Denise is our sister from the Congo, Africa

The following is THE FIRST IN A SERIES OF INTERVIEWS called “FULL CIRCLE SISTERHOOD” in a partnership with FULL CIRCLE EXCHANGE and BRAVE GIRLS CLUB as part of an initiative to help marginalized women around the world and right here in the USA….READ MORE HERE about the launch of this initiative. ********************************* Her husband was […]

Life’s Currency

Being broke stinks ….. let’s just get that out of the way right this minute. I can really pretty much say, with experience …. lots of it ……. that being broke with a family of 7 is just flat-out rotten much of the time ….. BUT…….. BUT BUT BUT ………… I would never ever EVER […]

You have amazing ideas…please let them be born!

This is another one for all of you beautiful dreamers, creatives…makers, artists, visionaries…musicians…writers….mothers…gardeners…friends…lovers…..PEOPLE. It is in ALL of us. And this is just more about what I talked about in THIS POST. I am writing this because I am now 100% certain that I am not the only one who used to feel like I was […]

The Bittersweetness of Growing Something Sacred

Going after your dreams has some kind of deep and beautiful pain that I still can’t describe. When you are in the thick of it all, there is a pain that is so real in physical AND emotional feeling…that I just wish there was ONE word to describe it so that when we are trying […]

Finding Heaven on Earth

I have just spent 8 days in the wilderness… Please do not be entirely impressed…we had electricity and plumbing and even a DVD player…we had air conditioning and a refrigerator…we did not however, have phone or internet access….what a blessing….I may have found heaven on earth… Spending all of this time with my family, I […]

Why Should I Share My Story?

Every story told from every person, when told with complete and raw honesty, gently removes the masks that cause us to believe that we are completely different from each other. So, WHY should we tell our stories? Surely you see how the telling and the listening of true stories will make the dreams come true […]

Can You Change a Life?

When you’re feeling weak and confused and restless and tired and heartbroken and especially when you’re feeling like you’ll never find the right answers to all of life’s complexities…it always helps to remember that someone, somewhere, in some generation has been through the same feelings or even the same experiences that you are going through. […]

Life is Good….Except When It’s Not

People ask me all the time if I ever have a bad day. Here’s my answer….. HECK YES I DO. I’m in the middle of many months of very hard days…………..and I know this time will pass…..but, it has NOT been any kind of fun. But I am not gonna hide out anymore. I am […]

She’s Flawless…Or Is She…?

Somewhere, right now, there is a woman walking on the sidewalk, her inconceivably toned body cat-walking in her designer suit. In complete tranquility, she flawlessly handles more roles than she can count on her manicured fingers. She has carefully dusted trophies lining her Italian marble antique hearth, congratulating the immaculate job she has done with […]

What Love Is …and How It Saved My Marriage

I cry at a lot of weddings now, especially during the vows…for better or for worse…in sickness and in health…for richer or for poorer. I wonder to myself if the two lovesick people standing together have any idea what those vows might mean someday. I remember when I made mine and thought about how I […]