I Surrender All

Sometimes I'm slow on the uptake. At times it takes me a few tries to finally get it. But, I think I'm finally seeing the bigger picture....more

The Discovery of You

Are you who you ought to be? Have you met your "real" self? Are you getting a little nervous as to where this post may be going?...more


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Shaken by the Past

Yesterday, I ran into someone I used to date. Physically, I kept it moving—didn’t pause, didn’t look back, didn’t miss a step. But mentally, I was a bit rattled.  I didn’t expect to see him; I hadn’t seen him since we had stopped talking…...more

A "Soul Moment"

My older daughter and I are driving into town to see the movie Lost in Space at our local theater. We didn’t count on getting lost in smoke ourselves on the way there! But someone is tending—more like neglecting—a huge conflagration of dry leaves just off the shoulder of the winding rural road. This fire has generated an out-of-control smokescreen that has expanded and now smothers both lanes of the highway....more

Reason for living: “Do not say, ‘It is morning,’ and dismiss it with a name of yesterday..." ...more

Nanny Lauree

Motherhood. We meet again.I've navigated the decision myself and helped other women get past outside pressure to find the right answer for themselves.One year ago, in a conversation with my coach, I finally voiced:I don't think I want to have kids.Looking at those words, they seem scary and permanent. There's guilt mixed in there too....more

The secret to being and staying happy

“All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness within.” — Horace FriessHappiness is not an out-come based on outside triggers. Quite the contrary. Happiness is an in-come based on our inner state of being. Literally - it is a priceless income given to ourselves by ourselves once we make a choice to live our life to the fullest....more

Small steps for a grand plan

Today I had one of those come-to-insert-higher-power-of-choice moments. It started as a slight scolding from someone who is looking out for me in more than one way (which I deserved), twisted and turned into "I've been where you are" stories, and ended on a positive, action-oriented note....more

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Letting go

Sometimes I wonder if I'm the only person who seems to have weeks with recurring themes -- a phrase, issue, or conversation that comes up again and again, sending you a message (and for me, a blog post idea). But I talked about it with my friend tonight, and she has the same experiences...feeling like after we've heard something at least twice in a week, it's a sign....more