Have you ever had that conversation with a five-year-old? You know, the one where you make a comment or statement and they ask “why?” You explain it they ask “why” again? You may continue to explain or you may get frustrated and brush it off. But no matter how many answers you give them, they … More But, why?
As part of my 12-step program I have learned that most of my bad decisions have been the result of fear. I feel fear – so I react, fight or flight. I lash out or I shrink away. Even if the surface emotion is different when I look closely the core belief or emotion is … More Choose Love
It blew my mind that I almost got scammed. Not that I believe that I am better than others that have gotten scammed, actually it is more so that I doubt the ‘to good to be true’ so much that sometimes I know I miss opportunities. This time though, I did the research and while … More Almost Scammed
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. Time marches on, even as we are sheltered in our home. Time doesn’t stand still just because it seems that our world has derailed. Even though some days may feel as if the minutes crawl by, in reality time is moving at the same pace as it always has. It is … More What Are You Thinking About?
This morning I was thinking about the fact that in January, our daughter Jorjia achieved 4 years clean and sober. So, about 5 years ago, she was in active addiction and homeless. I was in awe thinking of the changes that have happened in those 5 years. Honestly, 5 years ago I couldn’t hand her … More 5 Years of Changes
Tears burning behind my eyes, Satan whispering constant lies. I never can do anything right, Just quit, stop, give up the fight. The pain it presses deep within, Screaming in the depths of me, I will not overcome this sin, I am a failure – I can not win, I am a loser and will … More Worthless
The first time that I remember someone telling me that I was being selfish and not thinking of others – not only shocked me – but made me angry! Who did they think they were?! Mind you, this was actually in a room full of people and this speaker was talking to everyone. But it … More Who Are You Thinking Of?
Well, It’s my first turn for a blog. I don’t know what to write about I don’t really want to write at the moment, to be honest. Trying to figure out what I should write about, what I should say. The last couple weeks I have been very reflective. I am working on a project … More A Change in Perspective
Recently I have been dealing with major mood swings. I have been battling a lot of depression and feeling overwhelmed. This being the case I have been exploring ways to cope with these feelings. One of the things that I have found helpful is coloring. I have always enjoyed being artistic, but when I am … More Color Me Happy
So, Mom introduced me to the Whole30; a diet that focuses more on changing your thinking rather than losing weight. Part of the Whole30 rules are no sugar allowed. That means no sugar, no glucose, no honey and no sugar substitutes. Let me tell you – I had no idea how addicted to sugar … More Hey Sugar!