It’s About The Story

  Growing up in a small, rural town, I had huge dreams of bright lights and big cities. For many years, I gave up these dreams for a simpler life of raising children, homeschooling, tending a garden, managing a farm.  I felt as though my “huge dreams” would always be just that, “DREAMS”.   IContinue Reading


Yesterday, I was smacked with a truth about myself that was a great “Aha!”, but didn’t feel so great in my body. This realization sent me on yet another journey of self-discovery. I have been a willing participant in self-abandonment and self-abuse. So here is my personal statement on the matter: Hello, My name isContinue Reading

You Don’t Have To Let It Own You

Lately, a trend has been showing itself to me. I have seen it in ordinary women, moms, grandmothers, young adults.  When I encounter these women,the trend flashes before me like a neon sign blaring boldly for all to see, yet remaining obscure to most of the women held captive by it. This elusive trend?  Shame.Continue Reading

Magic Mojo Monday

  Kick off your Monday with a bang!  Starting out on a positive note, with the intention and expectation that miracles are headed your way pump up your believe, enthusiasm and endorphins!  Don’t let Monday get you down, this is #MagicMojoMonday.  Couldn’t you use a little magic?

Rallying Over Resistance

  Yesterday, and the day before that…and the day before that–I felt like I had the entire weight of the world on my shoulders.  I felt so heavy and burdened. I had resistance to working, interacting with others, even talking on the phone. Do you ever feel this way?  Do you ever have this resistance,Continue Reading

What Are You Afraid Of?

Hello Beauties! I hope your week is starting out in a fabulous way! Here is a thought to mull over today.. I’ve had several sessions lately with women who are so trapped in fear that they can’t move forward. Not necessarily fears of physical harm, more like internal fears: Such as: fear of not beingContinue Reading

I Had To Apologize

I had to apologize…it’s just part of who I am.  When I feel I’ve wronged someone, whether they are aware of it or not…I must apologize. It’s what I’m made of, the fiber of my being. The part of me that is ME. SO here, I am re-posting my apology to the Chiari/Arachnoid Cyst Communities.Continue Reading

Independence Day Blues?

Holidays of any kind can bring up a multitude of emotions.  In my not-so-distant past, I found myself sad and really emotional on holidays…Even less than sentimental ones like today.. The Fourth of July! I realized at some point I had grown to dread holidays.  I was having a total love/hate relationship that I couldContinue Reading

When Pain Enters The Game

    What really happens when pain enters the game? When our bodies unwillingly dive into fight or flight mode? When the silent (or not so silent) alarm goes off within our neurotransmitters that alerts us to pain? Physical, blatant, oh-damn-that-really-hurt pain. Invisible, silent, my-life-willnever- be-the-same pain. Screaming, shouting, why-won’t-they-listen-to-me pain. Aching, longing when-will-it-ever-stop pain.Continue Reading

It Shouldn’t Have Happened To Her

It shouldn’t have happened to her or them or him or even— to me.  My eyes open to the gift of life each morning with hope and expectation.  The hope of a good day at work and the automatic expectation that the day will result in a return trip home, crawling into bed and drifting…

Notes from Writing Class

Last night in class, our instructor had us write letters to ourselves from our persistence and from our inspiration. Great writing prompts. We had three minutes to write each one.  I thought I would share just for fun.  Maybe you need encouragement to press on towards a goal.  Write a quick letter to yourself! The…

Musings about Love from An Essay of Transformation

The more I learn about love, about simply loving- the more I am endeared to it, permeated by it and transformed into a vessel of it.  Love mystifies me. Love is a noun, a verb, an adjective, an adverb, an exclamation, a question, a name, a sin, a choice, an antonym for hate, it is…

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