A snooty, wealthy suburban housewife in an electronic ankle monitor and a 10-year old who gets into his grandmother’s edible brownies? Really? During a virtual meeting with A Good Read Book Club recently, I was asked how I came up with the plot for my novel. I tried to explain but really, the characters in […]
Don’t let anyone force you to compromise who you are for money. Not a company, not a companion, not a movement. Stick to your ideals. Value your values. At the end of the day, you will sleep better having done the right thing for the right reason.
This has been an unexpected year for all of us but we are now in our last month of 2020. What is stopping you from finishing out this year strong?? You can do it! Push through and don’t give up hope!
Every answer is not on YouTube or Google. There will be problems your friends can’t help you solve. The question is “When you don’t know what might happen, do you want it badly enough to try anyway?” Fighting trees means using your experience and instinct in innovative ways no one can teach you. You know […]
It was Super Bowl XXXIII, the championship game between Denver and Atlanta. I was the hostess with the mostest until the 3rd quarter. Then, something happened that resulted in me being called “Un-American” for literally the only time in my life. I still don’t understand why everyone turned on me but I laugh every time […]
Dr. mOe Anderson is not only an author and speaker, but she is also a long time podcaster. She recently sat down (virtually) w/ co-host Alanna Sarabia for an interview to discuss her recent podcast on racism! They also talked about writing and life balance. If you missed the broadcast, they have posted it online […]
Inner peace is the antidote to chaos. Avoid spiritual bankruptcy by having multiple deposits of joy from multiple sources: family, community, exercise, socializing, work and more. Don’t wrap your sense of relevance around only one role. If you have balance in your life, when you lose one thing, you realize you haven’t lost everything and […]
The world seems upside down right now. We have global pandemics, job loss, strained relationships and bills due. Maybe you’re having trouble sleeping, difficulty focusing, changes in your appetite, irritability or headaches that won’t go away. Don’t ignore the yellow lights on the dashboard of your life. It’s time to schedule that nervous breakdown. Here’s […]
I have had two major abdominal surgeries along with a dozen or so other incisions, scrapes, cuts, and bumps. They make my skin darker or lighter. They change the texture of my birthday suit from satin to sand. My scars draw attention to themselves as if to say, “Look at me! I made it through!” […]
I cried like a two-year old at bedtime. Ugly. Loud. Passionate crying. It was an epic boo hoo of the sort reserved for devastating losses. I melted in the middle of DFW airport because I could not board my prepaid, uninsured, girls’ get away flight to Los Cabos, Mexico. We spent months planning an adventure […]