Just a little perspective.

AnXiety- You X the spot where I don’t want to be. Even in the light, you sneak around it and make it impossible to feel safe and in the worst of situations, you completely cover it up like it never existed. Anxiety is very sneaky and I know it is coming. I am its prey.Continue reading “Just a little perspective.”

Make it Happen: Action + Reflection = Change

This year, I decided to choose a mission word for 2019. My word is action because dreaming big is just the beginning, but change requires so much more than a great idea.  We need a plan for action with results… No matter if we are 14 or 41…. Every month, I am going to completeContinue reading “Make it Happen: Action + Reflection = Change”

The Gift of Mentoring

Her act of kindness transformed a moment of ache into a memory of love. I am so incredibly thankful for Crystal and her role in my life. She made a heartfelt choice to support and guide me towards my dreams. She continues to be in my life and I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without her mentoring and care!

Hope. Strength. Courage.

There was a time and place where I would have written, “Facing the unknown creates anxiety and fear.” I find myself progressing and developing awareness of self, which allows me to experience life differently and more fully. Today, I write, “Facing anxiety and fear moves you from the unknown to full knowledge of your potentialContinue reading “Hope. Strength. Courage.”

Making My Mess, My Message

As I near a milestone birthday this month (the big 4-0!), I want to share some personal memories from my life journey…I am going to quickly review each decade and close out this blog with a reflection & lessons about my story progressing this year. My Journey: 1977-2017 Decade 1:  1977-86 Memories: Little sister, onlyContinue reading “Making My Mess, My Message”

Being loved.

It’s been a year, since I have been carrying her keys on my key-chain; there are days that I’m trying to unlock my door, and I mistake her keys for mine; I get so frustrated and I tell myself that I am going to take them off. But I refuse. I don’t take them off,Continue reading “Being loved.”

1/30, A proper introduction, #napomo

For a long time, I have considered- No, I have definitely scrutinized the odds, The peculiar pull of knowing that there is more to be known. Not just more, but someone- One person who gets most of my quirky tendencies- An equal confident and best-friend Who doesn’t reject my instinct to pull away- (Because unfortunately,Continue reading “1/30, A proper introduction, #napomo”

The challenge of compassion…and a few lessons along the way.

Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak,Continue reading “The challenge of compassion…and a few lessons along the way.”

All things grow with love, Part I and Part II

Preface to the Preface I planned to post this on 12.31.13 on my sister’s birthday; I wanted my family to read this first…thus the delay… – – – Preface I don’t want to sound like a broken record, so adjust the volume as needed… As a writer/artist and mother, I choose to openly express myContinue reading “All things grow with love, Part I and Part II”

Remembering Crispin Webb

Tonight, I came across a flash-drive and found so many images and memories of a friend of mine, Crispin Webb; he died on Thanksgiving day, on November 23, 2006. A few years ago, my son was born the week before Thanksgiving, so I am reminded each year of how life miraculously comes into the world,Continue reading “Remembering Crispin Webb”