Finding the Courage To Share Your Story

"How do you share such personal, detailed information in your blogs?" I admit, it was terribly daunting at first, particularly after going to great lengths to hide my online posts from my ex-husband. He took immense pleasure in using such information against me and it took me a long time to feel comfortable with writing … Continue reading Finding the Courage To Share Your Story

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How To Replace Hate With Love

We don't say it enough. Maybe to our family and close friends, we do, but what about to those we haven't seen in a while? Today, I saw a tweet that encouraged everyone to text 5 people "I love you" and, without hesitation, I decided to do it. I chose 5 people I thought needed … Continue reading How To Replace Hate With Love

How Our View Of Success Defines Our Legacy

 SUCCESS - (n.) The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. a. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. {archaic} The good or bad outcome of an undertaking. "Success" means different things to different people. It's how each of us defines success that dictates the … Continue reading How Our View Of Success Defines Our Legacy

Successful Relationships: Take Care Of the Vessel

I want to talk about relationships. Whether romantic, platonic, familial, professional, or neighborly, the dynamic of the relationship doesn't matter; it's how we conduct them that dictates whether our relationships fail or succeed. I've seen many dysfunctional relationships throughout my life which have left me wondering if those involved understand why their relationships fail. I … Continue reading Successful Relationships: Take Care Of the Vessel

Record Your Life: A New Journal Idea!

If you anything like me, you will: want every journal in existence, even if you have no idea of what to write in them all; be overly ecstatic when you find a really good idea for journaling; want to share your great idea with other journalers so they can do it too! I want to … Continue reading Record Your Life: A New Journal Idea!

Does Kindness Matter?

https://www.facebook.com/kindnessorg/videos/1553787711355526/ Every day, as I look through my social media feeds, I am struck by the amount of vitriolic hatred spewed in post conversation threads for merely having a difference of opinion. How did we get to a point where it's not enough to say, "I'm sorry, but let's just agree to disagree on that … Continue reading Does Kindness Matter?

How To Deal With Uncompromising Right-Fighters

This morning over breakfast, Chris and I were talking about past experiences with uncompromising people in positions of power. He told me about the time he was working in a retail camera store ~ a lady came in and asked for help with a self-serve machine. The store was empty and there were 3 other … Continue reading How To Deal With Uncompromising Right-Fighters

Why Recording Our Family History Is Important

Before a couple of days ago, I didn't know what my paternal grandfather looked like. Funny how a post {by a 2nd cousin}, in my Facebook feed, sparked a stream of thought that would eventually lead to a renewed interest in my family history...and this blog post. In my cousin's Facebook post, she reflected that … Continue reading Why Recording Our Family History Is Important

Remembering the Stories Behind the Memories

Facebook brings back memories through old "On This Day" posts and images; whether or not we like or want them, we get them daily. It's not that I mind those memories; some of them elicit smiles, laughs, and sentimental fondness; others are bittersweet reminders of the past. When I look at this picture, I can't help … Continue reading Remembering the Stories Behind the Memories

Why You Should Never Piss a Writer Off

Who would ever be okay with their assholery immortalized in someone's book? If you knew that you might end up roasted in someone's book in the future, would you act differently toward people? I doubt most people would even care. Writers can and do exact their "revenge" through their work by creating characters based on the … Continue reading Why You Should Never Piss a Writer Off