The author of this is unknown, but I felt it bears sharing, enjoy! In a brief conversation, a man asked a woman he was pursuing the question: “What kind of man are you looking for?” She sat quietly for a moment before looking him in the eye and asking, “Do you really want to know?” Reluctantly, he said, “Yes.” She began to expound: “As a woman in this day and age, I am in a position to ask a man … Continue reading

3 Powerful Ways to Change Your Life

“When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone” ~ George O’Neil You  want more happiness and fulfillment in your life but so often you feel like all you do is race to keep up. You feel like a victim to your circumstances. Though you try to change, things get in the way. You feel defeated. It might even seem like you have it all ~ a good job, a beautiful family, wonderful supportive … Continue reading

When Technology Fails: “The System Won’t Let Me”

We are so bound by technology that we do very little without it. I love technology. It enables me to write emails, send newsletters, and share articles. That’s the beauty of technology. But boy, when technology fails us, it can be deeply frustrating. Let me share a recent experience I had and how it would have been handled before and after technology (this really did happen). Last week, I wanted to pay a bill: BEFORE: I would write a check, place it … Continue reading

Dogs Feel Shame Too

Lucy is our little Chihuahua mix. We are not really sure what she’s mixed with but she is truly the most loving and fun little thing. She was a stray. From this picture of her, you would never believe that when they found her, she was covered in mange, infected with parvo, and just had a litter of pups. Thankfully, she was nursed back to health and finally found her way into our home and our hearts! Lucy has quite … Continue reading

How can I forgive . . . ?

Most of us know or understand on an intellectual level that forgiveness is good for the soul. Unfortunately, it’s our heart that tends to struggle with this truth.  We often ask ourselves the following questions: “How can I forgive my parents when they were so abusive to me when I was growing up?” “How can I forgive my spouse for cheating on me?” “How can I forgive my best friend for abandoning me?” “How can I forgive abusers and manipulators … Continue reading

Etched in my Mind

Did you ever notice?  When we are asked questions like “how are you” or “how’s it going,” we often respond with an overwhelming list of things going on in our lives.  We are so consumed with “busy-ness” that it has grown into a kind of “badge of honor.”  We live in a world where we are going, going, going.  So much so, that it has become the norm and we don’t even question it.  We move around on auto-pilot, as if … Continue reading

With freedom comes responsibility

A few years ago, we decided to spend time with my husband’s family at a resort in North Carolina. With no cell phone and limited wi-fi, we were ready for some much needed rest and relaxation. The Resort was awesome, with plenty to do. On the evening of July 4th, the excitement was contagious. Dressed in the familiar red, white, and blue, we shared a wonderful dinner and soon, a parade ensued while children ran around with sparklers and glow … Continue reading