Emotions, Health

Learning to Live

Friends, First, I apologize for being absent this last 6 weeks.  I will be honest and say I just didn’t feel like blogging.  I won’t however apologize for the raw nature of what I am writing today.  This is not an excuse but rather my attempt to rationalize my summer to date in my own… Read More Learning to Live

Children, Emotions

Lessons Learned from Volunteering this Weekend

This weekend I had the pleasure of volunteering at King Lincoln Park Day in Newport News, VA. It was a great day for a festival and being on the water we had relief from the heat due to a steady sea breeze.  We brought my three year old along as well hoping he would start… Read More Lessons Learned from Volunteering this Weekend

Emotions, Health, Time Managmeent

Sleep Habits

I have horrible sleep habits. I know this because it’s 11:45pm and I am researching cures for insomnia and better sleep habits.  I have tried many techniques, mediation before bed, TV on and TV off, wedge pillows, sleeping in all kinds of positions, the list goes on and on.  I can’t blame just one thing… Read More Sleep Habits

Children, Emotions

Lessons from a three year old

My son turned three this week.  Everyone says time goes so fast with a little one and before you know it they are grown.  I’m not sure I agree totally.   There are days and weeks that went by so slowly while he struggled as an infant with lactose and soy inteloerance, his second year… Read More Lessons from a three year old

Emotions, Health

Just Do YOU

This week has been a mess, I will readily admit it!  My husband has been at a search and rescue conference since Wednesday.  To all you single moms out there, bless you.  It is hard work being everything to a toddler and getting no break! Plus add the joys of potty training and stressful work… Read More Just Do YOU

Emotions, Health

Miracle Morning

So I read a new book, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM), by Hal Elrod, during a recent business trip and it really hit home. So I decided to give his 30 day challenge a try. For anyone struggling with motivation, relationships,positivity, direction, I would recommend trying it… Read More Miracle Morning

Emotions, Health

It’s the Journey – Not the Destination

Yes, it’s a bit cliché.   It’s something we hear all the time, something we see all the time, but have you ever actually thought about it.  I hadn’t until I was sitting in the doctor’s office last week and he said it as he was examining my foot.  He said, you know, it’s not about… Read More It’s the Journey – Not the Destination

Emotions, Faith

Your Will

   This week when I heard that Joey Feek had passed away I was angry as if it was personal.   When I scrolled through Facebook on March 3rd and saw the posts remembering one of the groomsman from my wedding that passed away three years ago while doing what he loved, fighting a fire,… Read More Your Will


Winter Blues

It’s been an emotional couple of weeks for me.    That period after the holidays always seems to be tough.  Work seems to pile on due to new goals and the days are long but daylight is short.  To top it all off, several friends and family members have lost family members this month.  I… Read More Winter Blues



I went and got my second tattoo today…here is why I joined the #semicolonproject It started 23 years ago, this month, when my grandmother, who I learned later suffered from bipolar, made the choice to end her life.  I was a teenager and very close to her, I was devastated.  It changed our family dynamic… Read More #Iamdepression