How to Protect and Liberate Your Energy:A Guide for Introverts and Anyone Who Feels Drained

How to Protect and Liberate Your Energy:A Guide for Introverts and Anyone Who Feels Drained

You have a right to claim your energy. These are the wise words bestowed upon me by my writing sister, Karla. Karla is a few steps ahead of me on life’s journey.  She’s raised her kids and closed out her career (in teaching).  She’s confident when declaring enough is enough.  Me, I am the coin […]

4 Steps to Love and Independence

4 Steps to Love and Independence

Self-love brings to mind: me time, positive affirmations, massage therapy and um masturbation. Guess what?  There’s way more to it than that. We all know we need to love ourselves before dragging someone else into the mix, yet time and time again couples break up and within weeks one or both of them is in a serious […]

Poky Puppies and Hares with ADD: The Benefits of Taking It Slow

You know sometimes I try To take it fast in this life But it gets me down And I fall to my knees I take it wisely There’s no time, no time I got no time to keep up with you ~Mark Mallman, Baby Takes it Slow I plod along at 5.7 MPH on a […]

The Sweetness of Self-Reliance:How One Married Mom-Lady Found Her Way Home

The soul grounds us and the spirit frees us to soar.  ~ James Jordan, The Musician’s Spirit I constantly dream about my college years and my time as a singleton living in Chicago.  It’s as if my subconscious is stuck in my early twenties.  In my dreams, I am on endless walks across vast green […]

Love Thy Neighbor As Thyself: When Tragedy Brings Clarity

Inside the carefully packed cardboard box was: soup in Tupperware, homemade salad dressing, mixed field greens and a frozen apple crisp.  The package was really a box full of concern and caring for a family in the neighborhood who had experienced more than their share of tragedy in the last few years.  The latest misfortune being a […]

3 Elements of Exquisite Sex and Divine Writing

3 Elements of Exquisite Sex and Divine Writing

The lusty photo drew me in first with its tasteful mingling of eroticism and artistry. Next, the word exquisite made eye contact and winked at me.  Alluring, but ultimately it was heightened curiosity that led me to the intense pleasure of reading the Exquisite Lover series by Jack of F*cking in Brooklyn.  Jack’s lascivious and pleasingly poetic words […]