My Struggle With Pride

We all have undesirable traits and behaviors that we wish we had better control over. For me, pride is one of those things that I have struggled with, more so in my past but it still rears its ugly head from time to time, and each time it does, it’s a forceful reminder of the underlying evil nature of the enemy....more
@Barbara Roberts Thank you for sharing Barb!more

A Gathering of Like Minds

There are times when you wonder if you are the only one who thinks the way you do. It's not that you are so different from everyone, but it's feeling as if your spirit is incomplete. Wanting to talk to someone who not only listens to what you're saying, but understands what you mean without an explanation. Every once and awhile you're lucky enough to meet someone who you connect with on a deeper level. Whether you've known each other many lifetimes ago or just met today, it's acknowledging how fortunate you are at this moment....more

5 Things Every Girls' Week Needs

Recently, I was blessed to go on a Girl's Week with my cousins Jess and Ella and some of our friends. We went were we relax best, The Resting Place. Every one of us needed the week for one reason or another. For me, it was for reflection and trying to find some peace with some things I've been struggling with....more

Do YOU see in Black and White?

Do YOU see in Black and White?I have actually been doing quite well this week. I feel like I am finally beginning to find balance. Balance between effort and just being, love and chastisement, being ‘out there’ and hibernation, effort and rest.Above all, I’m learning that the ‘extremes’ that I have lived my life by continue to have rippling consequences. The moral ‘right’ is not always as black and white as I have made it. Is it possible that what I think is the ‘right’ thing to do could actually be damaging, not just on myself, but on those I love?...more
@littlemisswordy  @Denise  Learning to love grey!  Thank you so much for my first comments ever ...more

Welcome Home

There are times in your travels that you come to a place that makes your heart sing. It's not a place that you've been before. In fact, it's somewhere that fills the deepest part of your soul. It wraps around you like a warm blanket. It soothes all your past hurt. Just sitting alone in the quietness, brings tears to your eyes. It's understanding that there are no coincidences in life, you are meant to be here. It's as if the universe has guided you here to heal. Although you won't stay but just for a moment, it's enough to renew your spirit and light your way....more

On Giving up.....

No one likes a quitter, least of all when we are judging ourselves. Being fearful of quitting, or 'giving up', is not a good enough reason to keep going. Acknowledging that it is 'Quitting time' can be harder than persevering and ask more of our courage and resilience than we can comfortably give....more

Misfortunate Death

I feel that 2013 has been a year filled with death. Nobody close to me has passed, however people that I once considered friends, or people that I never even knew have passed away this year. All of these death's have had a significant impact on me and I am having a hard time understanding why....more

The Great Debate

To stay home or go back to work?...more

LEARN TO BE BORED

Allow yourself to be bored...allow yourself to be bored. Hmmm, is this even a possibility for me? I'm already feeling guilty because in my mind, being busy and being productive is key to my purpose, my income, my interaction in the community and my desire to not be bored. BUT, in this chapter, we're supposed to practice being bored so that we can find peace. Brilliant! That is a mantra of the Don't Sweat Adventure so I will persevere in order to attain my goal of attaining inner peace and stressing less....more
Progress report: I took several time outs this week to try to clear my mind and find boredom. I ...more