Why I’m Dusting Off This Secret Hobby for 2021

Dear Daughters, I’m reviving a lovely little activity this year; one that promotes serenity, gratitude, and a more dynamic connection with nature. Writing Haiku! In case you are unfamiliar with this type of literature– A haiku is an unrhymed Japanese poetic form that consists of 17 syllables arranged in three lines containing five, seven, and five syllables,Continue reading “Why I’m Dusting Off This Secret Hobby for 2021”

Wisdom Practices For Creating a Joyful Life of Meaning (from my Grandma)

We are inspired by those who, despite unbelievable pain and hardship, have chosen to become victors. Judge Glenda Hatchett Dear Daughters, Let me tell you about my mother’s mother. Her given name was Anna, but her friends and family called her Ann or Annie. She possessed a sweet, sassy, joyful spirit and a fierce determination.Continue reading “Wisdom Practices For Creating a Joyful Life of Meaning (from my Grandma)”

The Hard Stuff: Overcoming Destructive Habits

Dear Daughters, Read this poem about overcoming destructive habits, relationships, patterns, thoughts. Now read this. I’m a victim and have no power. It’s not my fault. I see now. I’m responsible for my predicament. I walked around to avoid the trap. I chose a completely different path. And this. Despair. Denial. Accountability. Courage. Empowerment. YouContinue reading “The Hard Stuff: Overcoming Destructive Habits”

A Happiness Chemicals Chart

Dear Daughters, I saw this amazing chart on Facebook yesterday. I don’t know who created it but it’s a great visual reminder that we possess Feel Good Powers. Feel Good Powers that we just need to activate. Imagine if you did these activities EVERY SINGLE DAY? Mama Mia! I bet you’d be happy singing, dancing,Continue reading “A Happiness Chemicals Chart”

Thank You For Your Outrage, Now Do One Thing

Dear Daughters, Here’s a speak-out and stand-up list of things you can do to create and contribute to positive change. Just do one thing! An ounce of practice is worth more than tons of preaching. Mahatma Gandhi You must be the change you wish to see in the world. MAHATMA GANDHI Thank you for speakingContinue reading “Thank You For Your Outrage, Now Do One Thing”

Dear Mom, Here are 8 reasons I’m so grateful for you

Unconditional Love. I’ve always felt loved by you every single day of my life. That, no matter the size, nature, or number of stumbles I’ve made, you love me. Loving me without conditions and judgement is the greatest gift you’ve given me. Thank you, I love you. Telling me I’ll feel better after I shower.Continue reading “Dear Mom, Here are 8 reasons I’m so grateful for you”

HOW WILD LAUGHTER EXERCISES CAN KICK YOUR STRESS TO THE CURB

Dear Daughters, Life can be extremely stressful. For instance, like right now, during the Coronavirus Pandemic. Sometimes you might feel like you can’t remember NOT being stressed. When exhausted, pissed-off, anxious, and binge-eating is your everyday normal. When you can’t recall the last time you laughed your butt off because you’ve lost your sense ofContinue reading “HOW WILD LAUGHTER EXERCISES CAN KICK YOUR STRESS TO THE CURB”

Create a Storyboard of Who You Want To Be

The challenge of life, I have found, is to build a resume that doesn’t simply tell a story about what you want to be, but it’s a story about who you want to be. Oprah Winfrey Dear Daughters, Who do you want to be? Not what, but who? This is the most important question youContinue reading “Create a Storyboard of Who You Want To Be”

The Poem: My Guide to Life

WHAT IS SUCCESS? To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent peopleand the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest criticsand endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty;To find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether bya healthy child, a garden patchor aContinue reading “The Poem: My Guide to Life”