Patrick Overton’s quote above has never been more relevant than his words are today. For me, New Year’s Eve has always sparked a magical sense of hope, and 2020 began the same way. But after the flurry of confetti and fireworks faded, the world seemed to tilt and began spinning out of control.
A global pandemic exploded into our lives and struck down everything that gave our lives balance. Family, friends, children, education, livelihood, jobs, health, unity, hospitals, income, bills, shopping, groceries — everything changed.
It’s been said authors espouse wisdom on the very topic they need most. My writing gives credence to the premise. Stories lurked in my mind throughout my life, but it took unraveling my secret past to discover my destiny.
Though I typically write fiction, hidden within the pages of every book I weave golden threads to inspire others to find their passion and live their dreams.
My mantra brands my writing––discover the magic!
Once I learned the truth, my childhood passion and destiny emerged with luminous clarity. But I have to admit the first steps were pretty scary. …
Everyone loves a good secret, but few can change your life. The simple notion — you become what you believe––isn’t a new concept. When I first heard these words, like most people, I shrugged them off as psycho-babble, but at a low point in my life, anything was worth a try. So, I did my research and found the premise historically reaches as far back as the Bible.
Throughout the ages, some of the greatest philosophers, inventors, scholars, leaders, poets, and teachers believed in the value and truth of this simple concept. …
Have you ever had an ah-ha moment…like a sudden gust of wind that swept away dense fog to reveal a whole new horizon? I have. When I finally conquered the bully in my mirror, a stone wall hiding my soul suddenly shattered. I understood how that girl in my mirror had sabotaged my life for decades.
I finally realized no one could steal my confidence regardless of what they said — not even the whispers of my own self-talk. I alone chose how I felt inside. Conscious or not, my beliefs held the secret to who I was, the direction…
We’ve all heard quotes about beauty––like these:
“When you do something noble and beautiful and nobody notices, do not be sad. For the sun every morning is a beautiful spectacle and yet most of the audience still sleeps.” ––John Lennon
“Beauty is only skin deep.” ––Sir Thomas Overbury
“Our task must be to free ourselves… by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.” ––Albert Einstein
“Beauty is power...” ––John Ray
“Beauty fades…” ––Judge Judy Sheindlin
“No matter how plain a woman may be, if truth and honesty are written…
When you look at the picture above, what do you see? The beauty of nature or the threat? Whichever you choose says something about your attitude. Do you see the positive or negative first?
As Star Wars Yoda once said: Do or do not––there is no try. The same can be said of attitude. The attitude we carry each day of our lives is either positive or negative––there is no neutral.
As I wrote my memoir, I stumbled with a nagging question lingering in the back of my mind. …
I’m crazy about quotes. Why? Because they make me think and give me inspiration to move forward toward my dreams.
Have you ever considered visionary icons who live life in abundance? Those creative geniuses who stepped outside a box and revolutionized the world. What did they do differently to realize such amazing childhood dreams?
Take Steve Jobs, for instance. He was put up for adoption at birth and dropped out of college.
Did that make him a loser? Not at all. A creative genius, he designed technology we never even knew we needed. …
According to Roman Catholic theology, there are seven habits that lead to immoral behavior: pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath, and sloth. It’s hard to deny those “seven deadly sins” wreak havoc in our lives today. Take wrath for instance, more typically thought of as uncontrolled feelings of anger, rage, or hatred.
Have you ever considered the consequences of rage? Just take a look at America’s culture. Young people taking to the streets, burning, rioting, and stealing from others they don’t even know––even murder isn’t off the table.
Rage consumes the soul and spawns hatred. …
When I unraveled the truth about my birth father, the devastation from decades of believing he’d thrown me away seeped so deeply into my core the damage produced an internal oxymoron. Like a cruel kindness, the contradiction continued to hold me captive.
A major battle loomed on the horizon––a struggle with an invisible enemy that hid in the corners of my mind. Battling the bully in the mirror was like fighting my own shadows.
The image I envisioned when I thought of a bully was a school-aged tough guy, who pushed kids around. In truth, bullies can be male or…
People say time heals all wounds, but those people––are wrong! Time doesn’t heal. It simply helps us forget…and that can be a good thing. Especially when we are in pain. Pain can stop us in our tracks and paralyze our lives, but time has a way of fading the ache into distant memories.
Ladies, if you’ve ever been in labor, you know the meaning of physical pain! How could anyone submit themselves to that intense agony a second time? The answer is easy. …