My Looks Propel Me to My Desires

My Looks Propel Me to My Desires Ever look in the mirror and disapprove of something you saw?  I’ll admit it.  I have.  I used to avoid mirrors.  I used to say to myself that I wanted to be pretty.  Underneath, I really think I meant that I wanted to be “Hollywood Beautiful.”  Yes, I was one of the many women […]

Strength in Us

We can overcome situations if we don’t allow what happened to us dictate who we are.  At the age of 15, Charlize Theron witnessed her mother,  in self-defense, shoot and kill her abusive, alcoholic father.  We all have that kind of strength in us but sometimes we need to be reminded.  When we share our stories we […]


To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.          ‑‑Anatole France I believe that anything we set out to accomplish is great. Whatever the outcome, because we have dared to try for it, we are blessed. The only little dream is the one in our […]

Really Live Today

Anthony Burgess, the novelist, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor at age 40.  At the time, Burgess was working as a teacher and had already published several novels.  But when he got the devastating news, he made a decision about how he would provide for his wife after his death.  His answer was to […]