A Pit Bull, a Puppy, and a Producer: PTSD and an invitation to Judge Judy

(Note:  This post portrays a true, violent incident. If you’re not in a place to read this, please don’t.) I’ve always loved dogs. That includes pit bulls, rottweilers and every other canine creature. I’ve had several of “man’s (and Women’s) best friends” over the years. At one time I had a sweet Rottweiler. I knew she was a…

Wealth, Women, Wisdom and Wine: The Emptiness of Having it All

He  dripped of money to the point that people could almost smell it on him. In today’s terms, the man owned more than the King of Geeks, the creator of the most successful software company. Richer than a 7-layer chocolate Torte, the king’s palace glistened with gold, gems and more bling than a diva decorated with diamonds….

7 Things to Remember about Politically Opposite Friendships

You don’t understand how they can possibly think that way. But of course they feel the same way about you. Here are a few things to consider when navigating your friendship with people of other political slants. 1. Everyone has a unique story. Your life story is unique to you. Your friend’s story plays a powerful…

Four Years Later

Originally posted on Is Anybody REALLY Listening?:
? Four years is how long I spent in high school; it’s how long it takes to get a Bachelor’s Degree, and in four years a child ages from ten to fourteen.  Four years would be a good stint at a job, and four years of marriage gives you credibility…

Your Deepest Desire 

Be honest.  When you ponder the sweetest desires of your soul, what emerges?  When asked this question, most relationships and riches.  Some say “health,” but often only if they or their loved ones suffered profound health deficits.  What about you?  Peer into the glass doors exposing your true heart. What longings linger within?  Most answer,…

FaKebook Envy: Welcome to Perfectville

You scroll aimlessly down your screen, peering into the lives of your “friends.” You’ve shared laughter, tears, and life’s deepest fears with many of your closest companions. Others you know more casually. A third layer of “friends” you wouldn’t recognize if they showed up at your door. But that’s okay because they have you “hidden” on their…

What Lies do you Believe about Yourself? 

What Lies Do You Believe about Yourself? Being human carries a risk that at different times we are susceptible to believe lies about ourselves. Satan is the father of lies, and he has a basket of lies for each of us. He knows how to “sell” us the basket that fits our life stories and…

Envy: Chaos of the Heart

The wings of envy fly into every realm of our being, consuming us like poison if we let it. The tentacles of envy pierce through our souls in a hundred different directions. Most people think of finances when they picture the beast called Envy. They compare themselves with others, believing a fatter net worth would guarantee happiness….