Lindsey - part of a series, "Be True to Thyself"

With the spirit of encouraging and inspiring everyone out there to become acquainted with oneself and learn to be comfortable and accepting of oneself, I have started a series, "Being True to Thyself," wherein I will include snapshots of individuals who dare to be themselves, imperfections and all, and are becoming stronger, full-of-life people.Lindsey is the first individual in my series....more

Some things bear repetition

I found it - the 'lost blog' and I am printing it today, though it really belonged as my third blog.  Why?  Because I still like what I said in this first one better than what i blogged in the end that day.  Here goes: Well, here we are, my third blog and already I feel lighter.   Day 4 of my return to a cleaner eating plan and things are going okay.  Yeah, just okay....more

Are Mothers Selfish?

Buds on the trees, and I see the woodpecker who visits every year in our apple tree.  Sesame, our cat, is chirping at the window watching the birds.  Spring is here and Mother’s Day is around the corner....more

When You Lower the Mask, We Find Beauty

Dear momma friend, What would happen if we dared to lower our masks? If we stepped out in courage and dared to strip away the fake, the lies, the shame, the disguises. What would happen if we put away the fears and dared to be honest? To be transparent? To be real? The answer? Something beautiful. ...more

Inspirational QOTD: "Our Greatest Fear"

In today's Video blog (VLOG), I have a little fun and share a quote of the day. This quote by Marianne Williamson, "Our Deepest Fear", (which is often mistakenly attributed to Nelson Mandela) is one of my absolute favorite quotes so I had to highlight it in my first QOTD blog!!...more

Growing the Garden of My Life

How to Grow a GardenStep 1 – Preparation...more


Inspiritual: A space for spiritual evolution and transformation...more

What Is Blogging With an "Authentic" Voice?

I was in a meeting last week, sort of a consulting thing. There were five of us around the table. We were talking about blogging and how to reach blog readers, when one of the people in the meeting turned to me and asked: "Why do you think people read YOUR blog?" It was a good question, and it came a bit out of left field, which is why the first two words out of my mouth were probably something like "OH GEEZ." ...more
I try to write authentically (by "try" I mean I do but I don't know if it's translating or not). ...more

Why Authenticity Matters For An Instructor

I've worked with different instructors as a student in the last couple years. I was challenged to identify the things that are most important to me in my professional development and who I want to be as an instructor. What struck me as important today was the concept of authenticity. ...more


 I started this poem in 2009 and finished it in 2014. Funny how some things never change: Like our utter dependence on the Author of the story…to help us live out our particular chapter. ...more