God is Love

    God Is Love       I believe that God supplies the energy of love.  I also believe our soul is the energy of God’s love… our eternal God spark…our spirit…the light within us. I know for sure that love is limitless and all powerful...

Summer

    Summer       Today is the first day of summer.  Everything is so beautiful outside and the different shades of green are amazing. Birds are beginning to push their babies out of the nest, the baby bunnies are hopping around and...

Becoming Grateful

  Becoming Grateful       When our heart is filled with gratitude, the ego disappears. If we go about our lives gaining material things and are still not happy, are we merely identifying ourselves by our ego? I’ve had so many clients...

Spreading Love

  Spreading Love       The second time I took Doug (my husband who passed away in 2008) to see my parents, my dad hugged him when we were leaving. As we turned out of the driveway, I looked at him and he had tears in his eyes.  I...

Spring

    Spring       Have you ever thought of spring as a new awakening? Everything that is hidden in the ground is about to awaken. They will pop up their heads and show us their beauty. The trees will come alive, with some of them...

Grief

    Grief       Grief is very hard to go through and yet it brings people together who haven’t seen each other in years. Even when there is someone there to console you, it breaks your heart and your soul aches.   We buried my...

Did You Love Enough?

  Did You Love Enough?       Paulo Coelho author of “The Alchemist” says that when we die, God will only ask us one question… “Did you love enough?”  What a beautiful thought!  What would your answer be?    Have you ever had the...

Music

      Music       Music is medicine for the soul. It’s been a part of my life from prenatal to the present. My mother had a beautiful voice and won the Atwater Kent Award Contest as Miss New Orleans and went on to win Miss...

Friends

    Friends       What is friendship all about? Is it love for one another? Is it a connection with certain people? Is it a spiritual and emotional connection that exceeds connections with other people?  Is it what we learn from one...

Memories

    Memories       Today is the anniversary of my husband’s death and even though it’s been seven years, memories are flooding my mind.   I remember one Birthday he took me out to eat and shortly after we were seated the waiter...

Within

    Within       Look within…what do you see?  Do you see happiness and joy?  Do you see gratitude? Do you see inner peace?  Do you see someone who is not afraid to show love and gives of themselves freely? Or do you see regret,...

Expect Miracles

    Expect Miracles       Anyone who knows me knows that I don’t put bumper stickers on my car.  In all the years I’ve owned cars, I’ve only had one.  My husband and I had just moved to the Smoky Mountains and I walked into a little...

Lesson or Enlightenment

  Lesson  or  Enlightenment?       I have often written about life lessons and how I believe that we are here on earth to learn. It wasn’t until someone said to me that they didn’t believe that God punishes us, that I realized that...

The Beauty All Around Us

    The Beauty All Around Us       I’ve been traveling a lot lately and have had some beautiful scenery to look at and plenty of time to think.  Why do we as human beings get so busy that we completely ignore this beauty?  I’ll never...

Joyful Eyes

     Joyful Eyes       Have you ever met someone who had joy in their eyes?  About 18 months ago I came across a daily reading in Daily Word that I thought was beautiful. I started using the first paragraph as a prayer. It reads as...

An Open Letter To My Twin

  An Open Letter To  My Twin Sister       The egg split and two little miracles spent nine months in very close quarters feeling the love of their mother.  I was one of those little miracles and you were the other.  Our 4 ½ year old big...

An Open Letter To My Brother

  An Open Letter To My Brother       You were 4 ½ years old when we (twin sisters) arrived and to say the least, you were not very happy that we had come to invade your space.  But gradually you started to pay attention to us.  We...

The Hereafter

    The Hereafter       A few months before my dad’s suicide, I told him about a biography that Jess Stern had written concerning Taylor Caldwell’s life. She and her husband had made a pack that whoever died first would give the...

Laughter

    Laughter       How important is it to have laughter in our lives?  I believe that it is extremely important. Many people live their life with such serious intensity, that they miss out on the lighter side of life.   I was...

Learning How To Communicate

                       Learning How To Communicate       I have only two rules when I do couples therapy. We don’t interrupt each other (I assure them that I’ll give them equal time) and no one walks out. I see them individually the...

The Passing of Doug

  The Passing of Doug       We don’t often think of death as being part of life, until we have to look at it. I had taken him to the doctor because he had bronchitis, but when the doctor came in the room, he said that he didn’t like his...

Ordinary Days

  Ordinary Days       What is an ordinary day? I’ve heard people say, “Oh, it was just an ordinary day”. But was it? Maybe it’s just in the way they looked at the day. Are they saying that in a whole 24 hours nothing out of the ordinary...

Can You Help?

  Can You Help?       If there is one thing I have learned in life, it’s that there are only two primary emotions…fear and love.  All others are secondary. Having experienced this last Presidential election, I realized how much our...