Let me be frank. You must forgive the mother who neglected you, The father who abandoned you, the family friend who molested you, the lover who abused you in any way possible, and the friend who betrayed you, and you've got to do it now! You have to do it because the longer you hold them responsible for your current situation, the longer you put your life on hold. You are living in a personal prison, and it's time to be freed.
This is about missing a parent, whose passing has left a huge void in your life. As the years go by, you do not get over it, rather, you learn to live with it. No matter how young nor old, the hurt runs deep. There is never a way to prepare, albeit chronic illness, or … Continue reading On Life After Losing Mom: 8 Things I’d Like Her To Know
The Purpose of Prayer The Lord's Prayer is the one of the most commonly recited passages of the Bible and arguably the least practiced. I've played a lot of basketball in my lifetime. Every middle school, high school and college game was preceded by this prayer in the huddle. As well, it was a ritual … Continue reading What the Lord’s Prayer Taught Me About Happiness
I'VE HAD AN EPIPHANY! The 5 Love languages do not only apply to romantic relationships...they apply to parents and children too! Well, of course it wasn't my original idea. Dr. Gary Chapman explains it all in The Five Love Languages of Children. I just feel so enlightened because if his findings are true, that would … Continue reading 5 Love Languages Pt 2
I'VE HAD AN EPIPHANY! The 5 Love languages do not only apply to romantic relationships...they apply to parents and children too! Well, of course it wasn't my original idea. Dr. Gary Chapman explains it all in The Five Love Languages of Children. I just feel so enlightened because if his findings are true, that would … Continue reading Strained Relationships With Your Children: Here’s the Solution (Pt. 2)
Does it seem that relationships come and go for you? Is it that as soon as you think you've met "the one," something happens and you're left holding the proverbial box of tissues? Have you observed others who seem to say or do all the things you could only hope for which leaves you wondering … Continue reading How To Get The Love You Want (Pt. 1)
Disclaimer: This post was written from a female's perspective because the author was writing from personal experience. The piece is informative, but in most ways therapeutic for the writer. The Breakdown Emotional abuse is difficult to detect with the untrained eye. The wounds are deep and continually reopened. The abuser usually knows all of your … Continue reading Emotional Abuse: Identifying the Signs, Breaking the Cycle
I have a new-found respect for track and field. I inherited a team this year and I am thoroughly enjoying the experience. The children really work hard to perfect their respective crafts. I'm also a photographer and I've shot several track events over the years. I guess I didn't realize how much I enjoyed the … Continue reading A New Love…