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

Being the Best Parent That I Can Be

Shortly after my husband received custody of his daughters, I realized that I was going to be a full-time parent.  This excited me and scared me all at once.  I was quite grateful to come across this meditation and was determined to see it through... Subscriber Content Photo courtesy of Ron Dove “Parenting is the… Continue reading Being the Best Parent That I Can Be

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

The Leading Cause of Death in America

When I created Diary of a Fat Girl, it was for the purpose of a healthier me.  I was to be 100% truthful with myself and with the world about my struggles in weight loss and infertility.  After all, if I cannot face the truth about myself, how was I to maintain a healthy lifestyle?...… Continue reading The Leading Cause of Death in America

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

The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

Olivia Hunt was ready to leave her world and all of her failures behind... Subscriber Content Olivia Hunt was ready to leave her world and all of her failures behind.  In the middle of constructing her fourth and artfully crafted suicide note, she received a call from her father that had taken a turn in… Continue reading The True and Outstanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters

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.