Still I Rise By Maya Angelou

September 6th, 2012
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Oh, Maya Angelou, you are one talented and wise woman!

Her poem, Still I Rise, tells us about what it means to face life’s difficulties with courage and patience.  Staying committed to walk your journey and refusing to give up is not easy, but as long as we can take that first step and reach out for help, it can be done.

Take Maya Angelou’s hand, read her inspiring thoughts and feel her strength in the following verses:

Still I Rise

By Maya Angelou
You may write me down in history
With your bitter, twisted lies,
You may trod
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Riding The Rollercoaster

September 5th, 2012
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Dear Readers: Just as you may find yourself on an emotional roller coaster, so do I. I have days, just as you do, when things don’t go well and I feel as if I am treading water or even going backwards a bit.  Writing and sharing with you the ups and downs of daily life helps me and I hope it helps you.  When you read Cry, Laugh Heal, I hope you discover that you are not alone in your feelings of bereavement and your quest to rebuild a new life. I certainly do not have it all together all… Read More

Nature Girl In Search Of Healing

August 27th, 2012
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Courtesy of The Magic Onions I love this picture! Serene and peaceful, can’t you feel the healing power of the flowers?  The first time I saw it, I mentally slipped into the photograph and felt the aura of  its calming vibe.  I could practically smell the beautiful flowers in the shape of a majestic sun surrounding the Nature Girl. Ommmmmmmm.  The healing is starting and it can happen for all of us but we need to be patient.  Healing takes time.  The most important thing about restoring your mental and emotional health after the loss of a loved one is… Read More

Welcome To Today!

August 23rd, 2012
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A good friend from high school who I am now friends with on Facebook (Yay!), posted the below message on her page. I found it to be so hopeful that I wanted to share it with you! Today is a new day, a clean slate and an opportunity to start or finish or say or write something that you didn’t get a chance to do yesterday. There is always hope that things will get better.  I truly believe it!!  Hang in there my sweet readers if you find you are going through a rough patch. Here’s a toast to today. … Read More

Election Chatter

August 13th, 2012
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American Flag in Ocean City, MD Maybe you talk about politics.  Maybe you don’t. Either way, we have 86 days to go until Election Day and now that the presidential and vice presidential tickets for both parties are set, it’s going to be a long, hard slog. How to survive in Washington, DC and remain hopeful that everyday conversation can remain civil? It is possible.  Vent while you’re putting your make-up on, while you’re taking a shower, while you’re walking around the house. But try not to get sucked into negative energy. One positive and healing action I have been… Read More

The Stepping Stones

July 27th, 2012
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I like the hopeful tone of this short story a lot and I hope you do too. It captures what life is about and I really believe that step by step, little by little, we can help each other through the ups and downs of life. Then you can turn around and help another person: The Stepping Stones By Barbara Williams Come, take my hand.  The road is long.  And we must travel by stepping stones.  No, you’re not alone: I’ll go with you.  I know the road well, I”ve been there. Don’t fear the darkness, I’ll be with you. … Read More

Reach For The Stars

July 25th, 2012
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Every great dream begins with a dreamer.   Always remember, you have within you  the strength, the patience, and the passion to  reach for the stars to change the world   ~ Harriet Tubman… Read More

The Anti-Cancer Zone

June 6th, 2012
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To my family members and friends who are waging the battle of their lives!  You cancer warriors will understand this list of things that cancer cannot do sooooooo much better than we who always support you yet we are not cancer patients.  I say thanks to for putting together this list of positive affirmations!! While your battle with cancer may sometimes be lonely, we love you very much and want to help you in your courageous fight to go into remission:… Read More

Finding Joy

May 30th, 2012
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Fear less, hope more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Hate less, love more; And all good things are yours.… Read More