The wait is finally OVER! The Take Time Toolbox is here and available for order! It’s about to be your #1 tool for self-care, self-love and self-appreciation! Imagine what it will feel like to have a clear focus for your self-care. Knowing that the things you are doing are the things that are going to make the... Continue Reading →
Autumn Bucket List – Enter to Win!
Let’s Play Another Game! There are certain traditions that happen only in the fall and what better way to make the most of them, than playing a game? Email us a picture, or tag us on Facebook or Instagram, of you completing the items on the Autumn Bucket List. For each image you send, you will be entered into a drawing for a... Continue Reading →
The Swoosh of the Backslide
Did you hear it? It was so quiet one would scarcely notice. The "swoosh" of the backslide. My backslide. Not even I heard it. I was just there. I missed all the warning signs that I'm sure were posted all along the way. Do you know why? I missed them because I was too damn... Continue Reading →
Past Me & Future Me
Today I have a special guest post... Let me introduce my little sister, Melissa. There is a 31-year age difference between my little sister and I, and up until a year and a half ago, we had no relationship. She grew up without me in her life, except for the every so often visit. Sadly, I... Continue Reading →
Nothing Changes If Nothing Changes
It has been almost four years since I wrote this post and it just amazes me how different my life is these days. Change can be hard and certainly scary but change is hope. Don't give up! How many times have you heard the saying, “Nothing changes if nothing changes”? How about the definition of... Continue Reading →
Have you lost your joy?
I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine who, I feel, has lost her joy. I say this because I remember when I lost mine. I remember just how I felt, how I acted and where I ended up. Joy vs. Happiness Joy and happiness are wonderful feelings to experience, but are very... Continue Reading →
No Need To Explain Myself
Updated... I wrestled with myself a little last week... I received an email from Kindle Direct Publishing for my ex's father's account. At one point, a few years ago, I was helping him edit and self-publish his books. I kept telling him I was not a literary agent nor an editor but he wanted my... Continue Reading →
I’m Still Laughing!
There are times when I just have to stop and remember how badly I screwed my kids up with my codependent behaviors. You know the old saying, "Monkey see, monkey do". And then I realize that today I am in a place that I can model a healthier and more fulfilling lifestyle. I am blessed... Continue Reading →
Finding, Loving, Trusting Me First by JoAnne Macco
This is an absolutely beautiful poem written by my blogging friend JoAnne Macco. Her blog, "Anything Is Possible!" is full of inspiration and encouragement! She is a constant encouragement to me and I know she will be to you, too! Before you found me I had to find me Deep in the forest, Singing to... Continue Reading →
For everything there is a season…
There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, (I am here but I will not be forever.) a time to plant and a time to uproot, (Sow within myself words of affirmation and dig out those negative tapes... Continue Reading →
I’m Not Getting Sucked In
I received a text message from my brother the other night. He let me know that he just got off the phone with my ex-boyfriend, M, and that M wanted my brother to give me his phone number. He explained to my brother that he was dying of cancer. I have friends that are still... Continue Reading →
It’s Not Better, It’s Different
If you’re anything like me, Christmas time can be so stressful. As a codependent and people-pleaser, I always want to do the best I can for those I love and it truly hurts my heart when I feel I have failed. No matter how much recovery I think I have, I still struggle with this... Continue Reading →