I am currently, and slowly, reading Jodi Picoult's A spark of light. If you haven't heard of it, no worries, I won't spoil the story but I will refer to it some throughout this post. We are living in an age of publicly opinionated people. For most, they choose to hide behind their computer screen,… Continue reading Live your free-willed life
Stop. Right. There. If you can, step in front of a mirror, take a look at yourself. A GOOD look at yourself. What do you see? Most people would see this flaw and that flaw. But we are more than our flaws. I have always criticized myself for what I perceived were my weaknesses. This… Continue reading See yourself with new eyes
Why not call life a practice? The mastery of life is something many people try to achieve. Some people think that if they do things in a certain way or order, that life will eventually become easier for them. That is normally not the case. Life is hard and with every new situation, comes new… Continue reading The practice of life.
The title of this blog post refers to something I often tell my daughter when she gets bothered by negativity aimed at her. Her little brother likes to say and do things to get a rise from her and she always give in and thus continues the cycle of annoyance. I love to write. I've… Continue reading Worry about Yourself
Our history is rich with the desire for freedom. No matter what you do in life, there will always be someone or something that prevents you from achieving the level of freedom you desire. Take the early settlers from Europe. They did not like the English king telling them what to do so they started… Continue reading Freedom
My sisters and I were able to give my father the gift of his ancestral beginnings this year. I gave him a DNA test, through http://www.africanancestry.com, that determined which African country his paternal DNA is from and solved the mystery of where a portion of my family was taken from during the slave trade. As… Continue reading This Christmas,