difficult world, practicing yoga daily, living in a beach house, growing old with my soulmate, and ending each day watching the sunset and drinking a nice glass of wine.