Friendship, Grace, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

When Love Doesn’t Win

I think forgiveness is a very brave thing to do. More often than not, we really can't do it on our own, and this is when the grace of God steps in. I always used to tell my children when they were younger, "Hate is a very strong and powerful word. Do not use it."… Continue reading When Love Doesn’t Win

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

Lessons From The 5th Decade

I find that in both the personal and the professional, the gift of the fifth decade of life is found in mastering the art of surrender. No longer upset when things don't go my way. Learning to roll with the punches, and letting the pain just slide, and yes, keeping away from situations and people… Continue reading Lessons From The 5th Decade

Books, Grace, Midlife, Roots and Wings, Women, Writing

Why we need to own our stories

There is power in owning our stories. Not just the happy and joy-filled ones, but also those which chronicle our fall.I’m writing this 72 hours before the beginning of a brand-new year, and I’ve been thinking a lot about the stories that shaped my 2015—an eventful year that went by so very quickly. Hurt happens,… Continue reading Why we need to own our stories

Midlife, Travel

Day 16 — Some places I’d like to visit in the next 10 years

So today I'm kicking off the birth month by taking off. Appropriately, today's theme is about the places I'd like to visit over the next 10 years, or by the time I turn 60.  Sixty seems so far away but wasn't it only yesterday when I turned 40 and now I'm just a couple of… Continue reading Day 16 — Some places I’d like to visit in the next 10 years