Motherhood is…

Motherhood is hard. It is emotionally and physically draining. It is challenging to raise a human. The uncertainty and fear that every decision could negatively impact your child is a constant companion. And guilt is real and strong and oppressive. Motherhood is amazing. Watching a little being you nurtured become a person is one of... Continue Reading →

Dragons

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.comI decided to test the waters of writing fantasy last year. Fantasy and paranormal romance are my favorite genres and I wanted to stretch my creative and discover if I could create worlds and amazing, nonhuman characters like my favorite authors. That has yet to be seen, but as the book... Continue Reading →

Fourteen and Eight

Yesterday was my anniversary. Fourteen and eight. Fourteen years together. Eight years married. Two college students who met young and grew up together. We became adults together. In fourteen years we’ve weathered death and heartbreak, loss of purpose, loss of self, and disenchantment with love. Between us, there are four graduations, three career changes, one... Continue Reading →

The Disease of Insecurity

You are walking down the street feeling good, enjoying the nice weather when someone smiles at you. Instead of thinking they are friendly or attracted to you, you wonder if there is something in your teeth, or if a bird pooped in your hair. You get a promotion and immediately think it is due to... Continue Reading →

Expect the Worst

Photo by Pixabay I'm a planner. I always have plans A through J, and I'm working on K to Z as we speak. Cece V Expect the worst. Prepare for the worst. What’s the worst that can happen? Words I live by. Words that drive every single sleepless night and every decision I make. In... Continue Reading →

Grace

I reached into the velvet bag and pulled out a glass stone. The decorative stone was a pretty light blue with streaks of silver. Turning the smooth, cool stone over, I read the word. Grace. Closing my eyes and tried to think through my answer to the next instruction. Opening my eyes, I gazed at... Continue Reading →

Therapy Doesn’t Work

"Therapy doesn't work." I hear it all the time. Well I am here to tell you that you are 1,000% correct. Therapy does not work. It simply can't work when you do not enter it with the right mindset and intentions. Therapy is like every other relationship. It takes mutual reciprocity for it to blossom... Continue Reading →

Thank You, Next

It's taken me several years to get to this point, but I can say without falter that I trust the universe. Even with my control issues, my need to know what's around the corner coming for me, I trust that things happen for a reason. I trust it to toss lessons my way in the... Continue Reading →

Discovering Restorative Yoga

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 →

The Upper Limit Problem

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 →

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