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When Life Is a Roller Coaster Ride Hold Onto Enough

I’m not a huge fan of roller coasters but I like certain ones. I don’t like the steep vertical drops. The tick tick tick tick sound as it slowly creeps up into the sky looking like I’m being jettisoned into space unnerves me. My heart pounds anticipating the drop to come. The fear locks my […]

messy life

The Power of Knowing You’re Loved in Your Messy Life

Do you know how powerful it is to know you’re loved? Your immediate response might be yes, of course. But do you really? I know I didn’t. I knew how painful and powerless it was to not know it. It wasn’t until I crossed the line I understood. What line am I talking about?   […]

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Do You Value Your Inner Life?

  I completed the Tribe Writers course and found myself doing a lot of introspection. I needed to determine what now? I looked back over my journey and my writing and had these questions. Am I applying what I’ve learned? Am I being clear? Am I providing value? Why should you read what I write? […]

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This ONE Thing Can Change Your Life Forever.

One year ago today I started something. I didn’t know what I was doing, but I started anyway. I didn’t have confidence I would succeed, but I started anyway. In fact, I was afraid and ignorant, but I started anyway. And because I did it, I started, TODAY I can look back and celebrate instead […]

OLD MACDONALD HAD SOME STRESS EI/EIO

The last couple weeks have been a bit intense. Many changes in my life and in the lives of those I know and love. Change, whether good or bad produces stress. It effects our emotions. When there is a lot of it we can experience overload. A friend showed me this many years ago. It […]

#TraumaIsPersonal

Are you familiar with the term “the feels”? If not, it simply means emotions. Today I got the “feels” as it is the anniversary…

Emotional Hockey By Moonlight

The times we live in are “precarious”. I looked up that word to see if it meant what I thought. It does. It means uncertain, unstable, perilous, governed by things outside of our control. This past week I feel like the times have been playing hockey with my emotions. So…

Who We ARE

Recently I was reminded of a scene in a movie I saw a few months back. It really caught my attention when I first watched it. There are many things we see or hear that are cool, or we find deep at the time that we often forget. It usually takes us many times going […]

Feelings Happen

  You can close your eyes to the things you don’t want to see, but you can’t close your heart to the things you don’t want to feel. – Johnny Depp This quote spoke to my heart & I had plans of writing something deep & provoking. Alas, I have not found this depth to […]

I want to SEE more & then – I want to SOW4HOPE!

Lesson learned on Mother’s Day 2013. A day people generally think everyone is elated to celebrate. I mean everyone is a mom or has a mom right? Nope. Some people don’t have moms. Some people don’t have moms -> anymore. And, not even everyone who does have a mom is celebrating. Some are estranged. Some […]