I have headaches. I've had headaches since I was five. Migraines. Incessant pounding with every heartbeat. Excruciating pain that pulses through my head. They can last for days; often for more than a week. I carry my stress in my back and neck. Painful muscular knots begin near my scapula and work their way upwards… Continue reading When stress incapacitates
"Dancing is moving to the music without stepping on anyone's toes, pretty much the same as life. ~ Robert Brault Combining two families into one home is a tricky feat until you find a system that works . . .and works well. It may be even more difficult when one family is your adult daughter's… Continue reading The Dance
Some days. . . It's easy to forget where I started and how hard I've worked to get where I am right now. Other days. . . The fears and insecurities and questions are circling around in my head and it seems the struggle will never end. I didn't work this hard with all the… Continue reading Survival mode
"Home is where the heart is, even if you can't remember what box you packed it in." ~ Unknown Packing up a life, especially one that has spanned 16 years in the same house, is difficult. I don't have a lot of sentimental attachment to "things" per se. I have memories which I will cherish… Continue reading Packing Life into Boxes
"Snowflakes are one of winter's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together." ~ Vesta Kelley I have to say, winter weddings are my favorite. I know most people prefer spring or summer, but something about the snow and cold outside and the warmth inside. . . The family… Continue reading Winter Weddings
"My future was a blank slate, and only I could write on it." ~ Carter Quinn I don't know what the future holds. I'm neither a seer or a psychic. I don't read cards, tea leaves or palms. I don't put stock in horoscopes altho they are good for a giggle. Life is a blank… Continue reading Blank Slate
https://youtu.be/Am7EI5tdaX4 Sometimes you need a sign -- something that confirms you're doing the right thing. For me, it was the moment after I was shown a house I am interested in making our home. I was sitting in the driveway, preparing to leave when this song came on the radio. Later that same day, it… Continue reading “Feels Like Home”
"Eighty percent of all choices are based on fear. Most people don't choose what they want; they choose what they think is safe." ~ Phil McGraw Life is a gamble at times. The odds may be good, they may be bad or they may be "ever in your favor." Destiny. Fate. Kismet. Serendipity. A month… Continue reading Life Changing Decisions — Part 2
"Passion is everything. A leader can't inspire without it. When you're surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible." ~ Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks Leadership. It's a big responsibility. I signed up for a CEU class thru my alma mater, Columbia Southern University. The class is titled,… Continue reading Are Leaders Servants?
"Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness." -- Anne Albers I'm not one much for abstract art. To be honest, I stink at discerning different types of arts or periods or whatever they're called. If it wasn't for the JumpStart 5th grade computer program, I would know nothing. I… Continue reading What’s in a Name?