Modern Myths

As I continue looking deeply at the world around me and the life that I choose for myself, I've identified several areas of what's considered "normal life" that I find false, problematic and just plain wrong. This isn't necessarily new territory for me, I've always felt a strong sense that the world around me often... Continue Reading →

Read-Listen-Watch-Learn

I've had several conversations over the last few weeks with friends and family, sharing the books, movies, TV, podcasts and music that we're loving at the moment. I'm always interested in finding new and interesting information, in learning and expanding my horizons and I love getting recommendations from people I know. With that in mind,... Continue Reading →

Focused Intention for 2020

As a new year and a whole new decade approaches tomorrow night, I find myself reflecting on the last ten years and looking forward at what's to come. I imagine that many people are doing much the same right now, the beginning of a new year always seems to bring on the need to examine... Continue Reading →

All about Perspective

As we decorated our little Christmas tree last weekend and tried to get into the holiday spirit, I finally allowed myself to indulge in a moment of grief and disappointment. I let the tears flow and spoke aloud all of the ways that things are simply NOT OK right now. The house didn't sell so... Continue Reading →

What is Age, Anyway?

When I woke up this morning and climbed out of bed the aching pain in my lower back stopped me from standing up straight so instead I hobbled into the bathroom. As I stood stooped over the sink washing my the sleep from my face I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and... Continue Reading →

The Scariest Night

It was a completely normal night in 2001, nothing out of the ordinary at all. I had recently moved into a new home in a gated community in north Phoenix, a 2-story house with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a small fenced in backyard. This was a weeknight and I was home all alone, my... Continue Reading →

My plan vs. God’s Plan

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.Isaiah 43:2 So, our home still hasn't sold. If you've been following our progress at all, you'll know that it's been listed for two months now and other than one lowball offer early on, we've had no others. We've lowered the price $15,000 and we... Continue Reading →

Busy is a 4-letter word

I'm sitting with a small group of women, close friends catching up on what we've all been up to recently. As we each take our turn going over what is happening in our lives the common theme is that everyone is overwhelmingly busy and being tugged in a million directions, so busy fulfilling our obligations... Continue Reading →

Love Like a Dog

My mom surprised me with my first pet dog when I was five years old.  She was a little fluffy white ball of fur and energy named Charlie and I loved her immediately.  I spent every spare moment with her and she was patient and loving while I dressed her in my doll’s clothes and... Continue Reading →

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