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Tumbled Polished Beauty

Tumbled Polished Beauty

I spent some time walking along the waters edge today, feeling the sand squish between my toes and pull away with the tide. Connecting with the ocean, however brief it may be, always has me curling up inside like a snail in her shell, wanting to be alone and quiet. I am always scanning the…

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Invisible

Invisible

As a Single Mom, I record Mina’s life in pictures and videos. When I look back through the years of pictures, I notice that there are few candid pictures which include me. I am that silent presence taking pictures, but there isn’t someone there to capture those mother/daughter moments that so many other moms seem…

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Your value isn’t a $$ sign

Your value cannot be measured in dollars and cents. What you provide to others is immeasurable and incalculable. You are important and loved because you have so much love to give. But, you see, I know you because I am you. I can see into those thoughts that de-value your self worth and belittle your…

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When “Yes” girl said “No”

For years, I was that girl: the one who always said yes. It was easier. Stress came when I tried to say no. A looming tidal wave of negative energy would build up from the other person if there was even a hint of a “no”. It was intimidating so I always backed off, retreated,…

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Do you know who you are?

Do you know who you are?

I know who I am – Do You? Looking back over the past year, many adjective were used to describe me. They describe two very different people. My question to you is this: when you assign adjectives to a person, is that from personal experience? What are the intentions behind the words: to lift up…

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Dinner Conversations….

Dinner Conversations….

Mina came home yesterday after a week with her dad and grandparents. She decided she was ready to talk about her feelings regarding the Divorce. Typical Mina style, she told me that she finally had words to express how she felt and she wanted to discuss them. “It’s hard for a little girl to go…

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Be a Legend

Be a Legend

  I woke up with a dream last night and my mentor, Lyn,  had a very cool message: “Work hard, work long, but work at being a Legend, not a Celebrity. Your lessons will last longer.” She was being  filmed for TV. Every time she would end the segment, she would look straight in the…

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