TABLOID DEMONS

I hope you understand that everyone has a story and that story is rarely conveyed by what someone looks like.  I am not a big fan of the People of Walmart posts.  I love to laugh I just don’t love laughing at people. If laughing at people is your thing, and sometimes it is hard…

BEAUTIFULLY CONNECTED

The moment I saw you Your eyes swallowed my reality Held completely captive Seeing into the deepest part of me Your love drowning me Teaching me a new way to breathe No more the way it used to be The possibilities in you inspiring me Nothing could ever be, would ever be As important as…

PONYTAIL PRISONER

I am a mom with a ten year old daughter, who is struggling to raise a strong individual who will also be a compassionate friend. Trust me, it is a balancing act to create confident girls that don’t become over-confident “Mean Girls.”  Girls can be downright vicious to their own gender and it is ever…

FIGHT BULLIES WITH VILLAGE LOVE

Me: Are you popular? Her: No, but I have some great friends so I don’t care. Me: Do you have popular friends? Her: Yes I do and they are nice. Me: Do you want to be popular? Her: I am popular to my friends and I don’t need any more attention than that. Me: You’re…

BLUSH

Today Katarina Schultz is here to recount her experience with bullies.  This type of bullying is very prevalent and has been occurring in grade schools for many decades.  Boys and girls learning to be men and woman pushing boundaries and sometimes, at the expense of others, learning how to either respect or disrespect the opposite…

VILLAGE HEROES

This month I will be hosting a variety of people to help me educate, advise, and encourage people to not only be aware of the bullying that occurs around them but to hopefully find positive ways to discourage it. Bullying comes in an endless variety of forms born of limitless circumstances. We all need the…

FINDING YOUR PASSION IN COMPASSION

I am very happy to share this final post on compassion.  At the beginning of February a few good friends started the #1000speak initiative and more than a 1000 voices rang loud and proud on February 20th with their viewpoints.  I am very thankful for them and for all of my guest bloggers this month.…