An Open Letter

The tongue is the deadliest weapon. It is quick, sharp like a sword; it is fire and full of poison.   I am sure you heard the expression, “Everyone is entitled to their opinion.” Perhaps you have even said it to yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close.   […]

An Open Letter

Doggonit! An army of weeds has taken over the yard. You better call a weed guy. This is how most people assess a backyard overrun with dandelions but not children. They see a thousand wishes, thousands of flowers to give to mom.   It is true. A backyard flushed with dandelions can inspire an hour […]

An Open Letter

It is March again, which means we have spent twelve full months with life entirely upside down. People we loved and cared about that were here a year ago may not be today. The current state of affairs put the world on pause, but this pause allowed me to reflect on troubling matters. A time […]

An Open Letter

I had written something that resonated with a lot of you. If people are too hurt, too busy or just too damn stupid to see you are the blessing they have been asking for, then fall back. I know my worth. I deserve happiness. I deserve respect, and I deserve love. I have everything I […]

An Open Letter

Let’s be honest, 2020 rolled in as a kick in the ass, and nothing has calmed. This year will go down in history as one where we have lost, won, failed, cried, laughed, and loved. If we are lucky enough to be here still, we did not fold.   As 2020 winds down, I know […]

An Open Letter

When you squeeze the toothpaste out of the tube, you cannot put it back in. The same can be said about the words that come out of our mouths. Once they come out, they cannot be put back in.   Words are powerful in both positive and negative ways. To build a culture of kindness, […]

Food for Thought

Statistics show us the world’s population is aging. Getting old is not so bad considering the alternative. So, let’s take a humorous look at aging, but first, a few statistics on aging.   In the United States, we have a group known as the Baby Boomers, people born in the years immediately after World War […]

The Role of Free Will and Choice

Still plagued by your past? Then this post is for you, but only if you want to be free, only if you want to know the open-heartedness and enthusiasm for life that come with making peace with the past.   I had a conversation some years back with someone who had been struggling emotionally and […]

An Open Letter

This month you might think, based on the above picture, I am going to tell you how to live in a constant state of love and positivity. That is not the case, nor is it realistic. The truth does not cease to exist when it is forgotten. As we live our lives, we inevitably encounter […]

Food for Thought

GRIEF STAINS EVERYTHING   If we could learn to think better, we can ultimately learn to live better. It is crazy to see all of the beauty that comes from incredible pain. Life is unpredictable, but it does not mean we are powerless, or we do not have many options to create meaning and find […]