Adventure Day: A Dare

There was a point in my life where we moved a lot. This meant new cities, new states and new surroundings… and new opportunities. When you land in a new environment, there are basics that have to be figured out pretty fast: where to get groceries and gasoline, the restaurants you want to frequent, and…

Changing Up

Embracing change encourages growth and resilience.

Tumbleweeds or Oak Trees

Teresa Lund is a supporter, encourager, and fantastic writer in her own right. She volunteered to write posts for me this year while I struggled with loss, the resulting lack of words, and mild depression. She always reached out to strengthen just when I really thought I couldn’t take another breath. Her posts really touched…

When Little Things Matter

Hey, thanks for stopping to read this. I’ve been a little sporadic lately, the posts haven’t been going up twice a month as I had promised. And for that, I apologize. Like millions of other people, I did my level best to be bullet-proof. But I’m not. It really hit me after graduation. It’s like…

Powering Through

One summer, my husband I bought a Kayak. I’d done a lot of research and found an inflatable one with excellent reviews that fit our budget and space constraints. We had both canoed before, and Jack had once owned a sailboat. A kayak is a little different, and an inflatable differs from a hard body….

When Stars Scatter

Do you remember the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? Although some of the finer points have been lost to me over the years, I remember that Ferris faked sick so he could stay out of school. Once his parents were sufficiently convinced of his feverish illness—all carefully executed—and his parents on their way to work,…

The Astounding Effect of Little Changes

As bored summer kids in Sterling, Ohio, my brother and I used set pennies on the railroad tracks. The train would flatten them out and stretch them commensurate with the number of cars that ran over them. The grownups who learned of our adventure discouraged us because of the possibility that anything on a track—even something as small…

True North

What happens when the beliefs we’ve carried around our whole lives turn out to be untrue?

Can What You Put in Your Mouth Affect Your Positivity?

Many years ago, a friend of mine slipped and fell on the ice dislocating their shoulder. Because of the timing, I was the only person they could reach to take them to the hospital. Having a bone out of joint causes extreme pain. Muscles are stretched in ways they were not intended. As I drove…

Nurturing Your Dreams

Up until I read Millionaire Success Habits, by Dean Graziosi, an underlying belief I carried was that that life constantly fought against me. Since reading his book, and taking the above quote to heart, the tumblers of life have begun falling into place more and more. Since changing circles of influence several times over the…

Are You On the Road to Success?

While driving back from an appointment, I got trapped in a pocket of cars going slightly under the speed limit. If I stayed with it, I would not be able to move over and would miss my exit. If I missed my turn off, it would be two more exits before I could turn around,…