Externalize Your Clear and Present Turbulence

    On days where your head-bound wordy washing machine rotates away, giving you irksome thoughts to cogitate and come up with clever solutions for, don’t you just wish you could find the ‘Off’ switch? I’ve always found it helpful to plot out a bubbly mind map when I’m in that situation. You don’t need to be artistic, you just need a piece of paper and an instrument to scrawl with. In the center of your paper, draw a bubble and inside it write the name of the person causing Read more [...]

Fruit Parfait Bites

  These were really easy to make.  I whipped up a batch in less than 15 minutes! I used Wonton Wrappers. I just pressed them into a mini muffin tin and baked at 375 for about 8 minutes until they started to turn golden.         Then I filled each cup with: Yogurt - I used Strawberry-Honey flavored Greek yogurt Granola - Just a small sprinkling Fruit - I diced kiwi, blueberries, and strawberries Voila!! My kids liked breaking off the edges and dipping it in Read more [...]

Touching the Empty Space on the Third Finger

    If you’ve been a wedding ring wearer, it is safe to say that on the day you decide to remove it, you may be somewhat shaken and stirred. You may find yourself touching the empty space on the third finger A wedding ring embodies what marriage is about; solidity, strength, commitment...well of course, that’s in a good case scenario. If you’ve been trapped in a marriage where things weren’t so happy, it can signify entrapment in an endless circle of repetitive nightmares. Regardless Read more [...]

“Holy Matrimony”

                      Do you promise to love & cherish me? In sickness & in health Volunteer the pieces Of yourself Respond to me in honesty Come richer or poor Every day Deliberately love me more   Death may truly part us In due time we shed Vast amounts Of love that seemed enough for newlyweds Resentment goes from holy matrimony to Convenience then we’re led away Espousing hate for alimony Dreading Read more [...]


      CAN YOU TURN IT AROUND??? Often, we find ourselves stuck on a thought…WHY?  WHY?  WHY???... * D * I * V O * R * C * E * This awful thing…this terrible…sad…unfair…situation…WHY…WHY…WHY did this happen to me??? What would it look like if we turned it around?  What if, instead, we contemplated… Why did this happen FOR me??? What could possibly be the benefit?  Could this conceivably turn out to be a blessing in disguise? Does this experience contain any Read more [...]

Divorce Source Radio Episode “From Healthy to Horny”

    Originally aired June 11, 2012     Podcast: Play in new window | Download   Okay, the show title is just downright stupid, but you try writing better. When Joanie, Lesley and Steve get together on Single Again! Now What?, the material changes faster than a speeding bullet. This show begins with a conversation on control freaks and quickly shifts into what tasks some women have to do and Steve thinks aren’t right. (He’s sort of old school.) The trio then Read more [...]

If Child Support is in Your Life Heed This Tip

      If Child Support is in Your Life Heed This Tip!  If you think you may end up going down this route,  please as a cautionary prompt use these ideas to get prepared and get organized. No matter if you pay child support or receive it, or you may find yourself in need of this information for other reasons than money. If you’ve used the services of the Child Support Agency or a similar organization to claim monies from an errant or absent parent to help you raise your child/ren, Read more [...]

Washing Dishes by Hand

  If you are looking for a mild distraction from the pressures of the day, the kitchen can be an interesting place to start by Washing Dishes by Hand. I know most homes have dishwashers these days and they offer a convenient solution to getting clean plates back in your cupboard, but washing dishes by hand, accompanied by a nice piece of music, can put you in quite a different state of mind. The everyday humdrum of things to do will always be there; with pressures from work, family, friends, Read more [...]

Developing a new YOU™ – Ridding out the Storm Without Stress …..

  The storm of life comes fast and furious and we need to learn how we can combat this with minimal stress. Stress kills and is preventable. Be intentional in your growth plan and it will be part of the ingredient needed in your recipe for a new you and one that is free of stress or learns to cope with it.  Today on Developing a new YOU™ - Ridding out the Storm Without Stress ..... Listen to internet radio with Just Breathe on BlogTalkRadio     WARNING!!! Just because you Read more [...]

Inspirational Quotes #60

Inspirational Quotes #60  “It’s hard to look for the light when your lost in darkness.  You are not alone Although,  you feel your heart is stone  Don't give up, don't ever give up. God created you from a piece of His heart. You have a special purpose. I know its hard to see now,but  Believe in Him and never give up.”  Sandy on FB page Standing in time. Over a decade of Domestic Abuse. How I survive “Repeat after me: I am stronger than this challenge.  And this challenge is making Read more [...]