Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do, or that he can't do it on his own. - John Gray Marcy felt strangled after receiving unsolicited advice time and time again, she told her much-loved friend, Jennifer, "I appreciate that you are trying to help me, I … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice the Masked Relationship Killer

Facebook does not define who you are

When flipping through channels on the television we hardly ever become emotionally involved to the point we feel discouraged. We don't say to ourselves: Hey look, she always has a bright and shiny demeanor. Why can't I be more like that? She doesn't side with my political or religious views. I might as well unfollow … Continue reading Facebook does not define who you are

Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

I walked through a large portion of my life with the desire to leave a soft spot for people to associate with. I, in person, was a landing-place. My high school year books, filled with student signatures, held a common theme, "Such a nice (sweet) girl." I believe being loving and gentle has its place … Continue reading Get Out of the Clouds – Solidify Those Words

We Need To Practice Letting Go

If we have too many worries, fears, and doubts, we have no room for living and loving. We need to practice letting go. - Thick Nhat Hanh Breathe. Let go. Listen - hear what is good. Live this moment.You are here today. Inhale it. Undo the counting of the hours, for what do they matter? … Continue reading We Need To Practice Letting Go

Letting It Go

Who was she? We were leaving the parking lot when I noticed a large white handbag laying on the grass next to the curb. "Stop, stop, stop! There's a ladies purse out there!," I said to my husband as I pointed out the window. He stopped the truck. While I called the management at the … Continue reading Letting It Go

Prelude of Patience

The thruway is filled with angles and turnabouts. I gently apply the brakes and double check the map, "God, is this really what you want us to do?" He acknowledges with a yes. We are on the journey as planned - with an exercise in patience that is well-defined in the prelude.

Hit the Small Business Time Clock

I forget now and then to shut off the small business owner mindset. I recently sold goats. The process began with me catching goats (quite the feat for a short middle-aged woman), and then I moved them to a holding pen. When the buyers arrived, I helped move the goats from the convenient holding pen … Continue reading Hit the Small Business Time Clock

Opening The Mind – Ask And Listen

I will admit, until today I did not understand the value of texting. Texting, to me, feels cold and empty.  Texting is a good way to say, "Hey, it is raining here, how about there?" I attended one of my favorite Twitter chats today, #poCChat (The Power of Connection).  The discussion wrapped around understanding Generation … Continue reading Opening The Mind – Ask And Listen

I (Really) Don’t Want This!

I hope you have time to sit down with me today.  Sit in a comfortable chair.  Take a moment.  I want to share something with you. I have stood in my front yard during times of distress and uttered loudly - thank goodness my neighbors could not hear - I do not want this! I … Continue reading I (Really) Don’t Want This!

The Many Faces of Fear

If I were to say I am fearless it would be a lie.  Can I really say that I never feel uneasiness? Not with honesty. I give the two faces of fear names, Real and Perceived. The face of fear when someone does not want to speak with their new neighbor because they are covered … Continue reading The Many Faces of Fear