empowerment, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Self-Preservation

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Audre Lorde I was reading a journal post earlier and this quote grabbed my attention.  As an avid reader, I’m ashamed to admit that I know very little about the author but her words speak volumes. There are… Continue reading Self-Preservation

Family, Friendships, Relationships, Self-Discovery

Builder or Destroyer

I have one question for you. Are you a builder or a destroyer? Every day each one of us has the power to build somebody up or to destroy them. Our tongues and actions are so powerful. I would venture to say however that our tongues are more powerful than anything. I spent a large… Continue reading Builder or Destroyer

Gardening

Lessons learned from my first vegetable garden

As we say goodbye to summer and usher in fall I wanted to share some of the lessons I learned about gardening. I planted my first vegetable container garden this year and it has been so much fun. Though no longer a novice I still have a lot to learn. Here are a few things… Continue reading Lessons learned from my first vegetable garden

Family, Friendships, Relationships

Cookout Ettiquette 2014

It's officially summer. At the suggestion of a friend, here are my rules for a successful cookout season. Just a side note for you non-Southerners, barbeque(cue) is something you eat not something you do. You grill or cookout, but you never barbeque(cue). 1. The cookout should start no later than 1 hour after the agreed… Continue reading Cookout Ettiquette 2014