Why Our Men Are Not Okay

Women have been rightfully marching together protesting the way we have been treated down through history. We women have received less pay, been forced to do menial labor and expected to raise children alone all while being vilified. However, from my last post, it’s clear that men, like women, are often victims of childhood and [...]

Motivation for Your Valentine’s Day

"You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection." ~ Buddha I love the above quote by Buddha. [...]

Gift of Voice: An Evidence-Based Organization that Changes Lives Has a Wonderful Opportunity for You  

Going to see a counselor for a mental health difficulty can be very challenging in Illinois. Often, due to the rural makeup of the downstate area, people too often find themselves needing to visit a therapist but then find there is something lacking in the support they receive. Peer-run organizations, like Gift of Voice, fill [...]

Your Daily Motivation for February 13, 2019. A Cage is Only A Cage If…..

Hey everyone, welcome to hump day. Humans have a way of turning every problem they encounter into a cage. We will sit and stew for days or even decades somewhat enjoying the idea that we can wallow in our sorrow. We weep for years over what someone did to us. There is a time for [...]

Your Motivation for February 12, 2019. We Have Endured

Good morning. Once again I'm in your inbox with another motivational post. I love to watch programs about archeology. The Archeologists dig into the ruins of ancient civilizations to find the treasures hidden far below ground that has been buried for sometimes thousands of years. I find it fascinating that many of the items found [...]

Your Motivation for February 11, 2019. Embracing Our Imperfections

Good morning everyone. I wanted to thank you for all your kind comments from these past few days. You blow me away and I am humbled. I'm so glad we have connected in such a deep and meaningful way. If you have any topics you would like to hear more about, please send your suggestions [...]

You Motivation for February 10, 2019

Hey everyone! Welcome to Sunday! I am both humbled and privileged to have you stop by my website today!!! There is a saying in the 12-step groups that goes like this: Face Every Problem and Recovery It is not an accident that the words are an anagram for F.E.A.R. In Alanon I learned that facing [...]

Men: The Forgotten Victims in the #MeToo Movement

I had a conversation recently with a man who is a survivor of severe childhood trauma. He had endured enough trauma to form dissociative identity disorder and then grew up to get involved in a painfully violent relationship. No, he was not the abuser in their partnership, she was. This person, whom I will call [...]

Your Motivation for February 9, 2019

Happy Saturday everyone! Welcome back to my website, I am so humbled and glad you came to visit today. We all have our ups and downs. Some days we feel happy and in control but others we are a mess. I'm no exception, and I'm sure so are you. Sometimes the winds of life blow [...]

Your Motivation for February 8, 2019

Good morning everyone, it's Friday!! Fear. The only emotion that can take over the intellect of humans and lead us into destruction. Fear. The powerful motivator that serves humanity by helping us escape and avoid danger. Fear. My oldest and best friend. As children, we who have survived childhood trauma have known more fear than [...]

Your Motivation for February 7, 2019

https://www.instagram.com/p/BtTFdp9HSdt/?utm_source=ig_web_button_share_sheet Good morning, yep, it's Thursday. Watch the incredible video below and then come back. This work is by Thomas Deininger from his web site.  I ran into this man's work on Twitter and then again on LinkedIn and became immediately enamored. The reason I am so enthralled is the message that this short video and [...]

Your Motivation for February 5, 2019

Hey everyone, welcome to Wednesday Have you ever sat and watched a bird soaring on the thermals and wondered what it would be like? To be able to just spread your wings, lift into the air and not be afraid of falling? To see the sky and earth from the point of view of a [...]

Your Motivation: Keep Walking

Hey everyone, welcome to a new day. The ads are gone! Hurray! I had a glitch with my WordPress account but they have a marvelous support staff and they fixed it for me. Yep, life is a neverending string of events, some are good and some are bad. Dealing with the ups and downs of [...]

Your Motivation for February 4, 2019

Hello and welcome to Monday. Anxiety is definitely a normal part of being human. Anxiety serves us in helping us to avoid danger and respond by either running away, freezing to avoid detection, or fight our way out of the situation. However, what happens when anxiety overwhelms our lives and we can't cope? I think [...]

Your Motivation for February 3, 2019, Leave Your Past Behind and See the Beautiful Person You Have Become

Good Sunday to you all! First, let me tell you I'm sorry for the tacky ads that are popping up at the end of the posts on my site. I've been in contact with WordPress and they are going to fix it. Please, be patient with me. As humans, we build our present on the [...]