Do You Have a Love / Hate Relationship With Social Media?

I have my own heroes in the self help world.  I have followed and devoured the works of Marianne Williamson, Clarissa Pinkola-Estes, Oriah, Caroline Myss, and Robert Holden for years.  I haven’t chatted with them, they don’t know me, and yet, they have most definitely been some of the most influential people in my life. … Read More


You Can’t Cook a Turkey in 10 Minutes

“There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”   ~Zora Neale Hurston I have been accused of being a Polly Positive kind of person and my approach to 2017 was right in line with what you would expect.  At least that’s what it sounded like when I talked about it.  And I meant… Read More


What Healthy People Have In Common

The strangest thing keeps happening. Like this. I have a friend who is in her 60s.  I know this sounds a bit cliche, but truly, she doesn’t look a day over 40.  Folks are amazed and when they find out how old she is. often exclaim  “No way”, they say, “what good genes you have!”.  She… Read More


The Secret Behind Resolutions

  Are you still going gangbusters on your New Year’s resolutions?  I hope you are, but if you are like most, continuing change gets difficult.  You may even be completely off the track.  You are skipping the gym, arguing with your spouse, and ignoring the changes you decided to make. “I’m not disciplined enough to make… Read More


Happiness is Waiting for You

  “Ever since happiness heard your name, it has been running through the streets trying to find you.”  ~Hafez Have you seen the gratitude jar challenge?  This is where you write one thing a day to be grateful for and place it safely in a jar.  Then, at the end of the year, you pull… Read More


New Beginnings

Hey there – it’s me….  I haven’t written here in a while.  I could give you all sorts of reasons why and, trust me, they are valid.  But the truth is, I haven’t been present for my blog. Believe it or not….  it’s a heart’s desire of mine to write.  I overcome ego and fear each… Read More


How to Live With the Hard Questions

    Have you ever had a question you just INSISTED be answered?  Maybe it was about why the horrible breakup happened, why your body or mind won’t stop hurting, why the job didn’t work out as planned, or a plethora of other life situations you want to understand. Well…. I have.  Many times. And… Read More


I am White and I was born in Selma, Alabama

The horror of the past few days has touched a place of despair in me.  I can’t turn on the news.  I can’t bear to even read my Facebook feed.  The divide between the people I love seems insurmountable.  And it breaks my heart.  These people that I love with so many different colors would… Read More


It Is What It Is

My mother says this should be inscribed on my tombstone.  I say it often.  I don’t mean it in any sort of flippant, hair flinging, foot stomping, hand-on-the-hip kind of way.  When those words come flowing out of my mouth they are acknowledging something I cannot change.  Something that it is time to accept. There… Read More


Why Your Desires Matter

Those dreams and goals you have for your life?  They are both beautiful and necessary.  They keep you focused and moving toward the good morsels of life.  Goals motivate us to get our rear ends off the couch, to eat healthier, lose weight, save for retirement, manage our emotions, create meaningful relationships.  Good stuff, right? … Read More


Dream On

Do you remember your childhood dreams?  Everything was possible, wasn’t it?  And all the possibilities came without judgment.   I remember playdates where my own dream of traveling was equal to my friend’s dream of being a homemaker, or another’s of becoming president.  We didn’t call one dream better than the other.  Somehow we understood… Read More


Don’t Sweat the Big Stuff

I have been a collector of quotes for as long as I can remember.  I tuck them into pockets, scribble them in notebooks, create folders in my email, pin them in social media accounts…. pretty much saving them wherever I can find a spot.  I find comfort and inspiration in the written word and I… Read More