Strategic Silence

I have a lot on my mind. I have a lot to say, but I am not a talker. I am not into wasting words. On the other hand, I am truly turned on by real conversation! I love having conversations that stimulate the mind, make you think, and cause growth. Small talk is not…

Tea Time

I used to feel like I got cheated because I did not have a daughter when I felt like I was done having children. I wanted 3 children because for some reason my life always included that number so it feels pretty lucky for me. I wanted a GIRL!!! I mean why not? Growing up…

Influencing Others

Over the last couple of months, I have become addicted to listening to podcasts, audiobooks, and talk radio…more than listening to music. It was so strange to me at first but it feels like I am being more productive. I talk about reading more and improving so when I am driving in the car, sitting…

Dealing With Their Judgement

Whether we are home with family or in a room full of strangers, we are all being observed and judged at some point. What you are wearing, smelling like, how you are rocking your hair, what you are doing, saying, or otherwise is all being watched and someone will always have something to say. And…

Affirmations

I am someone who loves to help others. I want others to be able to have the strength and encouragement to get through anything. The ability to help people feel better is a gift but not one that many people have. It is not normal by a long shot, I had no idea! I was…

Trust Yourself

I have to admit something. I am very very very good at giving advice….that I do not always take myself. (I am laughing and shaking my head at myself). I know that I am not the only one. Right now I feel like, at my age, I am in-between life stages and still searching out…

Vacation Time!

Road trip! Cruise time! All-inclusive Beaches and Resorts! The lists goes on and on for what we define as a vacation. We all need them, the long and the short ones. Summer is coming to an end and that is when most people plan their vacations, although a lot of us will take them anytime…

For a Season or a Lifetime

Everyone one of us encounter people that come in and out of our lives. Some are there for many many years, others, for a month or just a few days. It has happened since our birth and will continue on until we are no more. Even when we cross paths with someone for a brief…

Building Self-Esteem in Children

Talking about helping to build self-esteem in your children can be a little scary. It is to me anyway. I take my calling as a parent seriously. It is scary to know that you can possibly determine how a little person will function in the world as an adult. I mean, can we really build…

WHO is writing your story?

Lately I have had so much on my mind and so many things to do that I have been forgetting what day it is! They are all running into each other. I thought that Friday was Saturday just because it had a “Saturday” pace. I know most people probably understand what that means. Sometimes Tuesday…

Why Won’t He/She just say I am Sorry

There are words we can use that will truly make someone’s day. We never know what has happened in someone’s life before we encounter them, so being a person who is mindful of that will help us in having a good day (if it started out that way) ourselves and making someone else’s better. When…

You Don’t have to Hate on Anyone Else’s “Snapback”

Ever since Beyonce had her babies, I have been seeing lots of posts and memes about her “snapback”. Yes, the girl is looking good after dropping two beautiful babies into the world, but so do you! We all have different shaped bodies and there are very few of us that go right back to our…