finding balance

Life speaks to us, it unravels mysteries, whispers truths, rains messages, encourages us to ask questions and leads us to the answers...Life speaks to us.... Listen!...more

Why I Hate December 16th | Missing My Dad

December 16th is my second least favorite day.  Thirteen years ago today, I lost my dad to a sudden heart attack.  He was only 60 years old, and had no major heart problems.  Ten years later (my least favorite day), I lost my mom, so I am truly a middle-age orphan.  Being only 47 and having both parents gone is something I never imagined.  I also never imagined that my kids would not have ...more

Reaching Beyond Your Limits - The 5th Practice of Mid-Life Revivification

 “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~e.e. cummings Jeez, you ask…how much more can I do?...more
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Finding Joy in Difficult Times

Have you ever felt like you’re going through a season where you must have missed God? Finding joy in difficult times can be a challenge sometimes.  Craziness is breaking out in your life, and you can barely keep it all together. Things seem out of focus and you can’t understand why. You were faithful, forgiving, loving…and still, you had people walk out, leave, or betray you. When you look back at the situation, you don’t know why it happened no matter how many scenarios run through your mind. Now, you’re simply tired of thinking about it....more

How to Stay Sane This Christmas: Taking 25 whole days to get ready

"Are you ready for Christmas yet?"I hear this question all the time and it makes me cringe. Because inevitably the answer is, "Nope, I'm not."I am not one who plans ahead what I will cook or craft. I don't ever have all my presents purchased no later than Black Friday.To be honest, we don't even have our tree up yet.I hope it will happen this weekend, but with the way our schedule looks, who knows?...more

Finding Strength from Within

Lately I've been fighting life. Family, friends, community, work ...everything and everyone. And it's time to stop....more

Are Your Holidays a Gateway to Joy or Depression?

I always have mixed feeling when the holidays roll in each year. There are hints of melancholy here and there. I usually end up looking at old pictures during the season and feel sad when I think about people I've loved who are no longer with me. Bottom line, I miss having them in my life. ...more
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A Night For Me

Saturday night, I was home alone.  My son was working and the gentleman I've been seeing was out of town for work.  I decided to indulge myself. As my son hates seafood, I rarely eat it at home.  So out came the pots and pans!  I made Shrimp Fettucini Alfredo.  It was delicious!! While I ate, I also indulged my love of reading.  I went back a few years and pulled out a classic.  "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier....more

Writing From Prompts (NaBloPoMo Day 9)

 I'm having a really hard time with these December NaBloPoMo prompts. It's not them; it's me. It's this time of year. It's my life, this season, this topic- Joy....more
I totally agree sometimes the prompts are not helpful. I found that to be true during the ...more

Design your Life

One morning (it could be a Monday), you look at yourself in the mirror and know that Today Is The Day.Are you so time invested, that you don’t know how to get out? Have you committed a number of years to someone or to career, that is leaving you exhausted and unhappy? Are you passion-less, dragging yourself into the next day or just plain know that there is something better for you out there?...more