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Finding the Courage Inside

Courage comes from within you and there are a lot of times in your life that courage will be tested. If you need to gather up the courage to do something be it going on a job interview, a trip by yourself, or anything that’s new and scary. 149 more words

The Elusive Sense of Freedom

Where do you feel free?

I was having a conversation with my best friend earlier this week, and we were both bemoaning the fact that we’ve spent way too much time away from her family’s ranch in the middle of nowhere Texas (me more than her, of course). 570 more words

Single Life

To all single moms who need to set their priorities

I work a lot. Actually I lead a pretty hectic life. I’m a single mom, I have my regular job, I’m enrolled in an MBA program, I’m trying to build a school, paperwork, bills, groceries, house cleaning, cooking, laundry, car maintenance… and there’s all the stuff I try to fit in my overloaded days because without them I hardly feel human at all: friends, reading, writing, playing my piano, knitting, working-out and the occasional travel. 1,001 more words

Single Mom

The Washington Post offers Food for Thought

Food is fuel. It isn’t the escape from our problems and stressors. In fact, if we fight stress with food we end up increasing our problems as we increase our weight and waist lines. 260 more words


Food Can Never Satisfy a Hungry Heart

“For he satisfies the longing soul, and the hungry soul he fills with good things.”  (Psalm 107:9)

I love the holidays, especially now that we live in beautiful northeast Ohio, where Christmas lights are strung across real pine trees instead of around cactus.  546 more words


Are You Having Anxiety?

Just thinking of the word “anxiety” can cause anxiety for some of us. No pun intended. It’s a word that’s load with plethora of triggers.  For some of us, it’s a minor discomfort that we can easily adjust to but for some of us, it can lead to more physiological and psychological change.  355 more words


The Frog of Doom

A while back there was a Dead Lizard Incident in my house.  I found this unfortunate fellow in my Amazon box and consequently lost my ability to reason, but not my ability to purchase from Amazon (sorry Mad Dog).   456 more words