Joy in Familiarity
The Joy in Familiarity [Finding True Joy in the Mundane]
I enjoy finding nuggets of joy and happiness in the mundane because, in truth, the majority of Life — yes,
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Parent I Used to Be
Letter to the Parent I Used to Be
It is high time I write a letter to the parent I used to be.   Dear Parent I Used
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Not Belonging
The Real Pain of Not Belonging
I probably do not know you personally. However, may I safely assume you are no stranger to the feeling of
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Neighborhood Stalking
Neighborhood Stalking [It’s not as bad as it sounds]
I am fond of a peculiar hobby: neighborhood stalking. While this may sound ominous it genuinely is not. I believe
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Simple Breakfast Date
Simple Breakfast Date
One can learn many lessons from a simple breakfast date. In November, one of my action steps for “marriage” was
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The Burden of the Writer
The Burden of the Writer
I am convinced the burden of the writer is a very real phenomenon. No doubt, there are far weightier burdens
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Living in the Present
Living in the Present [a Lesson in “What Is”]
Living in the present and accepting “what is” is not always easy especially when there are so many demands on
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Biggest Winner
[I Am] The Biggest Winner
Allow me to introduce you to the biggest winner. The biggest winner happens to be ME! I am well aware some
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The Eyes of Love
The Eyes of Love [aka Rose-Colored Glasses]
There is so much truth — and dare I say, wisdom? — in the saying “beauty is in the eyes
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Dancing Without Inhibitions
Dancing Without Inhibitions
Allow me to share a perfect example of someone dancing without inhibitions. On Monday, I posted an article called “dance
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Grief is a Terrible Counselor
Grief is a Terrible Counselor
Grief is a terrible counselor. Making crucial decisions while mourning isn’t wise although it is often necessary. Not that long
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Dance Like Nobody's Watching
Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
I am pretty confident you are already familiar with the expression “dance like nobody’s watching.”(1) A lovely remark — no
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Healing isn't for the Weak
Healing isn’t for the Weak
Healing is not for sissies, not by a long shot. I believe it is far easier to remain as we
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brene brown
Meet my New Mentor: Bréné Brown
At the moment, I have no recollection how I first became acquainted with Dr. Bréné Brown and her work although
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Growth is Optional
Change is Inevitable, Growth is Optional
There is a quote by John C. Maxwell which states: “change is inevitable, growth is optional.” I bet if I asked
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Blooming in the Desert
Blooming in the Desert
For part I of “blooming in the desert” Right after we were married, despite my dislike of Southern Arizona, my
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