Mindfulness Monday - Wisdom and Compassion

Mindful Monday Only through the lens of compassion is wisdom foundClick here to read more...more

Here’s Something to Think About. Think on These Things. Believe in the Power of Prayer. Prayer Changes Things

“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things” (Philippians 4:8) ...more

The Cure for A Horrible Day

Have you ever been punched in the stomach with so much force that your tongue gets stuck in your throat, then someone dumps ice cold water down your back? Yeah, me neither. But, in this moment I feel like I could relate. ...more

Writer's Quote Wednesday

This week's Silver Threading Writer's Quote Wednesday is about the paradox of science and wisdom....more

Bumps, Bruises, and Other Sure Signs You Are Learning

By Kim Bessolo, faculty member at American Military UniversityChurning waves pushed the board into the back of my head, knocking off my sunglasses and filling my nose with salt water. A handful of sunbathers rushed to offer help as I stumbled to shore. This was the first time I’d had my stand-up paddle board in the waters off Malibu, and I made a memorable impression, though not a good one. When you’re a bathing suit wearing 50-something, you don’t want attention drawn to yourself—unless you want to keep improving....more

Bless My Stupid Heart

Fifteen years ago, I kept a journal of sorts for a writing exercise. Each morning, I wrote three pages of stream of consciousness writing....more

Dear Daughters: We Live in a Place Between Peace and Fear

To my daughters, who with their ages combined, are 46. Though not without their own brand of youthful wisdom, here are few things I've learned and believe to be true, at fifty and then some. Credit Image: Andrew Kudin on Flickr...more
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Simple Words of Wisdom

After suffering a significant number of headaches in addition to acute flare ups of Fibromyalgia symptoms the past few weeks, today is the first day in a long time I’ve managed to collect my thoughts with a few random sayings and feel well enough to transfer a few words of wisdom from my head to the place you are now reading in order to create a post. Each saying is not in any particular order and came off the top of my head. Thought I’d share before I lay down my head. Enjoy! ...more


Remember when I started this whole NaBloPoMo thing seven days ago? I said that I wanted to kickstart my writing again, I wanted to become a more active participant in other blogs and to become an active member in Oklahoma Women Bloggers. I did. I said that. I typed it out and hit publish, even....more