Strawberry Wine & Defining Moments

Flashbacks. I'm no stranger to them.  They are powerful and can alter my entire day if I allow it. Normally, when I experienced them; some not so great memories in my life creep up leading to panic attacks, tears, and feelings of fear. Oddly, I've been having flashbacks or reoccurring memories of things that are … Continue reading Strawberry Wine & Defining Moments


Time Suck 1: Me 0

I was so excited to have more time myself after my son started driving.  No more sitting in parking lots hoping he would hustle out of the locker room so I could hurry home to get dinner on the table by 8. No more getting up early to drive him to this or that random … Continue reading Time Suck 1: Me 0

Don’t go breaking my heart…

My heart is  broken.  By my husband. Marriage is BRUTAL.  One day it's smiles and sunshine; next the roaring midwest wind is ripping the skin off your cheeks. The two of you can be smiling, laughing, communicating; feeling like you have finally mastered the thing called marriage. In a fleeting moment, that moment of certainty can … Continue reading Don’t go breaking my heart…

Patience with a capital “P”

  So I have been MIA for the last couple weeks in my blogging.  It's not that I haven't thought about it, but rather, the plates I have been spinning crashed and fell. Have you ever noticed that when you are busy, you're not just busy,...but every possible even that could happen, does?  Story of … Continue reading Patience with a capital “P”

Assuming Positive Intent

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.  For, indeed, that's all that's all that ever have."   - Margaret Mead If you have ever worked in an office environment or any environment where you are close to a lot of people,  you are probably aware of how easily a negative tone can … Continue reading Assuming Positive Intent

Using Meditation to Practice Patience

My 7-year-old niece came to visit me this week.  Being a mom of a teenager, there's a lot of things I had forgotten about when dealing with smaller children.  For example, a meal can take 45 minutes to eat. Getting out the door is a much MUCH longer process.  Keeping them on task requires a … Continue reading Using Meditation to Practice Patience