A Guide to Holiday Self-Care

Not to alarm you, but I feel I must point out that the holidays are quickly approaching. I know, I too was shocked when I realized this. I feel like I finally just took down my bunting from the 4th of July, and now suddenly it’s almost Thanksgiving. Yikes. I don’t...

My Spirit Guide to the “After” Life

Lately, I’ve needed someone I could look to, someone who would be a role model of sorts for this unexpected place called widowhood. She didn’t occur to me initially because she was so much more than a widow. Her everyday existence transcended the title that became...

My Journey to Discover the Real Me

It seems to me that the “word” depression has become a staple in our vocabulary.  Everywhere we turn someone else has succumbed to the darkness of what the word represents.  Kids are being diagnosed younger and younger which is even more alarming.  The statistics are...

Humbled

Our town just played our rivalry in junior varsity and varsity football. We didn’t win either game. But, that is not what this blog is about. Is it the end of the world when you lose a game? No! Does it suck? Yes! During the JV game, when we arrived at the other...

GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER? NUTMEG AND TURKEY IN NOVEMBER

I’ve long thought about various spices and their advantages in our lives. They do play a dramatic role, whether you’ve considered it or not. Turkey, too! Known as the ‘main event’! And what better time of year, than now! While it’s important to ‘spice up’ a story for...

A Tribute to My Best Friend – Saying Goodbye to my Baby Boy

“Thank you, my love. Thank you for being my best friend for my whole life. Thank you for staying with me always. Thank you for licking away my tears when I cry. Thank you for giving me more love than I could ever know. Thank you for everything. Now remember my...

A Letter To My Son’s Future Bully

October is when the world honors Breast Cancer Awareness, and as we paint the world pink for those 31 days, in the shadow lies another cause which deserves attention: National Bullying Prevention.  In my opinion, both causes are equally important.  Both have...

You Are What You Think…what to do with those cracks.

Look. I’m a Virgo. We think. A LOT. And imagine my dismay when I discovered YOU ARE WHAT YOU THINK. That’s discouraging. Lol Our thoughts create our reality. Which makes me think (see what I mean?) of how we start the day. How do you greet each morning? When the alarm...

I Am A Mess

My friend likes to remind me regularly that I am a mess. She will hear about the latest antics or adventures that I have somehow gotten myself into and just shake her head at me. A recent example: While leaving for a work trip to New Orleans, I went through security...