My husband loves yard work. Me, I tend to stick to the inside chores. I have all my life. Growing up and not having a yard to take care of, I didn’t learn or appreciate what it takes to maintain one, but my husband grew up doing his assigned outside duties. One beautiful, blue-skyed day, … Continue reading Rewards


Traditionally on Halloween our family visits a ghostly, wildly decorated house in town. The owners go all out with spooky embellishments complete with a graveyard, a pirate ship that shoots ‘cannons’ every 15 minutes, and zombies. For decades they’ve hired town police to direct traffic and allow crowds of people to walk through their yard … Continue reading Changes

A Phone Charger, Candy Bars, and Life’s Purpose

I recently had the pleasure of going to Kripalu in Massachusetts to take part in the Abundant Magic seminar with Elizabeth Gilbert and Rachel Cargle. A relaxing, yet exciting weekend, with Rachel impressing the importance of knowing our highest values and Elizabeth inspiring us with every word she spoke. In addition to the seminar, I … Continue reading A Phone Charger, Candy Bars, and Life’s Purpose

Grandma, What Big Eyes You Have: Abandoning Childhood Survival Tools

My grandmother was a strong and stunning woman. As a child, I would intently study the way she looked. Her brown hair pulled perfectly into a bun…Her pink lipstick complimenting her glistening skin…And most of all, her big, brown, beautifully expressive, eyes. Back in the day, my mom would drop me off to spend an … Continue reading Grandma, What Big Eyes You Have: Abandoning Childhood Survival Tools

Thoughts For Today

As we all know by now, Russian troops have been invading Ukraine, leading to innocent people dying. They’re either purposely being targeted or in the wrong place at the wrong time, but lives are being lost all the same. I’m embarrassed to admit how little I know about the ‘why’ of these actions. And even … Continue reading Thoughts For Today

Self-Discovery Through The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron, takes the reader through a 12-week spiritual program to unblock creativity. Activities include Morning Pages, artists dates, and other weekly activities to unblock the artist within. Though not perfectly, I completed the program and walked away with many insights about myself and life in general. The Morning Pages required … Continue reading Self-Discovery Through The Artist’s Way, by Julia Cameron

Gifts Unexpected

Brooke Shields is reviving her blue jean commercial career. She’s modeling Jordache Jeans and showing the world what fifty-six looks like. When I heard this news, I was like; “Wow, Brooke Shields looks great!”.  Then I thought “They still make Jordache Jeans?”. Which brought me to reflect on my 12th birthday, way back in 1983, … Continue reading Gifts Unexpected

The Fear of Success…What’s That About?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again…I love my writing practice! It doesn’t matter if I’m journaling, composing an email, a blog post, a poem, or attempting a memoir; I love the writing process. So, I find it crazy how I almost never started due to fear. I sometimes recognize a fear that … Continue reading The Fear of Success…What’s That About?

Success or Not Success (That is the Question!) 😊

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines success as a “favorable or desired outcome.” What does success look like to you? Is it freedom, is it happiness, is it seeing something through to the end? Or is it money, a big house, and a fancy car? Success is none of those things to me. It is internal and … Continue reading Success or Not Success (That is the Question!) 😊