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

Racism Does Exist!

The picture above may say it all. Why was a person of color, jogging down a road, and followed by armed white individuals shot down? Why did it take 74 days for arrests to be made? Would this have happened if the person who was shot was white? Racism does exist in our community, in … Read more

Community

When it comes to joining together to make our neighborhoods, our cities, and our world better, one of the most important things we can do to make this happen is to find out what we all have in common. Unfortunately, as a community, what we all have in common right now is that we are … Read more

Moms and Daughters

I think that the relationship between a woman and her mother is very powerful. It affects everything in her life from her health and self-esteem to all her relationships. I grew up with a mother who always seemed unhappy. When she was a young adult, she was forbidden by her older brother to go after … Read more

Moms of Millennials

Lisa and I are moms of millennials! We each have two beautiful, intelligent, strong, and amazing daughters who are part of the millennial (or Gen Y) generation. Having daughters is one of the main reasons for starting this blog. We want to pass onto them the life lessons we have learned along the way. What … Read more

Are You Betraying Your Authentic Self?

You’ve probably heard the statement, be your authentic self, before. I have and recently I heard or read the following question, Are you betraying your authentic self?,  in a social media post and it got me thinking. Maybe I should define authentic self first. Being your true authentic self means what you say in life … Read more

Why Do Friendships Change?

Why do friendships change? Friendships can be complicated, but maybe the simple answer to that question is people and/or circumstances change. No one is the same person they were a year ago, five years ago, ten years ago and more. I know I’m not the same person I was years ago. Also, things like a … Read more

24/7

I don’t care what kind of relationship you’re in…marriage, friendship, parent/child, co-worker, etc…it takes work, it takes hard work. But why does it have to be 24 hours, 7 days a week type of work? I don’t know about you, but I find it draining at times. Being in a good relationship does take hard … Read more

Ordinary Moments

Why can’t an ordinary moment be as special as an extraordinary moment? There’s so much to find joy in and appreciate in every day. Why wait for a special occasion or event? Take time to see the beauty that surrounds you. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until everything is going well before you can … Read more

Who Are You To Want A Big, Meaningful Life?

I guess this post is kind of part two of my previous post, “Making A Difference”. If you’re making a difference in this world, you should feel that your life has meaning. So, my answer to the question Who are you to want a big, meaningful life? is, I deserve to have a big, meaningful … Read more