Find me in the News

Apparently over the last few years, even just a few days ago, the news crews find me and seem to want my opinion. Stalkers?!? JK. But if you want to check out some of the articles, here they are, in all their small town splendor....

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Running Bare in the Woods

I believe that it’s in the little moments of our lives that we discover who we are. Clarity often comes when the mind is so full that it has no choice but let it all go, lest it explode. That was me yesterday. I was feeling cooped up the house on a windy grey day and...

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My Life With Chiari Malformation

Life with Chiari Malfunction I went in to the Doctor’s office to figure out a bump that had developed on my head, and I walked out with a “Unicorn Horn” and a brain-stem disorder. It’s not something I picked up while I was there, like when the nasty lady sick from the...

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The Richest Kind of Poor

They say that every picture tells a story, a 1000 words come to mind.  I grew up so poor that we were the family that the local church raised money for. My Dad, no matter how hard things were wouldn't get state help no matter what, and we didn't have groceries like...

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Aspire to Inspire Interview

If you are familiar with the internet, ( who isn't? ) you've seen the videos on Facebook, YouTube, and the news, of video bloggers and do-gooders on the streets trying to bring up the kindness karma levels. The videos show ladies and gents handing out food or...

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My Top 100 #Girlboss Jams

If you’re a millennial like me and spent your youth party rockin’ to the Spice Girls before that was really a thing, or you wore Dickies and boy underwear with your hair braided in rows and had a love for music you didn’t yet understand then you will understand the...

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Say Yes to Succulents

If you've been on Instagram; shopped at Hobby Lobby, TJ Maxx, or any place that prizes themselves on style and home decor, you will have seen succulents. They're on pillows, they have dinosaur shaped succulent plant holders, I recently saw them on fabric at Jo-Ann...

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Give Your Heart for the Holidays <3

Today I left my name and phone number with a surly lady at a desk at one of the local old folk’s homes. I’m sure it’s not politically correct to call it that anymore but it’s what my grandma calls it so… It’s like the actual pot calling the kettle black. Why did I...

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Love Notes – part 1

My parents split when I was about 6. They had my brother and me when they were young. My mom had both of us by the time she graduated high school, and married my dad when she was 17. My Dad dropped out in the 9th grade. They went their separate ways I think because...

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Hoarding and History

If you've ever seen the show "Hoarders" you know that hoarding is the compulsive need to keep things even if those things may be broken, unneeded or excess. Hoarders have an insatiable need to attach feeling or sentimentality to objects that may seem silly to some,...

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