Category: Writing

Another Role Emerges

Business owner/operator. It’s in the very early planning stages, but our new kombucha brewery and tea house is coming to life in my head. The name “Bella” has captured my imagination. Italian for “beautiful,” it was perfect for our new chihuahua puppy. And now it is perfect for a company name, featuring our adorable Bella […]


Friday Readers’ Grab-bag

Happy Friday! This post is a bit premature, but I’m setting it and sending it anyway. I’m kind of weird like that. It’s in my head and I want it out to make room for more stuff. Moving forward, as I earn my way into more inboxes and create ever more useful content and products […]


A Warrior-Strong Mindset, Part 1: Aisha

Months ago, I read a book by Sherry Jones about Muhammed’s youngest wife, Aisha. (The Jewel of Medina) It was a fictionalized account of a historical figure and her life which stirred up a lot of controversy in the Muslim community, controversy which I have NO interest in engaging. Let me be clear: no controversy […]


Core Desired Feeling: Abundance

Read Isaiah 54-55 I selected the word “abundance” while reflecting on my financial reality and business resources. These two areas need a serious infusion of abundance in 2016! Then I read Isaiah 54-55, which cracked my heart and my mind wide open to the possibilities! God offers and promises his people abundance in everything: children […]


CDF: Creative

When some people talk about creativity, they limit the concept to pursuits which are obviously artistic, such as painting, sculpting, dancing, craft projects, and the like. But using it as a Core Desired Feeling for 2016 means so much more! Creativity as a CDF is about claiming and developing a creative mindset. It is about […]


2016 CDF: Warrior-Strong

Several years ago, one of the books or blogs I was reading about feminine identity discussed the use of military language in success and business literature. It identified the terms as appealing more to men, of being “masculine” in nature. It suggested that the use of words like “battle,” “strategy,” “weapons,” along with a focus […]


Welcome 2016!

I am so glad to start this new year! I went into 2015 knowing that it would be a stagnant year focused mostly on survival. I made the best of it, stayed afloat, and made the effort to stay engaged with life in spite of some personal difficulties and challenges. 2016 WILL BE different! The […]


Scattered Focus = Weakness

Sorry, this is a day late, but I’m getting back on track… slowly… Lately, it seems like all of the tasks completed and the goals set take far longer to finish than the time allotted for them. But it’s not a new phenomenon in my life. While people close to me accuse me of procrastination, […]


The Strong Minds Mission

I was talking with one of my amazing stepdaughters a while back and, as usual, she said something that lodged in my brain permanently. She is an incredible, strong, talented and inspirational songwriter and performer, who said, “I work hard every day to be the very best version of “me” that I can be. I […]


“Because That’s Who I Am.”

Self-identity can be a tricky thing. Especially when what we think we know is questioned or contradicted by those who know us best. Especially when who we think we are is challenged by difficult circumstances or confusing situations. And then there’s those moments of clarity when we realize that the identity that we purposefully created […]


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