“Looking good girl!” I smiled, then inhaled once through my nose and exhaled twice through pursed lips. Half a mile in according to my pedometer. Just a half mile and I knew I wasn’t going to quit. It was cold, no exact temperature needed, I went by the lack of feeling in my fingers and … More Running and standing still
Sounds kind of cliche, but my hero is my mom. She always believes in me. When I tell her all of my plans and dreams, I know she believes they are possible as surely as I do. Her optimism and faith are a daily encouragement that I’m glad I can rely on. I hope to … More Daily Prompt: My Hero!
“Of good courage.” After reading this phrase over and over again during my morning scriptures or in church, I began to wonder what that usage meant. Good courage versus bad courage? Interchangeable with “good cheer”? I had to know and understand, what exactly I was getting myself into before I decided to write about having … More These Three Words
I read a lot, of pretty much everything, it’s where I find solace, knowledge and an appreciation that creativity is a true blessing. Finding this understanding of myself as a true creative spirit has been buried lately. Buried under job loss, wounded self confidence and a damaged self image. When I was younger I felt … More Bigger than my fears
I sat down in the middle of my freshly vacuumed living room today with the intent of developing my first Vision Board. I gathered some of my glossy periodicals, a poster board, a pair of scissors and a glue stick. In my collection were several “O” Magazines, Essence and InStyle. As I flipped through slick … More Survivors and Visionaries
One year ago this time, I wasn’t putting up my Christmas tree. I was in a hospital bed, enjoying some serious painkillers (the intravenous kind you get through a little remote) and thankful to be alive. I had gone into surgery to have fibroids removed. My doctor found a large cyst the size of a … More This Christmas