Being true to yourself... Still time for your 2014 Resolutions

Sometimes they say all you have to do is decide... admit you have a problem and then, there! That's half the battle.All it takes is a DecisionWell I have been at half the battle for sometime now... almost a year plus since making the decision to de-clutter and approach life a quietened consumer with deeper, truer happiness and life based on material and financial minimalism. Shoot for the Stars...more

The Modern Day Christmas Story of Hope an affiliate of National Embryo Donation Center (NEDC) emailed Lisa a local donor and announced “The embryos you donated resulted in the birth of twin girls and the adopted couple wants to meet you.” Lisa, dropped the laptop and began sobbing....more

Hello World

Hello,This is my blog. By writing this I have offically become a blogger. It was a suprisingly easily thing to become, I simply chose a name and jotted down a few lines. Seeing myself as a blogger with something worthwhile to say will be a different story.I'm not sure what this space will become; but I do know that I like to read people's stories. I like honest real stories that don't shy away from the messiness of life. So I promise to write about my life, my faith, and my relatinships even when they aren't neat and beautiful. ...more


I don't think I expect much from people. Past experiences have shown me that I should lower my expectations of people. But sometimes I get my hopes extremely high only to have my feelings crushed. I just don't get it. A person wants to re-enter my life to play a major role and when I need them the most they show no signs that they care. I will say that I haven't asked for the support but I would EXPECT for them to show they care....more

Conquering Fears

My biggest fear is REJECTION!! I have avoided situations and tasks because of fear of rejection. I have done it so much that avoiding has become so comfortable and the thought of facing the fear has almost been paralyzing. Giving into fear has caused me not to have as much progression in life as I would like. But today was different!! Today I took a huge step in conquering one of my biggest fears and it was not as bad as I thought it would be, in fact it was kinda easy. ...more

1974 to 1975 sometime

 1974 to 1975 I remember this road, I believe it was a dirt road. Mom was driving and we were riding along. I think we just came from the store, maybe a grocery store, not really sure. ...more

Flashbacks from 1970 forward!

I was born in 1970, to a poor family. I am the second oldest to four of us kids.My parents met at a young age of 14 and 15. They married this young. This had to be around 1967.Crazy today, but back then not so bad. They met in Oregon, underneath the Jefferson Bridge. A cute little town that I briefly revisited just this year. I wish I would have taken more time to just get out and walk around.Went through there in the late evening while visiting an old friend while I was on vacation....more

Trail Running: 8 Life Lessons

1) It’s okay to feel nervous. Although I move my body every day, and although I adore running on trails and have done myriad trail races, I still lost sleep the night before a recent race. Would I dress warmly enough? Should I wear a ball cap? Would my body rebel and decide to announce, ‘Uh, yea: I don’t think so’? Would I walk to the car when it was all over and think, ‘I could have done better’? Would my bowels decide they’d been feeling neglected and want my full focus? Trail racing reminds me that if I worry, it means I care....more


Its been a week since my last post on Blogher and doing #NaBloPoMo. I am so relieved because trying to post both on my blog and Blogher was a little exhausting.Why? Well, Blogher servers are on the East Coast and because of that I would post at the crack of dawn here on the West Coast because I wanted my post to be entered in the running for prize or just reach or just to be one of the first to post that day. ...more

Are You Competitive? Wanna Play?

Posted on August 21, 2013I’ve lived and breathed competitive sports for most of my life, but I’m surprisingly not that competitive....more