Happy New Year! As we meander through the month of January, it’s been prime time for some annual reflection and recalibration. Balance and progress. That’s what this post is about today. It’s a long one, but hopefully, you can all sort of relate. I’ve been making decisions about what I’d like to accomplish both creatively […]
We The People?
I keep seeing these things going around Facebook. You know what they are, because you’ve seen them too. Stuff like: – “If you’re an American and a Christian, you’ll do/believe/say X.” – “The Democrats are fools because of such-and-such.” – “Republicans are idiots because fill-in-the-blank.” – “Liberals are the devil’s spawn because…” – “Conservatives are […]
Beware the Stories You Tell
Once upon a time, there was a beautiful princess… Yes, that is one kind of story. But that is not what I mean by the title of this post. Stories are everywhere. On television and movie screens, in books and magazines, and told by parents and grandparents to children all over the world. They flow […]
Purpose on Purpose
In my last post, I talked about intention versus attention. So, let’s further the discussion, and talk about purpose. We’ve all thought about it. Usually, as a young teenager or when going off to college, the question is “What’s my purpose in life?”. Or, if you have been reading self-help books for a while, […]
What Are You Paying Attention To?
This morning, I came across this great blog post – https://whenwomeninspire.com/2018/02/21/intention-vs-attention-laurie-buchanan/. I highly recommend reading it! The post is fairly short, to the point, and really gets you thinking. In it, guest writer Laurie Buchanan talks about the difference between intention and attention. This is something I am willing to bet most people don’t think about […]
What’s Going On?
So if you are an American woman in your forties, like I am, you may have seen a recent article called “The New Midlife Crisis” (http://www.oprah.com/sp/new-midlife-crisis.html). Even if you don’t follow Oprah.com, it has been getting shared through Facebook so quickly you can practically see skid marks. The author, Ada Calhoun, asserts that women in […]
A Quick Update
Hello, everyone, and a Happy Easter this weekend to those who celebrate! Since it has been ages (yet again) since I have posted, let me give you a quick rundown of what’s been up. Unfortunately, not much. 2017 ended on a high note, but so far 2018 seems to be a series of minor disappointments […]
Life… and Perspective
After a long battle with dementia, my father-in-law passed peacefully in his sleep very early yesterday morning. He was a wonderful, kind, generous, and loving man. He was the best man at our wedding. That should give you a clue as to his character. After all, how many sons have you known to ask their […]