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Breaking My Silence: Why I Believe Faith is Like Love

“Why aren’t you writing? I want to see you on the computer writing again.” This may be the most romantic thing my husband has ever said. He knows how much I need to write. He understands how not writing weighs on me. More importantly, he believes in me. So, today I am going to break my […]

Are you striking a balance with the loves of your life?

Love is one of those indescribable intangibles. It’s more than a feeling, but an instinct. A connection with someone outside of yourself that can transcend time and space. A devotion and faith in the idea that your emotions are intrinsically intertwined with someone else’s emotions and feelings. Love is not always about specific relationships, but […]

The Dandelion Seed Waits With Hope

The billowy fluffs float on the breath of my little girl’s secret wishes. I watch her spread the dandelion seeds and smile. Who decided these were weeds anyway? I love dandelions. They are vibrant and stand alone until it’s time to change into impossibly soft wisps.  Then they wait until the wind slowly carries them […]

Kindness Always Wins

I am sensitive and last week I was hurt more than once by the same person. I forgave one time and tried to convince myself that I had to be compassionate and understanding. I had to be the one to swallow down the insulting accusations and insinuations. Then three days later I was attacked again. […]

Love is Kept Within Our Soul

This is the 12th post in the 15-Day Blog Writing Challenge. Sometimes it is through unexpected conversations with my children that I discover what I believe to be true. Instead of me guiding them, they are guiding me and solidifying my spiritual self. They give me perspective. They are pure of heart. They are what is […]

Nothing Sexier Than A Supportive Partner

I recently wrote about the intense program I am doing at my gym three-days-a-week. I wrote about how sore I feel – all the time. About how motivated I am. About how I am learning to make my health a priority. What I didn’t write about is how fortunate I am to have a strong support system. I am only […]

Have You Filled Someone’s Love Bucket Today?

“Mommy, I love you so much,” my five-year-old daughter said sweetly with her big blue eyes gleaming. I was taken off guard, but before I could say anything in response she said, ” I just filled your bucket.” I smiled and said, “I love you too my beautiful girl. ” I wrapped my arms around […]