It Gets Easier, Right? Wrong.

Hey God, this thing…this life lesson thing. I am trying really. I am trying to do that forgiveness thing too. I am not doing a good job of it at all. I get mad still…ok, I get angry. It is not fair. It is not fair that those who did mean and bad things toContinue reading “It Gets Easier, Right? Wrong.”

Stop Hiding Behind Rules

Your soul is suffering for it. Life on this planet requires rules and I like rules. I like the consistency of knowing that I can do anything I want or not. If I choose to not follow a rule, the consequences are known. If I speed and get a ticket, I pay a fine. SimpleContinue reading “Stop Hiding Behind Rules”

Do Not Allow Nostalgia To Control Your Happiness at Home

It’s not your grandmother’s house anymore. When my husband asked me to marry him, my answer was not a simple yes or no. It was, “Yes, if you promise not to make me a housewife.” I was not joking. I am not a housewife. I hate when society tells me I have to do certainContinue reading “Do Not Allow Nostalgia To Control Your Happiness at Home”

Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?

The modern obsession is about things. The best car, computer, house, cell phone plan….you name it, we want the best. Why is that? Why can’t we be happy with the nice things that might not be the most expensive? Why do we have to live with so much stuff? I am always amazed when IContinue reading “Do you really Need that New Shiny Thing?”

The Five Rules of Social Media

Social media is pseudo-social. It is humans through filters of ego or lack thereof attempting to connect with others for self-gain, commiseration, or validation. By remembering that fact and following a few simple rules, your online persona and your human decency will stay intact. First Rule of Social Media Don’t take anything personally. Not all postsContinue reading “The Five Rules of Social Media”

We Want Normal Back

but how much do we really want? We humans have been shaken up. This is the first crisis of significant magnitude that many adults have seen. Others, like me, who are a bit older have seen other devastating events. In all the past chaos that I can remember living through there was an enemy orContinue reading “We Want Normal Back”

It is Getting More and More Difficult…

I am known for my positive optimistic outlook about most things. I am a bright happy person most of the time. If I am sad it is usually for a short time and I find a way to fix whatever is making me sad. Right now, it is getting more and more difficult to remainContinue reading “It is Getting More and More Difficult…”

Do You Hate Valentine’s Day?

I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. The entire thing feels forced. Love day should be every day. Why the world thinks people need a day to honor those we love is ridiculous. Valentine’s Day, the modern version of it anyway, seems like it was made up by the greeting card writers, chocolateContinue reading “Do You Hate Valentine’s Day?”

Why I don’t Use a Pen Name

There are several legitimate reasons to use a pen name. Let me say upfront, I am not criticizing the reasons other writers choose to use a pen name. You probably know the reasons, there are many. The two biggest ones are to protect a writer’s family and freedom or embarrassment. I hear things that goContinue reading “Why I don’t Use a Pen Name”