I was listening to a podcast about speaking our truth and it really got me to thinking about what that means to me and to all of us, so, naturally, I wanted to share it with my readers. Photo by Magda Ehlers on Pexels.com The podcast explained living our truths in a way I didn't... Continue Reading →
In junior high, you were the "cool kid" if you had braces. I remember all the popular, well-off kids were able to get braces. Which made me green with envy. I wanted braces so bad. I watched friend after friend get braces and then get those really cute wire retainers they sported at school. So,... Continue Reading →
Some of you may have read my post about the gratitude bridge, where I take a pause every day to give thanks for that day. This bridge allows vehicles on a gravel road to cross over a small creek. It often floods, so I'm not always able to go that route, which is filled with... Continue Reading →
There is a phrase that I live by: "never assume — you'll make an ass out of U and me.." This is a hard-learned lesson for myself and many others I'm sure. Photo by Olya Kobruseva on Pexels.com Inevitably, every time I assume something, I am usually dead wrong. Sometimes I find myself saying "well, I... Continue Reading →
"I'm lucky, at least I can do this," I told myself recently as I stepped out of the bath after my second migraine of the day. What I really meant to tell myself is this "people have it much worse than you, you should suck it up and go on with your night." I stopped... Continue Reading →
Florida's press secretary's statement that people against the bill are pro-grooming truly caught me off guard. Her comments are inexcusable, damaging, and dangerous.
If you are a chronic migraine sufferer, I'm so sorry. I understand. I know how difficult it is to not only live through it, but to also find good, COMPASSIONATE care.
Well, once again, it's been a red hot minute since I've posted. And I'm sorry! The last several years of my life have been one of transition and living in the moment. In 2019, I re-vamped my blog, set some goals, tried to fit within someone else's view of how this blog should be and,... Continue Reading →
This weekend I'm covering commencement for Emporia State University. It's such a monumental milestone for each graduate, their families, and friends. As the room erupts in cheers and screams as the graduates file on and off the stage, it's hard not to feel the immense joy that surrounds the graduates. As I work on my second... Continue Reading →
"Dear Brandy, I am sorry to tell you that your mail art friend Andrea, has passed away..." Today, upon arriving home from work a letter was waiting for me. I'm sitting here at my computer tearfully typing out this post — a beautiful soul left this earth. Her wit, humor and creativity will never arrive... Continue Reading →