Thunderstorms

One of my fondest memories growing up in the country were the thunderstorms. There could be some doozies. First came the stillness … no wind, no birds chirping or crickets singing … it was so deathly quiet the hairs on the back of your neck stood up. Yet,...
Do you meditate?

Do you meditate?

“Meditation more than anything in my life was the biggest ingredient of whatever success I’ve had.” Ray Dalio, the billionaire founder of Bridgewater Associates — the world’s largest hedge fund firm. As the new year of 2017 started, I decided to begin the practice of...
When you open up to possibilities

When you open up to possibilities

A man should look for what is, and not for what he thinks should be. —ALBERT EINSTEIN (1879–1955) There have been times in my life when I wondered … “am I really making a difference and if so, what more can I do”.  I don’t question this often as I can see how...
There is no easy button …

There is no easy button …

“Do your hardest homework first, Denise. The rest will be easy & you’ll get it done faster. Then you can go outside to play.”    This is what my mom would say to me as I came trudging into the house whining about all the homework that I had to get done. What this...
The almost & could haves of life

The almost & could haves of life

Like most everyone else this past week, my heart was touched again from watching Tuesday night’s episode of This is US … Memphis.  This is US is a TV show allowing you and me glimpses into the stories of a family’s life of love & loss, success &...
Fall is the best time of the year

Fall is the best time of the year

I love FALL!  I love the cooler nights where I can leave the windows open and throw a quilt upon my bed having the heaviness of comfort it brings. I love the changing colors of the leaves … all the beautiful colors of burnt orange, fiery red, buttery yellow and the...