Year In Reading

Dean Koontz’s One Door Away From Heaven

As the boy who became Curtis Hammond escapes the terror that ripped apart his mother, Michelina Bellsong is introduced to nine year-old Leilani Klonk and her disability, quick wit, and a spirit desperate to live... Subscriber Content As the boy who became Curtis Hammond escapes the terror that ripped apart his mother, Michelina Bellsong is… Continue reading Dean Koontz’s One Door Away From Heaven

Journeys Through Meditation

Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

Recently, I had an emotional break-down.  I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration was a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “By creating mental spaciousness, you will realize that you have much more control over how you feel and think than you imagined.” … Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression

Journeys Through Meditation

Meditating on St. Francis of Assisi

It is hard to remember to love and forgive when it is so easy to spite and toss aside... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “Oh Lord, make me the instrument of thy Peace! Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is discord, harmony. Where there… Continue reading Meditating on St. Francis of Assisi

Diary of a Fat Girl

So, Everyone Else Is Having A Baby…But Me!

Over the Christmas holidays I was overwhelmed with news of pregnancies.  I learned that two of my husband’s cousins were expecting and one of them was to have twins.  Then, I learned two of my cousins were expecting; both of them due in May.  As hard as all that news was, I swallowed my tears,… Continue reading So, Everyone Else Is Having A Baby…But Me!

Year In Reading

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

If you are looking for a great summer read to dig yourself out of winter’s trenches, Barefoot will make you feel warm and tranquil with the familiar grit of sand between your toes...

Journeys Through Meditation

How to Make Those Bad Thoughts Go Away

While teaching our daughters Buddhism and meditation we discovered a glitch along this journey; the bad thoughts that creep into our heads during our silence.

Journeys Through Meditation

How to Teach Your Child Buddhism

Children are amazing creatures. They learn quickly and adapt to their surroundings to create their own calm and peace. Their ability to see the world through innocent eyes is a lesson many adults could learn to incorporate in their daily living. However, children do grow up and become teenagers.

The Writer's Life

2012 Year End in Reading

Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.

Journeys Through Meditation

The Sweetest of Dreams

For some of us, like me, it is difficult to become a creature of routine. Our brains are flooded with thoughts that rattle on non-stop; even after the lights go out...