Family Dynamics (part 1)

Family dynamics are a touchy subject for many and one that most people try to hide. Some people consider the family a secret society, and what happens within the family unit must remain a secret. If you let the outside world know what has transpired, you are breaking a family code. Someone might chastise you … Read more

5 Self-Care Tips For Parents of Special Needs Children (repost)

REPOST (We are reposting this amazing article and providing an additional link that provides even more information about pursuing personal goals and a step-by-step guide to successfully switching careers to show you that it’s never too late to make changes in your life. This was a must-read when originally posted and a must-read now.  Enjoy!) … Read more

Abundance For 2023

My personal word for 2023 is “abundance”. Every year I choose a word to help me focus on my goals for the coming year. It helps me to determine and concentrate on my priorities of personal growth, marriage, family, friends, and career. I believe having a personal word for the year helps to bring clarity … Read more

2023 And A New Set Of Resolutions!

It’s another year which means another list of new year’s resolutions. For me, that includes the usual goals that I fail to attain, year after year, such as losing weight, eating right, or exercising more. Life’s “stuff” just gets in the way. To be honest though, for me, it’s usually procrastination and laziness that thwarts … Read more

Hello To 2023!!

Once again, we’re saying goodbye to another year. As with previous years, 2022 has been a very eventful year. We hope that during this past year you have grown and taken some time for yourself. Remember…a little self-care is really important for your soul and well-being.  Lisa and I want to thank you for reading … Read more


I recently came across a poem that really touched me and I want to share it with you. I found it very empowering, and a reminder that I sometimes need to release and let go. I hope it brings as much comfort to you as it did to me. As Time Goes By  (by Donna … Read more

Finding Gratitude

In the past few months, I have gone through some life-changing events. When things go well, it’s easy to be upbeat and grateful. Life is pleasant; spirits are high. But all it takes is one misstep, and things suddenly come crashing down. You begin to question everything and start doubting yourself and everything around you. … Read more

Masculinity, Feminism, Choice

I bought a secondhand car from a guy once who regaled me with tales of its high performance and low maintenance, but he would not touch the title or payment—paperwork was his wife’s responsibility.  I don’t remember his name, but she was named Jeannette.  When I told my mother about the experience, she made herself … Read more

The Art Of Endurance

I love apples. I’ve always loved apples. Red, green, golden, I love ‘em all! Something about apples just reminds me of home. A country home. MY country home. I’ve got apples all over my kitchen. Tastefully done, of course. I’m not nuts. Apples taste great, too!  Some are sweet, some are tangy. I even like … Read more