Breathe!

Omg! It’s the count down and Christmas is almost here. Next thing you know, it will be 2020. How are you handling the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? If you’re like me, you are feeling a little overwhelmed. Having fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas has made the process of getting … 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

A Letter To My Younger Self

I don’t know if its because I’m turning 59 years old (short of 60….yikes!) this year or that I’m just at a point in my life that I’m doing a lot of reflecting of what my life has been and what the future may hold for me, but here it goes. Observations and thoughts of … Read more

Emotional Independence

Emotional independence is defined as a process in which we learn how to exercise greater control and will-power over our feelings and emotion. How do you achieve that? How do you achieve emotional independence so that you don’t need someone to be something for you? Why do we want people in our lives to behave … Read more

Why Isn’t Your Glass Half Full?

Have you ever been around a friend or family member who is so negative that you find it hard to be around that person? I have. I want to support them, but after a while, it gets to be a bit draining. And, I tell myself that I care (and I do) but sometimes I … Read more

Self Care

I know that the words, “self-care,” have been around for a bit but I only recently (in the last 6 months) started using it myself. I guess it crossed over into the mainstream a couple of years ago. Starting this blog site and being on social media almost full time has exposed me to what … Read more

Gratitude

Whenever I feel down or stressed, I find that focusing on being thankful for all I have rather than focusing on what I don’t have always lifts my spirit. Having an attitude of gratitude can sometimes be challenging but it does help. I know that feeling and being grateful helps to change my perspective on … Read more

Women Friends

I’m writing this post because I recently went through something where I needed support and I needed someone to talk to. My women friends were there and are still there to give me support….a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on, and offering advice that I need to hear. It’s wonderful to know that no … Read more

Perfect Just The Way You Are Now

There are a couple of things that I’ve tried to impart to my daughters. One is to always pay attention to and follow your intuition. Walk away from anything that gives you a bad vibe. Another is to be responsible for yourself and for those around you. Something else I would like to and should … Read more