When It Was My Turn to Help

A reflection on helping my parent in 2020 Photo by CDC on Unsplash You know me better than I know myself. This separation has taken out a part of my heart, a part of me. Thank goodness for the phone and Internet so we can still hear each other’s voice. The first time I tried to walkContinue reading “When It Was My Turn to Help”

For Every Decision, You Have A Choice

Stress isn’t what kills you, it is the way you handle it. Photo by Ismael Paramo on Unsplash When You Let Your Stress Bury You You become so tired and you do so little of what fills you. Day after day, the jolting alarm clock comes way too soon. The bad dream you had extends into the dayContinue reading “For Every Decision, You Have A Choice”

Why I Stopped Asking People to Be Kind

And started teaching myself the true meaning of kindness Photo by Dayne Topkin on Unsplash We often call out to the world to be kind. You can find these messages on social media, painted on walls, and on t-shirts. The irony is that sometimes we even raise our voices to each other demanding the other person toContinue reading “Why I Stopped Asking People to Be Kind”

Learning About My Forgotten Family History

My quest to find out more about the women who came before me. Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash Shortly after my grandmother’s death in the late 1990s, my mother showed me some fragile and faded photographs of our family ancestors. For me, it was a powerful experience to get a better understanding of where I cameContinue reading “Learning About My Forgotten Family History”

The Nature of Wonder

Why we should start noticing the small things again Photo by Tanner Boriack on Unsplash A hundred amazing things happened to you today even before you finished your first cup of coffee. They were the little things that many of us take for granted because we are so used to their presence. For starters, you woke upContinue reading “The Nature of Wonder”

You Are Worthy in Every Stage of Your Life

There is only one of you in the whole Universe Photo by Suzanne D. Williams on Unsplash We may be perfect strangers, you and I. One thing I know for certain about you is that you are worthy. When you were born, someone celebrated because you came into this world. Someone held your hand and marveled atContinue reading “You Are Worthy in Every Stage of Your Life”

Reflect — Receive — Rejoice

Mantras to Start Your Day Photo by Patrick Schneider on Unsplash I can take the first stepHope is stronger than fearI can begin each day with purpose. I can make a differenceLet the light shine inIt only takes one spark to change the dark. I can do hard thingsObstacles give me strengthThis mountain was made toContinue reading “Reflect — Receive — Rejoice”