Origins of a Tarnished Southern Belle

As I mentioned earlier this year, we humans learn from the stories of others.  Before the written word was accessible, we passed down our stories by singing and speaking them.  Human history is recorded because people need to tell stories and people need to hear them ...

Want to Fall in Love? Start with Peace

Once upon a time, I became convinced that if I had a perfect body, then I would be able to fix my failing marriage. I worked out seven days a week and spent at least two hours a day at the gym.  I worked out with a personal trainer, attended spin classes, and in...

Love Your Life: Get Off the Fence

Want to know the first step to falling in love with your life?  Getting off the fence and deciding that you are going to do it.  I know it sounds simple, but darling, we often underestimate the power of decision. It doesn’t matter which side of the fence you get...

Quieting Your Inner Critic

Before I began to change my life, I often wondered when it is that our Inner Critic is born. I knew that she doesn’t burst  forth with us as we escape the womb and begin our lives as beautiful, perfectly imperfect human beings.   Nor do I believe that she springs to...