What is the number one fear? Funny, well not really, but I looked it up and it depends on who you ask. Who is the authority?  Well, YOU ARE! What are you most afraid of? Snakes? Clowns? Public speaking? Dentists? Needles? Small spaces? Death? What happens...

Death can be strangely life affirming. From the moment we are born we are inching towards death. Hopefully, it is a very slow inch and we are granted many, many decades of life.  Last week my husband lost his brother, Joe. He was a kind, gentle...

I was always a very happy child. I moved through life blissfully. I was the apple of my dad’s eye and loved unquestionably by my mother. As the youngest of eight children, I got a lot of one on one time with my parents. My...

People are good at getting angry with you when you don’t allow them to treat you poorly. The nerve - “Who do you think you are to stand up for yourself?!”  I am going to share something quite personal today, it’s not my usual habit to...

I wholeheartedly recommend and embrace the neighborly culture of the South. Why? Growing up in Missouri, specifically in St. Louis, I assumed that St. Louis culture was also a mid-western culture. I grew up saying “good morning” and saying “hello” to everyone I passed. This was either...