I Called A Monster

**inspired by the movie A Monster Calls. The movie along with my amazing and brave friends in my book club, inspired me to make this declaration. It is time to write my memoir. My morning pages today we’re focused on why I have been avoiding it, even though I know it is time. This is my…

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How to Transform Your Life Through Generosity: Our Free Car Story Part II

We gave away our free car. Just typing that feels surreal, but if receiving the car taught me anything, it was that it was never about the car. You can read Our Free Car Story here. The car was a catalyst that shifted the landscape of my soul to have hope. It came when I was…

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Can We Learn to Be Creative and Inspired?

I carefully cut out the article. Could creativity really be learned and cultivated?  A whisper of hope to my caged inner creative. As a pre-teen, I didn’t think twice about my creativity. I wrote songs and stories and freely shared them with anyone who would listen.  As I traveled through my teenage years, I began…

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Where to Start: This is the Beginning

A few weeks ago I stepped on the scale for the first time since moving in with my mother-in-law. My waistline has suffered an attack from the combination of hospitality, snack availability and the Filipino culture tagline “eat, eat!” Wow! I had no idea how much weight had crept onto my frame over the last months.…

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The Beautiful Void Of Simplicity … And How It Fills Your Life To The Brim

Today’s post is a guest post by Maria Myre. I met her in a Facebook writing group and resonated with her message of simplicity and pursuing a clutter free life. May her words encourage you as deeply as they encouraged me. You can visit her at her website, mytinygreenliving.com where she is giving away a free Simplicity Manifesto. Some of…

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