Pearls of Wisdom.

According to Merriam-Webster, a pearl of wisdom is defined as “a wise word or statement; often humorous.” Recently I came across some handwritten words of wisdom from my MaMaw Nina, who passed away in 2012. It inspired me to reach out to family and friends to make a collection of “pearls of wisdom.” The times have changed and the world […]

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Good for the Soul…

“Clearing clutter—be it physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual—brings about ease and inspires a sense of peace, calm, and tranquility.” -Laurie Buchanan, PhD “You’re the boss of clutter, not the other way around.” –Monika Kristofferson “Having too much of anything results in chaos, confusion, and clutter.” –Geralin Thomas Today, I woke up feeling like I needed to let go. I wasn’t […]

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It’s Fall, Y’all!! :) :) :)

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables “It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon.”  -Sarah Addison Allen “Fall has always been my favorite season. The time when everything bursts with its last beauty, as if nature had been saving up […]

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Dear Little Sagan

**I originally wrote this in December of 2015. I was almost 5 months pregnant. Nikola was a little over 2 years old. I thought this was worth a share. 🙂 “The tie which links mother and child is of such pure and immaculate strength as to be never violated.” -Washington Irving “If you have a mom, there is nowhere you […]

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Find Your Inspiration.

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me.”– Erma Bombeck “When I hear somebody sigh, ‘Life is hard,’ I am always tempted to ask, ‘Compared to what?’”– Sydney Harris “Either you run the day, […]

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Eleanor Catalina’s Story

Would I Be Me, Without My Mental Illness? Eleanor Catalina asks herself this very question in her recent blog post about her personal experience with mental illness. As some of you know, I recently shared my personal story about my attempted suicide when I was 15 years old. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Eleanor Catalina, with her beautiful soul, […]

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When Dreams Are Dangerous…

“Just let go. Let go of how you thought your life should be, and embrace the life that is trying to work its way into your consciousness.” -Caroline Myss  “You’re mourning the loss of what you thought your life was going to be. Let it go. Things don’t always work out how you planned; that’s not necessarily bad. Things have […]

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My Darkest Hour: Helping Others Find The Light

TRIGGER WARNING: This post talks about the attempted suicide of a teenager. Please be aware and choose wisely before you continue. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255  https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” -Lucius Annaeus Seneca “When people kill themselves, they think they’re ending the pain, but all they’re doing is passing it on to those they […]

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