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...]

With rigid rules, dare to ask the question, “Is this the humane thing to do?”

Is this the humane thing to do?

Theodore Roosevelt said it well, “Rules are not necessarily sacred, principles are.” Through a number of events that occurred in the last couple of days, I have had a fire lit underneath me and a wish to scream out, ‘Do we have to have such rigid rules people? What about flexibility and compassion? Can we think outside of the box just a little?” I … [Read more...]

Quote of the Day:

"Argument is meant to reveal the truth, not to create it." ~ Edward de Bono ~ … [Read more...]

Synchronicity in Savannah

Wandering through Savannah and a synchronous unfolding that occurred.  No coincidences.

Savannah, oh how I learned to love thee I so appreciate the synchronicity That played out in front of thee Perhaps, there are no coincidences in history And everything happened just the way it was meant to be 300 year old mighty Oaks line the way Many branches dangle with Spanish mossy display Massive trunks and long waving branches … [Read more...]

Dream Kick-off Through Storytelling in Savannah

Stories through Savannah Adventures

I have been blessed with the opportunity to get to travel.  Some of this touristing has been initiated as an area of interest to visit a new place nd others have been a victim of circumstance from my husbands whereabouts with work in the military.  I appreciate discovering cities, delicious new foods and especially to explore the essence of a city … [Read more...]

Breaking Patterns

"Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, yet expecting different results."  ~  Albert Einstein ~  This is a favorite quote of mine.   It has always assisted when I find myself repeating a pattern that I wish not to, step back and take a look about what I need to different and start anew. … [Read more...]