"To dance is to be outside of yourself. Larger, more beautiful, more powerful....more

Nothing To Hide

Other person(s), sports, music, substances, shopping, experiences, family, exercise, pets, mediation....more

Reading, Writing and ?

by Lianne Castelino www.whereparentstalk.com My soon-to-be 14-year-old son finished exams yesterday and boy did his parents ever learn a lot! We got quizzed, tested, stumped and were ultimately forced to find the right answer.  The issue is this:  do you know when to allow a child to find answers on their own and when to put that independence on hold, replacing it with parental support? ...more

Week 4

Last post, I wrote about my chance to ask my church family at Belfast U.M. church for support — prayer & financial — for my work with HOPE61. Well, the pastor there also pastors another nearby church, in Caneadea. He asked if I was interested in speaking there too! So Sunday I went to Caneadea’s service at 9:00 AM & then Belfast’s at 10:50. This was my first time officially presenting my ministry & I was quite nervous....more

Why Business Women Don´t Help Other Female Up?

"We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women´s voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored," said Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in her recent May speech to Barnard´s Graduates. To achieve that goal, isn´t it about the highest time for business women to stop undermining each other and beginning to think of other females as allies, to build each other up instead of tear selves down? Isn´t it the highest time to build professionally supporting women role models, people can talk positively ab...more

Family Support for our New Niece

As we celebrated our daughter's return home following surgery (she had skull surgery due to a condition called craniosyntosis), we looked forward to finding out whether we would be having a niece or nephew in September. My BIL and SIL would be finding out the gender of their baby and we were pumped. What came next was a shock to say the least....more
I'm a bit late to this party. Your post link showed up under one of mine and I clicked on it. ...more

Don't fear the SPANX honey, You're a HERO!

Today I got to go with my daughter to a sacrament meeting given by the special needs youth. She was called to be a buddy and has worked with the special needs mutual since August. I have been to three of these Sacrament meetings now, and each time I walk out to the car after crying off most of my make-up. I look pathetic, but I am smiling. ...more

Dealing with attitudes

4th April 2005 Been a better day today. Helped by having a decent conversation in the chat room yesterday, made me realise how lucky I am compared to others who have greater problems than me. A couple of hours ago one of the church members came round to see us to let us know he wanted to give us his car. Typical I start something and company turns up so will have to come back to this later....more

Summoning The Muse

  You know where it is inside you. Remember and connect with it....more


"One touch of nature makes the whole world kin." ~ William Shakespeare    ...more