Mental Health, Reading & Writing, Uncategorized

The Power of Perception

Perceptions are a funny thing, some might say fickle, even. A perception, simply put, is the way we think about things. The way we view the world around us, the people in it, the situations we find ourselves in, and so on. We each have the power to shift the perceptions others have of us… Continue reading The Power of Perception

Reading & Writing, Short Stories

The Life of Janie – Part 3

Janie is back! In case you need a refresher on Part 1 or Part 2 you can find them here: Part 1 Part 2 Later that morning Janie let Denise talk her into exploring the “downtown” area with them, if that’s what you wanted to call it. It was basically a two block area with… Continue reading The Life of Janie – Part 3

Reading & Writing, Short Stories, Uncategorized

The Life of Janie – Part 2

Welcome back to The Life of Janie! In case you missed the first part of her story, catch up here: The Life of Janie The next morning Janie rolled over and stretched, feeling calmer and more relaxed than she had in awhile. She opened her eyes and blinked into the bright sun that was shining… Continue reading The Life of Janie – Part 2

Reading & Writing, Short Stories

The Life of Janie

Welcome to the life of Janie! This will be a weekly series of short stories dedicated to Janie and her life as she attempts to navigate a new normal and find herself. I will share a new passage every Saturday and it is my hope that you will all share your insights and wishes for… Continue reading The Life of Janie

family, Reading & Writing

My Brother is a Werewolf

I am excited to announce another children’s book from the wonderful author, Ray A. Price. If you’ve never heard of him, check out my first post on his children’s book “Build with Bricks”, which includes an author biography and Q & A here: “Build With Bricks” Well, he’s back again and created another delightful story… Continue reading My Brother is a Werewolf

Mental Health, Reading & Writing, Uncategorized

New Year… Same Me!

Resolutions. I mentioned in my New Year’s Even post that I don’t make them. I don’t believe in creating a concrete idea for what I am *going to do* in the next year. It is too hard, in my opinion, to ensure that you will do something you set out to do. Not because it’s… Continue reading New Year… Same Me!

Mental Health, Uncategorized

My Journey Through the Abyss

Disclaimer: I am not a mental health professional or counselor, these are simply my experiences and opinions. Anxiety. Depression. Mental health. Some might say those are pretty taboo topics, and yet - How many of you can raise a hand and say you’ve experienced some form of anxiety or depression?I’ll start. Me! I’ll start. Me!… Continue reading My Journey Through the Abyss

Parenting

Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting is hard.  Now that we’ve all collectively nodded and agreed, I want to talk about why I feel motherhood is especially hard, and tips I’ve learned. Of course, I realize that all parenting is hard, but since I’m a mother I am pulling from my own experiences here. I have three children that are… Continue reading Motherhood: the Ups, the Downs and Why We Really Do Need a Tribe

Parenting, Reading & Writing

The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton

When I was a kid I loved stories, whether it was reading them or telling them to others; and the stranger the story, the more I enjoyed it. I'm talking about Louis Sachar, Alvin Schwartz, Joanna Cole and so on. Once I had children of my own I read to them constantly, but always either… Continue reading The Adventures of Pameron and Cayton