Inspiring, By Simply “Being”

I sit here reminiscing about the most gorgeously souled images of mentors, sages and generous girlfriends who have graced my life across time. Women whom I would be honored to model myself after and that truly have taught me so much just in their “being.” When I was a child (elementary age) and I had a rough day at school, I would come home and … [Read more...]

The Gifts of Perfect Imperfection

Perfect Imperfection

I let my dog Bodee out and was walking around the yard with him.  I feel that since my life is less rigorous in the sense of going to a work environment, I have had more time to break away and  have a stronger, relaxed sense of attention.  I notice all kinds of things, perhaps in a more depth-like way than before.  Some days are definitely better … [Read more...]

Fear, Faith and Letting Go: Seven Life Lessons

Life lessons gained from attending a wilderness camp.

  “The first summer I was scared out of my mind. The environment was all new to me. I was a kid from Alabama, getting ready to go white water rafting, with fast moving water and lots of rocks. “ When Lindsay was 15 years old and agreed to volunteer as a staff member at a wilderness bible camp in Montana, she had no idea what influential … [Read more...]

Worry Will Change Nothing

A mother's advice about managing stress while raising a daughter who has congenital heart concerns.

I have had the pleasure to meet Miranda (27 years old) through a military wives group that I started on Facebook soon after a move to my area. I began to get to know her through daily sharing and comments through Facebook.   I was most struck with what she shared about her beautiful family. I began to realize the great big love that she has for her … [Read more...]

Retreat . . . . A Process of Clarity

Power and clarity with the intention of retreat and making space.

Sometimes stepping back, retreating if you may, is a necessity to reconnect to self and others, heal wounds, rejuvenate energetically or to create a plan to move forward.   Retreat does not always have to be alone.  Sometimes, we may need to take space, while reaching out to those that support us.  It does not mean that we are inactive either.  We … [Read more...]

Truth Prevails: The 10 Drawbacks of Lying

In my quest for learning, I have been reflecting upon the human choice of lying (or deceit) versus telling the truth. It is a presenting concern at the root of why many people (all ages) seek counseling. All kinds of instances of it are present in our media daily. Lying can take such a big toll on personal and professional relationships. When their … [Read more...]