Category Archives: Inner Peace

The Empty Nest

567,648,000. This is how many seconds of your life you spent taking care of your kids before they were legally considered adults. In every one of these seconds they were either in your arms, in your view or in your thoughts. Sometimes you wished you had more time for yourself, but you never really wished… Read More…

How To Stop Struggling

What is your biggest fear? I have a few, mainly having to do with my kids, my husband and loss. I used to work myself into a real panic attack at times, until I learned a really great method on how to control my thoughts. Control is something I’m good at. When people tell me… Read More…

Happiness is Overrated

Happiness is Overrated

I used to think that happiness was an attainable goal. I looked for it everywhere; in people, in things, through accomplishments, in how I looked, what I owned, having perfect health, and on and on and on. Sometimes I thought I found it, but it never really lasted that long. Besides, even when I “had… Read More…

I Want My Mama Back

I Want My Mama Back

A long, long time ago, when I was about to finish high school, I wanted to be a flight attendant. It sounded glamourous to me, and I had never been on a plane before, so wasn’t afraid to fly yet. A recruiter came to my house to interview me for Flight Attendant School. She wanted… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

I can’t believe how often I see adults throwing temper tantrums. They huff and they puff and they blow their cool right out the window. Something gets them emotional and they lose themselves while letting off steam. They throw things, punch holes in the wall, slam doors, scream, cry, wring their hands together, hyperventilate, spew hate-filled… Read More…

Teach Your Kids to Feel, By Example

The Night Before My Sister Died

The Night Before My Sister Died

I dreamed of my sister the night before the day she died. She and I stood facing each other, just a few feet apart, and I remember thinking, “Wow, she hasn’t looked me directly in the eyes in such a long time.” Darlene and I had grown apart over the years but I still felt… Read More…

The Right and Wrong Of It All

I just got home from a six day retreat in Sedona, AZ. I went there to learn how to free myself from negative thinking. You know what I did there? I thought negatively most of the time. I had been there once before, three years ago, so some of the faces I saw were familiar.… Read More…

Dare to be Different

Dare to be Different

When I was very young I wanted to be special. I didn’t really know what special meant, but I wanted it to mean that I would be different than my parents. I loved my parents, it’s just that I didn’t want their life. I didn’t want to get married young and have a bunch of… Read More…