PAINTED FACES

What you chose to hide is a choice. What you keep from the world is a choice. There are decisions to be made and your choices will matter. Trust will be built or dishonesty and manipulation will be sown. You will hide things without even realizing it. In this way… we are all artists. It’s…

NO TRESPASSING

Unsteady walls False drawers Cracked floors Maintenance Red light Pay attention I need… It has to be here Somewhere Shuffled papers Yellow highlights Footnotes Small print Check the box Yes or No Check the box Blank stare Too many Empty boxes It has to be here Somewhere The answer The truth Hidden Hiding Fe Fi…

#BeReal – JEFF WELCH

My #BeReal guest today is Jeff Welch. One of the things I love about #BeReal is that I don’t censor anyone.  I love the unique voices.  Of course we are looking for the acceptance of positive and real behavior so I am selective about who I invite to write here.  That is to say I…

#BeReal – LISA BLAIR

My #BeReal guest today is Lisa Blair. It’s a simple enough question, I suppose, for most people. For me, whenever I am asked it, I can’t help feeling a little sad. Thinking about who I am reminds me of who I once was and all that I have been through. I am reminded of all…

COME HOME

Tell me your secrets No need to lie I will eat them up And make them mine Crawl into my arms And make a home I’ll hold you tight And keep you warm Give me your tears I’ll collect them in a jar Shaped like my heart So you can face each end With a…

#BeReal – MEGHAN SHULTZ

My #BeReal guest today is Meghan Shultz Millions of people, male and female, suffer from eating disorders.  Anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating are so common that you probably know several people in your everyday life fighting these disorders. Many are good at hiding it. Thank you Meghan for saying out loud what many people are…

CONTRIBUTING TO the FEMININE COLLECTIVE

Today I am on the Feminine Collective. Being a mom is tough.  I knew it would be.  The moment my daughter began to kick at my insides I began worrying about my ability to protect her. How would I strike the balance between imparting knowledge and preserving her innocence?  I didn’t realize then that sex…

#BeReal – ALLIE BURKE

My #BeReal guest today is Allie Burke. Allie is one of my favorite people to follow on facebook maybe because she looks like I would imagine my own daughter will look when she grows up. Not only is she gorgeous she is a strong woman and a force for good. I recently read her book…

#BeReal – J.C. HANNIGAN

My #BeReal guest today is J.C. Hannigan. I met her along with several other wonderful people when I joined Stigma Fighters.  She first wrote THIS blog post for me back in June and she is back today with her #BeReal perspective. She was born with a chronic pain bone disorder called Multiple Hereditary Exostoses and I…

#BeReal – LISA DOUTHIT

My #BeReal guest today is Lisa Douthit. Another gem of a person sent our way by Rachel Thompson.  Lisa brings us Inspiration from a powerful place; inner strength.  Please visit some of her other blog posts in addition to this submission. STRESS ISN’T KILLING YOU BUT THIS IS ARE YOU EATING TO SAVE YOUR LIFE?…