12 Ways To Know You Are Stuck

It’s Independence Day in the U.S.A. and I was thinking about what that means to me. Don’t worry – this won’t be a political post.  Hopefully, it will be a little deeper than that. When I think of this country, and what it is supposed to stand for, I suppose the first word that entersContinue reading “12 Ways To Know You Are Stuck”

Let Them Gossip

I have always been a private person.  Like most introverts, I have always stayed out of other people’s business and expected the same in return.  I used to have a really hard time with being gossiped about – especially since gossip is 99% exaggerated lies.  I mean, it would enrage me to be lied aboutContinue reading “Let Them Gossip”

Love is Love

Love.  Something we cannot live without.  We desire to give and receive love- on many levels, not just romantic.  It’s basic human instinct and is vital for our soul and emotional health to thrive just as oxygen and food and water are necessary for our physical body. Why, then, is love so hard?  Why can’tContinue reading “Love is Love”

Strong Women Haters

This is a touchy subject for me.  Growing up I was called “stubborn”, “defiant”, “moody”, a “bitch”, “opinionated” – I never seemed to go along or get along in the family as the only girl with two brothers being raised by my father. For twenty years my father used all his Army Reserve Psychological OpsContinue reading “Strong Women Haters”

Fear Energy

If there is a silver lining at all to the 2016 American Election Cycle is that we have very visible proof of what what happens when an entire nation is frozen in fear.  Both sides of the election made the entire thing about which side we needed to fear more.  And the fear-mongering continues on still.Continue reading “Fear Energy”

Achey Breaky Heart

Sometimes the pain we feel is so intense that we think our hearts could explode.  Just know that your heart cannot actually break from this pain. Sure, stress and trauma can cause damage to your body – that’s not the kind of breaking I am talking about.  I’m talking about the kind of heart breakContinue reading “Achey Breaky Heart”

Life is Short

I’m creeping up on the 5-0 and will reach that milestone in a couple years.  On my latest birthday I got to thinking about just how different 50 is to my generation than what it was to the boomers.  At my age, my mom was a grandmother (though she looked so young) and had lessContinue reading “Life is Short”

Mothers and Sons

Show me a mother with a son and I will show you woman trying very hard to raise a man who treats women well, is responsible, hard working and a person who will make a fine husband and father one day.  Not in all cases, but my experience is that this is what we wantContinue reading “Mothers and Sons”

Never Too Old

At age 42 I was completely lost.  I had never gone back and finished my degree.  I spent 20 years working or volunteering in jobs to support my children’s interests. All my friendships were also centered around the teams, groups and events in which my children were involved.  My life was my kids and helpingContinue reading “Never Too Old”

Givers and Takers

Relationships are tricky.  It’s hard to know who to trust and who you can open up to – versus who is taking notes to use against you one day.  If only we could sort our friends in to groups so we would know where we stand. There are, in fact,  two categories that we canContinue reading “Givers and Takers”