“To be nobody-but-yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody but yourself—means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight—and never stop fighting.” –E.E. Cummings “Staying real” is one of the most courageous battles that we’ll ever fight. Brene Brown touches on and goes … Continue reading Book Review-The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown
How do we manage to get through all the yucks of life--challenges, downfalls, disappointment, lack of time, hardships? My friend and I, in casual conversation, discussing the many things we as mothers, women, parents, people often find ourselves in the middle of--family concerns, financial concerns, career and aging concerns, health concerns and so many more … Continue reading A Speck of Hope
Funny thing or coincidental thing, this morning as I parked, getting ready to head into the store this Saturday morning for a quick grocery shop, a thought passed through my mind. One of those that sparks, you think about it for a moment and then go on with your day. The thought: Life can be … Continue reading Mom, What is the Purpose of Life?
It is a rare occasion when we know exactly what someone is going through. This past Sunday, I sat and listened to woman share an experience she had with a co-worker years prior. "It was Christmas time." She started. They had an opportunity for secret Santa's and they were to make little simple gifts to … Continue reading How “To Be Continued…” Saved a Life
Today, I had a realization. I was thinking about anger. Over the last few years, I have found myself feeling angered just over random life things. I hadn’t really noticed it until recently and really would like it to stop. Thinking to myself: why do I feel angry? Why do I feel this immense amount … Continue reading Today’s Aha: Maybe It’s Not Anger
Having my fourth child recently, on a whim a thought popped into my head. When did I become a parent? I know, a strange question to ask after having four children. Though, it was really profound to me. Nearly ten years ago, I found out I would have my first baby. Nine years ago, he … Continue reading I Am a Parent, Her Parent
Jay Freireich an Hungarian immigrant who came to the United States as a child settled with his family in Chicago, IL. As the family settled Jay found himself in circumstances that challenged him. Death of his father, his mom who worked long hours at work to keep food on the table, sickness. Though, his challenge of sickness brought about an … Continue reading Hope in the Challenge