I've recently discovered Restorative Yoga and it has been the perfect Sunday morning ritual... if by perfect you count the kid and the big dog laying on mat with me. Now, I do not practice yoga regularly. While it would help my back and restore some of the flexibility I've lost over the last decade--and... Continue Reading →
I just finished reading a book by Gay Hendricks called The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level. I read a lot of self-help, how to unlock hidden potential books for several reasons. One of my purposes in life is to help others (namely school and college-aged) discover their potential.... Continue Reading →
Making a train track with my favorite monster. The furry wild beast keeps wrecking the track!
Ever see Monster's Inc.? The monsters use the screams of children to power their city. Monster's Inc. is the company that employs the professional Scarers--monsters who pop out of closets to scare kids to collect the screams. The monster world experiences an energy shortage because it was getting harder to scare children in the modern,... Continue Reading →
Photo by Pixabay It is odd to think that it been nearly a year since I launched Cece's Voyage. Admittedly, I have fallen off the posting train a few times, but for the most part, I've done pretty well. I have a confession to make. My family does not know about my blog. And by... Continue Reading →
Ladies and gentlemen look at this incredible fight. I just can't turn away. Life lands a powerful combo. Cece staggers but lands an incredible uppercut of her own. But she's winded folks, and Life's jabs just keep on coming. Oh. Oh no. The cut above her eye is bleeding profusely, blinding her. Ow, Life hands... Continue Reading →
A few months ago, someone said, "You used to be so ambitious! That's what I'd always liked about you." I was floored. There are no words to describe how shaken I was by this statement. The statement was in past tense. I used to be ambitious. Used to be? There are three things about me... Continue Reading →
This has not been a good two weeks. There have been more losses than wins, more yelling than kind words, and more aggravations than laughs. These moments require a little extra encouragement to push you through the day. At the height of my frustration, when I was just about to start feeling sorry for myself,... Continue Reading →
Photo by Meleny Thomas, Meleny Inspires Consulting LLC Sometimes, the methods used to survive difficult situations hinder the ability to elevate and move forward on a new path.A heart of stone may have gotten you through a loveless childhood with your sanity intact, but that lack of vulnerability is keeping you from finding and keeping... Continue Reading →
I had this brilliant post to close out my series on forgiveness, but I could not press publish. It's been sitting in my drafts—being worked and reworked—for months. It was about forgiving like a child, and just stating your issues and moving forward, all carefree and happy like a toddler. Not storing the hurt and... Continue Reading →
My one and only goal for the year.
I wrote this poem when I was in high school. It could use some work, but I left it untouched. Though to be honest, the fear of someone critiquing my 14 year old self is pretty strong. The poem is about the struggles between the inner self (ideal self) and actual self and untapped potential.... Continue Reading →
Photo by Ylanite Koppens The holidays can be hard on everyone. This joyous time of year can also cause loneliness, anxiety, grief, and melancholy. It can force you to miss the ones you've lost, regret past decisions, and long for a fresh start. I want to remind you to look at the whole picture of... Continue Reading →
Photo Credit: Free photo 1731016 © Torsten Schon - Dreamstime.com Busy! Everyone is busy. No one has any time. Busy, busy, bees, just buzzing around, flitting from one thing to another. . . Oh. I guess it's just me. Well, allow me to speak for myself. I am busy as hell. I have a family,... Continue Reading →
The brain can do funny things. It has the ability to live in two realities simultaneously-- the reality in which one constantly envisions and plans for a better life and self-actualization, and the reality in which one is afraid of what success and actualization means. You are stronger than the other half. Stronger than the... Continue Reading →