Tag: #gratitude

Want to join me in a gratitude challenge?

Want to join me in a gratitude challenge?
This weekend as I was working on my latest book about a magical house called The Little Stone House on the Corner, I decided that the main characters are going to do a six-week gratitude challenge. I don’t want to give any other details from the book away, but I decided to also join in too.... Read more »

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!

I can be a difference maker and so can you too!
Sometimes I feel like what I do doesn’t matter. I try to be a supportive mom, a caring daughter and a positive person to others, but most days I feel like it is not enough. Maybe everyone has this deep desire to make a difference and to be a person of action and change, but... Read more »

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?

Is today a self-ish or self-less day?
Today is Mother’s day; I am a mother, and I have a mother still here with me. I know that I am lucky for both of those facts since many people I know have experienced the death of their mother and quite a few people I know are struggling or have struggled with infertility. The... Read more »
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Crazy little thing called love

Crazy little thing called love
My mother’s dog Molly was diagnosed with a heart murmur recently. We thought since she is only 9 years old, we would have a little time for things to get worse. On Sunday that changed when her little heart was beating so fast, and she couldn’t stop coughing. After a late night trip to an... Read more »

Know what matters

Know what matters
There has been so much going on lately with work and family events that most days my head is spinning. I often look ahead and wish that time would go by quickly so that my life can be calm again, but I know that I regret doing that when my daughters were young. I remember... Read more »

Quiet Your Mind and Listen

Quiet Your Mind and Listen
A couple of years ago after getting in a car accident, I wrote about one of the big questions in life asking “Does Everything Happen For A Reason?” Once again I am thinking about that question in order to understand some of the disappointments that I have encountered lately. Is life random or is there... Read more »
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Do you spend one on one time with your kids?

Do you spend one on one time with your kids?
When I was a single parent to three young daughters, I craved time alone with each of them. I loved doing things all together and I still do, but it can be challenging. There is and was definitely more group surface conversations and then there were even disagreements about what to do or where to... Read more »

Candy every day or to be healthy?

Candy every day or to be healthy?
In October, a friend told me about a healthy cleanse that he and his husband were starting, and since I have been steadily gaining weight over the years, I decided to look into it. My weight gain is really only about 1 pound a year, but at 54 years old that is at least 20... Read more »

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?
I love books and articles; I get lost in the process of reading and in writing. Lately though, I have been getting hit with low viewership on my blog and with my e-books as well as rejections from literary agents for the third book I wrote. Friends and family have encouraged me to stay positive... Read more »
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Are you ready for tonight? #Oscars

Are you ready for tonight? #Oscars
Audrey Hepburn was quoted as saying, “Everything I learned I learned from the movies.” I absolutely love getting lost in a movie. If money and time were not an issue, I would go to the theater more often to watch them on the big screen with my container of popcorn. Renting and watching them from the library... Read more »