Relationships are born from sharing. It is where emotional intimacy is created. Society today has a love-hate relationship with technology. But it may be more important to embrace these advances while empowering yourself and making them fit into your life. They are here to stay and no different than the previous generation complaining about the dangers…

I love sending thank you cards. In fact, I just love sending cards. I do not need a reason. Throughout the years I have always believed in the value of the written word. I am, after all, a writer.  Recently, I have felt the need to discover other meaningful avenues to say thank you.  In the…

I punch the keys and sip my coffee. Tears find their way down my cheeks. I dab at them as my chocolate lab Hazel snuggles closer to my feet. I find myself chuckling. In between the tears, that is. I am editing my own work. Am I that good I writer I could move myself…

It’s hard not to love Miranda Lambert. She makes herself immensely vulnerable letting the world into her life and mistakes via her music lyrics. Case in point? We somehow still loved her after she broke the World’s Sexiest Man’s heart! I mean, who doesn’t love Blake Shelton AND who doesn’t feel empathy for the ‘cheated on’…

There is a profound beauty in angels, both in their spiritual glory and what they represent to human beings. Angels surround us here on earth. They are spiritual beings, messengers of God sent to watch over us, guide us, pray with us and protect us. The word angel is derived from the Greek word Angelos…

I wish someone had cautioned me to take divorce one day at a time. Or should I say one ‘pain’ at a time? I wish they had mapped out each scenario and told me what to expect. The first hint of suffering in my children’s heart. The first time I would feel uncomfortable walking into…

Many years ago I read an article about the four traits of happy people.  I never forgot them. They were Optimism, Extroversion, Self-Esteem and a Sense of Being in Control. Before my marital problems, I can honestly say I spent my entire life feeling happy. There were definite challenges along the way. No life is…

These past few months I have been a bit inconsistent in my writing. It stems from what I will call the ‘Court-down’ aka the countdown. I had no idea the extent of preparation the months preceding court would entail. I have a new appreciation for the legal field. It’s my life and I have had…

Catholics are devoted to their saints. The saints provide valuable intercession to prayers and therefore, are often called upon for additional aid. They signify hope in times of despair and hopelessness. Not only for their faithful intercession but because of the tremendous suffering the saints endured while never abandoning their devotion to God. When praying to…

I lost my mom when I was just twenty-eight years old but rest assured if the chips are down my Catholic mother comes knocking. When I am overly stressed, confused, burdened, or lost I cling to her example. It might be daily mass, her favorite prayer, praying for a sign, or calling on the saints.…

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