The Subtle Art of Getting Back Up

We all have moments of failure. It’s part of life and to expect that everything is always going to go our way is immature, at best, and...

A New Way of Being

It’s been awhile. Can you feel the collective exhaustion in the world around us? I know I sure can. To say the world is weary is an...

Pride, Prejudice and Public Assistance

I come from a long line of hard-working people. I had my first job at fourteen and joined the military at seventeen. I was expected to...

My 30 Day Social Media Cleanse

There is no denying that the last few months have been difficult. I think everyone, to varying degrees, has dealt with some form of...

Life and Death and the Space In-Between

I think about death a lot. I always have, especially after my Mom died. Maybe it’s because it became a reality then and I couldn’t escape...

The Truth about Lying

Let’s be honest…at one time or another, every single one of us has told a lie. Whether it was a “white lie” (Why no, Susan, that orange...

Hate Mail and Other Fun Things

This has been a crap week and for 2020, that’s saying something. I have always tried my best to be wholly transparent and write from a...

The Problem Is, I Thought I Had Time

I met my friend Trent four years ago on a dating site. We agreed to meet for dinner and when he walked in, I smiled immediately. Short...

The Glorious Imperfection of Being Me

I am not perfect. I have flaws, insecurities and fears. I have done things that have caused me shame and embarrassment. These lessons...

The Heartbeat of 30 Years

My oldest child, Jake, will be 30 next month. 30. How is that possible when I still feel 30? Where have the years gone? My elders tried...

Waiting Well

God, it feels like I’ve been praying about this forever. I believe You put this dream in my heart and I am trying so hard to move in that...

Not One More

In 1996, in the presence of my former mother-in-law and a good friend from our church, I watched helplessly as my ex-husband held a gun...

Still

Happy birthday, Mom. Do you still say that to someone who's passed on? I guess its more for me than you, but still...Happy Birthday. I...

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