Be A Gracious Loser

With the election behind us, we as Americans have a lot of sleep to catch up on. Even if your television and social media accounts were not all working overtime, when you factor in the time change and the sugar overload from Halloween, sleep was the last thing getting checked off the to-do list. And … Read more

Why Do We Glorify Busyness?

I am the queen bee of being busy! I look at projects in the eye and dare them to ruffle my feathers. I have purposely kept my calendar overscheduled most of my adult life, fearing I might not have something to do. I admit I am afraid to be bored. I will look for things … Read more

The Power of Forgiveness

I am responsible for my happiness. Peace does not come when I point fingers. I own my thoughts, words, actions, and behaviors. I take ownership of my life. The outside world does not dictate my inner world. Only I hold the key to my happiness. I blame no one for any unwanted feelings. I know … Read more

Setting Boundaries

It is creating a line that marks the limits of an area, a dividing line. Many areas in life need boundaries. However, setting them can be a complicated process.  Depending on your personality, setting boundaries may make you feel fabulous and empowered, or it may make you feel like you are hurting the people around … Read more

Know When To Keep Your Mouth Shut

My grandma always said, “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all!” Easier said than done granny, why is that? Emotions are a funny thing, and some people can’t control them. No matter what, they say it comes out rude and off-putting. Every conversation seems to be negative, depressing, or … Read more

Raising Biracial Daughters

It’s hard to know who you will fall in love and have children with. As a child, I’m not sure most of us would recognize the differences in the boys we are attracted to. What I mean by differences, is the color of their skin, are they short or tall, thin or heavy. As I … Read more

Mind-Fucked

Yes, you read that correctly, “mind-fucked”. That is the definition of when you let your mind think of all the possibilities of what something could be, might be, may turn out to be. All the if’s, and’s, and but’s. The what if’s, coulda, woulda, or shoulda. The maybe’s and who knows. It’s all the crazy … Read more

Solitude

Solitude has helped me find a type of meditation and inner peace in the most mundane things. While alone on Easter Sunday, I decided to make some yoga eye pillows. I pulled the fabric out and started the process of ironing. Spray water, slide the iron, move my hand along the material to smooth it … Read more

Living In Uncertain Times – COVID-19

As I write this post, we are living the Covid-19 pandemic, which is something most anyone alive today has never seen before. It is changing the way everyone goes about their daily lives (well most everyone). I know many people are still not following the recommendations and warnings. Many think nothing will happen to them. … Read more

Career Transition

One day you wake up and you are out of a job. You have a few choices. You can cover your head with a blanket and hide, which you are entitled to do. You can hop on the computer, start updating your resume, and look for something in the same field. Or, you can walk … Read more