Hold On a Bit Longer

Hold On a Bit Longer

My words to you today: hold on a bit longer. Keep digging deep. Keep bending. Life will turn around . . . eventually. Lest this sound like a rah-rah pep talk while you’re wading in thick muck in the trenches, keep on reading. I would like to introduce you to a woman...
I See Your Courage

I See Your Courage

I see your courage. I do. You work hard to steady your family, your work, your health and your finances. I see your courage when you sacrifice sleep to catch up on yesterday’s to-dos. When you bravely give to others even if your own tank is dipping toward low. Yes,...
Afraid + Brave = Courage

Afraid + Brave = Courage

Poor 2020. The year has been maligned with so much turmoil that has scared off courage. Or has it? Being afraid reminds me of some scary times in my childhood. Maybe you can relate. Gulp. Being double-dog dared by your two older brothers ups the ante when it comes to...
A Beauty-Full Cure for Burnout

A Beauty-Full Cure for Burnout

Burnout. What a descriptive word! Burnout is a condition that you may have experienced or are experiencing right now. Merriam-Webster defines burnout as “exhaustion of physical or emotional strength or motivation usually as a result of prolonged stress or...
7 Principles of Bending, #6

7 Principles of Bending, #6

6. Vulnerability is strength in disguise. Playing Truth or Dare back in the ‘80s was one of my first recollections of being vulnerable. Gulp. If I just stuck with my more commonplace truths like “I like medium-rare steak” or “I’ve been thrown off a bucking horse,”...