SHARE YOUR SPARKLE!!!

SHARE YOUR SPARKLE!!!

I LOVE the holidays! My family has so many traditions like fonduing on Christmas eve, seeing over 100 people in our family for Minnesota style salads (which always seems to include Jello, cool whip, canned fruit, and marshmallows), and lighting our house (and...
DON’T BE A TURKEY!!!

DON’T BE A TURKEY!!!

I messed up. I booked my flight for Wednesday morning of Thanksgiving week. The WEDNESDAY of Thanksgiving week!!! Where lines will be wrapped around the world, stress will be at an all-time high, and people will be in the TSA line not knowing what to do with their...
Finding Freedom with Forgiveness

Finding Freedom with Forgiveness

Forgiveness has always baffled me. What is it actually? How does one do it? Why is it so hard? My journey with my biological father, who is diagnosed paranoid schizophrenic, is where I have learned the most about forgiveness. The schizophrenia manifested in some...
Why NOT Now?

Why NOT Now?

An incredibly hard-working, over achieving woman shared her dream of studying Shakespeare with me. I watched her eyes sparkle. I felt her get lighter. I could see her go off in some imaginary land that I wanted to instantly be a part of. “When do you start?” I asked....
Has Your Dream Expired?

Has Your Dream Expired?

Dinner for ONE traveling for work in Switzerland!!! Have you ever chased a dream – and then when you got there – it was not where you wanted to be? As a young child, I found myself on a rare and exquisite trip to Jamaica with my family. This trip was my first...
Why So Many People Feel Unworthy

Why So Many People Feel Unworthy

How would you describe the color blue? Really, please think about it for just a moment. Did you think of the bright blue sky? The deep dark ocean? An electric blue neon sign? Someone’s sparkly eyes? Does blue have a smell? A sound? A taste? A feel? Do you think you...