We have these, call them, whatever you might preference at the moment. An epiphany, a catharsis, a smack in the face in expression, the reality of our lives. – Just when the seasons began to express their natural beauty, the leaves that decay to a certain brilliance, representing death and love all the same, Crisp … Read moreWhen the World Stops and Everyone Continues to Walk
If I had cancer, yet I didn’t know I had cancer I would not be very open to hear you tell me that I had it. If I wasn’t displaying any symptoms or feeling and effects I would call you misinformed. Especially if you were just my friend or co-worker, not even a professional. No … Read moreUnDiagnosed Sin
Is it the giddiness comes with your first kiss, perhaps, it was a lovely moment, we did fall in love, holding hands, strolling the avenue, wanting everyone to see, our smiles, our inward confusion. What is love, when people become dependent upon our own mortality. Is it simply giving grace, a greeting, a telling moment, … Read moreWhat Is Love?
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by a graduate of Hawthorn University, Michelle, who had stumbled across my blog. She said she liked what I was doing with my blog. She explained that she just started a company in May, 2017 and wondered if I would help her by writing an article about her … Read moreThe Story Behind Cornucopia- Care Packages for Cancer Patients.
Life really isn’t that complicated. We are the smartest species on this planet, yet we tend to cause the most chaos, and upright disrespect to our planet. I remember days I would be in the hospital asking the doctors if and when I become okay, how soon would I be able to start my life … Read moreSelf awareness
Did you know climbing some of the biggest mountains can leave climbers with symptoms that are very similar to heart failure? Death zones are places at the top of a mountain where low oxygen and poor weather conditions make even breathing a pain-filled struggle. A documentary on K2 detailed the descent of a group of … Read moreSummit
Background I was abused for 19 years by my father and others. Physically and emotionally. Then my dad died in ’92. For 6 more years, I would be physically and emotionally abused by my sister. At 25, I moved out, got married and I was free! From almost-daily emotional abuse. But. That day? That I … Read moreHouse Full of Hope
I am 13. The house is dark and still, except for the hypnotic hum of the freezer. I am Secret Food Ninja oozing through the family room towards said kitchen appliance. Pause, listen, both parents are snoring just a few yards away in the master bedroom. Can I free the chips from their icy prison? … Read moreSneaking Food
Wings wide. Feathers flying. Riding high. Going hard. Beating the air with all my strength. I took this picture recently on our family vacation to Siesta Key in March. This is Turtle Beach near Sarasota, Florida. Bright, breezy morning with the dawn on my shoulders, sand between my toes, and big, blue ocean in my … Read moreBird in Flight
I love my mom, and I think that’s something I should tell her more often. I should stop taking her for granted, and you should stop doing the same thing with your mom, if you’re blessed enough to still have one on this earth. Why this emotional post ? Well, seven years ago, my mom … Read moreDon’t Take Them For Granted