Archive for the ‘Good Girls Get Real’ Category

No Matter What

With Mother’s Day on the way, I was touched by the following story told by a woman whose mother was her role model and mentor, on many levels. “My mom was an RN, and she came home one day covered in blood because she had saved the life of a man who begged her, in […]

Your REAL Friends. Do you wonder sometimes?

The other day, I was at the dentist. I love to go to the dentist because he is one of the friendliest, wittiest, most fun-loving, people-loving people I know.  While he has all ten fingers in my mouth, he distracts me with his stories.  So what does that have to do with real friends? On […]

What ANGER can do for you.

Yesterday, I had the good fortune to attend a luncheon where Amal Clooney spoke about her work in the world, in the field of human rights violations.  Not only is she gorgeous, she is brilliant and dedicated to righting huge wrongs against humanity and she has been effective in doing so.  When asked what motivated […]

Because I said so.

Some days we just have to go with what we KNOW to be true, and run with it, no matter WHAT anybody else says. This morning is a good example.  My husband and I have recently completed building a house in the country.  And even though, it’s only a 2 hour drive from Dallas, it’s […]

Do Nothing. Rest Afterward.

Someone suggested this to me.  “Try doing nothing, then resting afterward.” I thought they were just being airy-fairy, Ca-RAY-Zee. What kind of foreign concept would it be to put “DO NOTHING” on our calendars for an entire day? Can you imagine how hard DOING NOTHING would be for an entire day? You would really have […]

Two Kinds of YES.

YES.  It’s my favorite word. Over the years, I’ve realized there are two kinds of YES.  One creates peace and pleasure.  The other can create considerable chaos. The majority of my life, I’ve wanted to please people. My hand has spent much too much time in the air.  Automatic.  Reflexive.  “Pick me. Pick me!” Or, […]

Bubba, The Love Sponge. Seriously.

When someone like Bubba, The Love Sponge finds his way into my life, I have to question the purpose. Most days, when I first wake up, I make a point of not opening my eyes right away.  I like to greet the day “inside myself”, setting the day’s intention and saying a prayer of deepest […]

How I lost 1,000 pounds.

Yep, no question.  I have lost at least 1,000 pounds. The same ten pounds a hundred times….or more.  That’s because old habits die hard. When my 8% body fat husband goes out of town, I usually order a pizza, and when they ask if I would like to add a funnel cake to my order, […]

Taking a Leap. For Joy.

OK, so slap me around for punning and taking advantage of today being Leap Year.  I apologize. Sorta. I think of today, since it doesn’t come around very often, as a reminder to do other things we don’t seem to do very often. So, get out the good china.  But this time, don’t put it […]

Time to unzip the lip? Finding clarity or creating confrontation?

Before reading this, you might as well just go ahead and stick your finger in the wall socket. It seems that’s the feeling people are afraid of when they want to ask a question for fear it might be viewed as confrontational. Have you noticed, in our oh so politically correct world, that many of […]