A Prayer for Mother’s Day

God,Thank you for our moms and today we pray for them.  We pray for young mom and the tired mom.For the mom who’s wondering if she’s doing it right And for the mom who suffers from depression. Encourage them. We pray for older moms Whose days of raising kids are passed, but whose children are never far fromContinue reading “A Prayer for Mother’s Day”

I Don’t See Color Means I Don’t See You

“I don’t see color. I just see you.” For years, I found comfort in those two sentences. They made me feel accepted, like I belonged. I eventually discovered the complete opposite was true. Because others didn’t see my color, neither did I anymore. I lied to myself for years, saying that was a good thing.Continue reading “I Don’t See Color Means I Don’t See You”

“I Just See You” – My Color-blind Experience

“I just see you.” For so long, this sentence brought a sigh of relief. When I heard it, I left safe. It was like a favorite blanket, a safe place to hide, a well-kept secret among friends. But recently, I’ve felt something different when I hear those words. What once brought a sense of security,Continue reading ““I Just See You” – My Color-blind Experience”

Am I Invisible? Longing to be seen in a filtered society.

Do you ever feel invisible? If we’re honest, probably each of us would admit to feeling invisible at some point in our lives. Maybe it was a parent who never took the time to get to know you.Maybe it was the significant other who said they loved you, but never had time for you.Maybe itContinue reading “Am I Invisible? Longing to be seen in a filtered society.”

How to Embrace Failing Without Embracing Failure

Have you ever felt like a failure? You didn’t get the job.You didn’t pass the test.They chose the other person.They walked away anyway. Yeah, me too. As a recovering perfectionist, it’s easy to find myself trapped by the fear of failure. I’ve felt its sting & embarrassment and being the smarty pants I am, IContinue reading “How to Embrace Failing Without Embracing Failure”

Stuck on You

You’re so ___________. You’re such a ___________. Rarely does that sentence end well, does it? The blank holds so much weight. That single word shapes you, defines you, identifies you, labels you. And I bet if you’re honest with yourself, there’s a few on your list that need to be replaced. Maybe they’re words youContinue reading “Stuck on You”

How to Get Out of the Mud

Zoom calls. Distance learning. Social restrictions. Quarantine. Anxiety. Fear. Stress. Hopelessness. It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year of pandemic uncertainty.  Remember at the beginning, neighbors waved from across the street on their walk. Families spent hours doing activities they never had time for before. Everyone was baking. I loved those cookie deliveries!Continue reading “How to Get Out of the Mud”

How to Celebrate You & Why It’s Important

It’s easy to celebrate the big things.It’s easy to celebrate the small things.It’s easy to celebrate life’s milestones. It’s easy to celebrate others It’s hard to celebrate yourself.  How DO you celebrate yourself –  unspoken goals achieved, silent dreams mets, personal struggles conquered? How do you celebrate you without sounding self-serving, egotistical or arrogant? ForContinue reading “How to Celebrate You & Why It’s Important”

Rhythm of Replenishment

Do you know what recharges you or how to refill when you’re running on empty? I remember sitting in our weekly Monday morning meeting a few years ago, listening to our boss tell us that we were entering our slow season and we all had PTO (paid timed off) available. He expected us to findContinue reading “Rhythm of Replenishment”

Birthday Tears

July 22, 1999 Happy Birthday to me. Yeah, purposely no exclamation mark at the end of that sentence. Today should be full of friends, fun and a party. Instead, here I am, writing in my journal – alone. No plans. No friends. Well, I guess that’s not totally true. I am having dinner tonight withContinue reading “Birthday Tears”