Thriving With Autism

I walk nearly every day. While I’m walking, I listen to personal growth mp3’s, webcasts, podcasts, or radio programs. As I walk and listen, I frequently begin composing my blog post for the day, often unintentionally. Tonight was no different. Today was my youngest son’s 12th birthday. Although all children go through things as they … More Thriving With Autism

Best Gift Ever

On May 22, 1965, I got the best gift ever.  It fit perfectly (and still does).  It still works.  In fact, the more I use it, the stronger it gets.  I almost lost it last year, so now it is even more precious.  Forty-nine years ago, my mom and dad gave me life in the … More Best Gift Ever

Radical Change

Sometimes we need a little change. My mom always used to say when she wanted to change her luck she would change her purse.   Sometimes we need radical change. I know when I want the energy in my life to shift I have to do something more. Yesterday I got a “wild hair,” so … More Radical Change


I look in the mirror and see a few grey hairs, lines that weren’t there before, and the toll that gravity has taken. In my body, the aches and pains whisper. Sometimes they scream. Scars. Some on the inside… some without. And I’m here. I have breath and life and love. I am grateful.

Peace Along Your Path

Growing up in an alcoholic home, peace was something I didn’t get to experience much.  Even if things were quiet, I perpetually anticipated a coming storm.  I didn’t understand this about myself until I was in my early forties. I recreated this constant sense of dread by marrying an alcoholic… and this was the least … More Peace Along Your Path

Happy Ending

Today’s  Daily Prompt, “Happy Endings”, from The Daily Post asked that we reflect on a time when we tried to quit something.  It brought to mind the struggle I faced a couple of years ago with trying to quit a job.  I was extremely unhappy, as were many of the people with which I worked.  … More Happy Ending

“You can be…

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of … More “You can be…