What’s on my Mind

Facebook asks, “What’s on my mind?” Loaded question! Today I’ve been thinking about my younger brother. Yesterday, he suffered a massive stroke. Today, he suffers the effects of that stroke. He’s had a hard life, all three of us kids (my sister, brother & I) had a...

Wait for it or Make it Happen

The last few weeks have been tough which has wreaked havoc on my emotions, which, in turn, wreaked havoc on my mind and body causing the dreaded stress hormone, cortisol, to run amuck. How?  It goes something like this: 1.  Stressor is introduced. 2. ...

Forgiveness

Ok so you had a bad weekend.  You ate that piece of cake, pizza, or yikes! an entire bag of potato chips (ME this weekend, I kid you NOT).  It happens to the best of us!!  Food simply feels good.  It comforts us and helps sooth our hurts and forget our pains, at least...

Father’s Day

I never really knew my father.  I knew who he was, but I never really knew him.  Without going into specifics, let me just say that unfortunate life events prevented us from communicating. I was raised by my maternal grandmother and a slew of aunts and uncles who I...

I Am

I grew up hearing the stories of the Bible.  One of my favorites was Moses and the burning bush.   As Moses is tending flock for his father-in-law, an angel appears to him in a bush that would not be consumed by fire.   Now this wasn’t something you see...

Tomorrow is Another Day

My very good friend, Becky, and I have a Scarlet O’Hara approach to life.  When we don’t really want to deal with something difficult or hurtful, we shrug our shoulders and proclaim, “I don’t have to think about that today. I’ll think...