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

Life Can Change In An Instant

When you wake up in the morning, you never know what life may hold for you. I remember one morning when my girls were in elementary school, the news was on while we were getting ready for the day, and the anchors were talking about car accidents. I remember thinking, “I wonder how people would … Read more

Dating at 50

After my divorce, I was ready to hop on that horse. To be clear I am not saying back on the horse because I was never really on it. I met my ex-husband at the age of 16 and was with him until I was 48. I had never been with anyone else before or … Read more

Living My Bucket List

Life has a 100% mortality rate and we are not getting out of this life alive. So, why not live life to the fullest?! Okay, so that may sound a little morbid, but it’s true. So, why not throw all caution to the wind, or at least make a long list and start checking things … Read more

Dear Self

Life is a journey and for the most part, you have always chosen the more difficult path. You like a challenge, you like the feeling of achievement. In the process, you might have made yourself a little crazy and the people around you.  Fortunately for you, you have a wonderful family and amazing friends that … Read more