What “Adulting” Really Means

I am a little behind on my writing. The last couple of weeks have kind of been a whirlwind, and I have not had a lot of time to do anything except be on the go. I have been thinking all day about what this post should be about. I thought about writing something relating [...]

The Freedom To Be Me

I am not the most unique nor the most boring person. I am not the most beautiful, but definitely not ugly either. I did not come from an impoverished family but did not come from riches. My life has not been something from a Hollywood movie, but I can assure you it has not been [...]

The Trouble With Fear

When I was beginning my journey in sobriety, a counselor had me make a list of all of my fears (us twelve-steppers know this as a part of the fourth step). These weren't tangible things like spiders or snakes, but rather the aspects of life that made you want to run the other way. For [...]

A Change of Seasons

There is something incredibly comforting to me about the seasonal change from summer to fall. There are many of us who share this sentiment. It's our favorite time of the year. The temperature cools, the leaves change - even the smells change. And while there are also the cliche favorites like the pumpkin spiced latte [...]

The Spiritual Importance of Keeping Your Hobbies

I once read a quote by the famous 1960's columnist, Erma Bombeck. It read:  "When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I had not a single bit of talent left, and could say, I used everything you gave me." I posted it on my Instagram page and [...]

Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff (and other lessons that I have learned in 2017)

I was reflecting today on the things that I used to worry about. I used to worry about pretty much everything. "What needs to be done?" "What needs to be cleaned?" "Is this person mad at me?" "Should I eat this?" "Is coconut oil good for you?" "Am I gaining weight?" "Am I doing enough [...]

The Love of a Grandmother

It has been almost one year since my grandmother passed away. While I think of her daily, my fondest memories of her have been on the forefront of my mind over the last several days. If you have been fortunate enough to have experienced the love of a grandmother, then you understand how difficult it [...]