"Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive." (Sir Walter Scott) My experience with resentments is that I have carried way too many of them for way too long. I resented people who hurt me and abused me. I resented people who lied to me and used me. I resented people... Continue Reading →
Who doesn't love a good book giveaway? From now through July 30, 2021, my Mama Meditations devotional books and gratitude journals for moms are on sale (only the signed copies exclusively available through my bookstore). So I decided to help promote the sale by giving away a signed copy of Volume II along with a... Continue Reading →
Today I was talking to a recovery friend about the value of sponsorship. While listening to her talk, I realized (again) something valuable about sponsoring others in recovery. When I sponsor (and you can apply this to mentoring others, too), I'm afforded the opportunity to RE everything :). You know what I mean. Relearn. Reexperience.... Continue Reading →
Mama Meditations, Volume II, is available!
I'm happy to share that Mama Meditations: Devotional Book & Gratitude Journal for Moms, Volume II, is now available on Amazon! If you prefer a signed copy, you can order directly from me (just keep in mind these copies typically take two weeks to order/sign/ship). Mama Meditations: Volume II is a devotional book and gratitude journal... Continue Reading →
Sneak peek: Mama Meditations, Volume II
Since my new devotional book and gratitude journal for moms will be released on Amazon April 15, I wanted to share a chapter of the book with you in advance to whet your reading appetites and to give you a glimpse of what this book is all about. Sometimes it's difficult to make purchasing decisions... Continue Reading →
Mama Meditations, Volume II, release date april 15!
I'm so excited to share this news: the second volume of my Mama Meditations series will be released on Amazon April 15, 2021! Many of my faithful blog readers and book readers have anticipated the release of volume II, but most were pleasantly surprised when I told them it would be published in April. The... Continue Reading →
More than peace & quiet
A few years ago I selected "placid" as a focus word. Each year, rather than writing New Year's resolutions (which I have never been fantastic at keeping), I select a word as a focal point. Sometimes the word serves as a catalyst. Other times it's a theme. The year of "placid," it served as a... Continue Reading →
Gratitude Cup podcast
For years, GratitudeCup blog followers/readers have told me I should start a podcast. I resisted. Writing is my thing, I insisted. Not talking. Well, sometimes necessity is the mother of invention. It was today after a Zoom-based interview with one of my long-time friends and former colleagues went awry thanks to a faulty internet connection.... Continue Reading →
I remember attending my first Twelve Step recovery meeting ever. It was an open meeting, and I attended with a friend. I listened. I learned a lot and felt that even though what people were sharing didn't totally apply to me, there was something warm and familiar about it all the same. I couldn't put... Continue Reading →
How to move
I woke up humming a tune. “Whippoorwills in the willows…” I love that little song. It takes me back to a sweet time in my life when I had fewer cares and responsibilities, a time when love enveloped me like the warm comforter I nestled in as I awoke with the June sunshine streaming in... Continue Reading →