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Celebrating The Lessons Of 2017

This year was…interesting. While it may seem that time teaches us new lessons, I like to think they are actually all just the same ones simply donning different outfits. Initially we tend to pay more attention to the ones in couture, but in the end, it’s the raggedy old ones that always seem to carry the most worth. In 2017 I learned a few things about this, that and the other, and I feel blessed to have them stitched into my heart as I venture into 2018.

Celebrate Your Life

Lessons Of Love

I learned that for me, following my heart will always remain top priority.  No shocker there. Enduring obstacles results in a greater appreciation of the complexities of love. I also learned that when it comes to relationships, you truly cannot force anything…you must let every moment have its moment.

Lessons Of The Body

I am a firm believer that you must treat your body as a temple…a gift from God. And from that lesson I now know there is immeasurable power in choosing organic food and clean living (with a dash of cupcakes here and there). I can honestly say I have never felt healthier!

Lessons Of The Mind & Spirit

I learned a lot about the power of focusing more on spirituality rather than religion. Sure I’ll always be a good Catholic girl, but a stronger focus on my spirituality has helped me to build a better version of myself through positive thought and positive energy. Clarity of the mind is a powerful tool. What you emit you will attract.


Lessons Of Self

I got to know myself this year in a way that was new. When you really start living your truth, life pans out in a very different and rewarding way. For me, my writing reached new levels. Creativity and ideas seemed to flow excessively…and I continue to welcome such floods. Working for myself is the best decision I ever could have made. But make no mistake…the freedom of freelance was well-earned. I put in my time behind this desk and that desk, scribbling away at the hand of others. But no more.

Lessons Of Environment

I realized that when you are surrounded by goodness, purity and people with good intentions and unstoppable passion for what they do, that you, too, become one of those people. I also learned that I am really, really good at shutting out nonsense and negativity. This took a while…but being able to silence the day-to-day black cloud of certain things (think social media and online negativity) is a major win!

And by the way, it’s OK to let the world know! It’s OK to be proud of who you are and what you are working to accomplish in your life. Be proud of your talents, your beauty, your brains. Love yourself the way you can’t help but love someone else…with unconditional and unwavering loyalty.

So as 2017 tucks itself away, do yourself a favor and consider your own lessons. Consider their significance and impact on not just yesterday, but tomorrow. Love your life, love others, love yourself…and celebrate every sunset as if it is New Year’s Eve and every new sunrise as if it’s New Year’s Day! PS. Good riddens to this year…it was one I think we all can leave far behind without missing a beat.

Dining On Stars ©

There need not be reason…
brushing against our intertwined silhouettes.

There need not be explanation…
emerging from our feverish lips.

There need not be any afterthoughts…
mingling around our scene of passionate disarray.

There need only be the desire to capture you as you did me…
a graceful shock of electric fervor.

A single glance that shook me to a halt.

With eyes that bright, you must have been dining on stars.

Sweet Disorder

Sweet Disorder

You have brought to me…sweet disorder.
Tucked beneath a whirlwind of welcomed chaos.

You have brought to me…a fire inside.
Ignited each time your eyes brush over my silhouette.
Each time your smile illuminates even the darkest skies.

And sometimes I wonder…if you know that such a striking pleasure captures me, that I exist as a victim of your indefinable allure.

And even amidst the tormenting desire, your touch reminds me that the rose and thorn thrive in their own little universe without explanation, without cares…only with sweet disorder.

Nothing On Me ©

The fierce tides have nothing on me.

Not the choppy waters,
Not the rise and fall of the crushing waves,
Not the deviant currents.

I’d push the tides aside,
I’d calm the feisty ripples,
I’d smooth the waves until they resembled glass,
I’d lasso the rush of the undertow.

If controlling an ocean that separates us is all it takes to be wrapped in your arms tonight…

Then the sea has nothing on me.


Something lingered among the breeze that night…

as we sat side by side, an audience to the reflection on the water.

The clouds were eavesdropping.

The palm trees leaned in for a glimpse.

A certain blanket of calmness wrapped around me with every word you spoke.

I knew then…

that I could listen to your soothing voice until you ran out of breath,

even if it was a lifetime later.

And I knew then…

that even though we would soon be worlds apart,

you were all that my eyes would ever see.

To Truly Live

Sometimes you catch yourself in a moment, that really isn’t yours at all. You are there, a witness to something beautiful…a bystander.

A delicate shadow, draped amidst the memories formed by the intertwined emotions  of others. And it can be wonderful. And it can overwhelm you. And it can catapult your mind into a new breed of fresh air you never knew existed.

And if in that very moment the sun sets for the last time…

And the moon shimmers over a sea of serendipity…

And the rain trickles down from the sky, with its only purpose to quench your desire for a life that emits immeasurable passion…

That is when you know that you have truly lived.

All I Want

All I want out of my life is to be able to lay my head down each night knowing I am a good person.

All I want is to make a difference in the lives of others and have the ability to show them just how special they are, no matter what their circumstances may be.

All I want is to light up a room as I enter. To ignite joy and laughter in the hearts of those searching for the easement of pain.

All I want is to feel loved in a way that rivals the pages of even the greatest  fairytales. To be someone’s everything…to be their ONLY thing.

All I want is to be the woman I know I already am. A woman with a heart big enough to share, brave enough to trust in the hands of another, and strong enough to never be completely broken.

Intuition Is Your Relationship’s Best Friend

I like to think I’ve been in enough relationships to know what a good one entails. The reason for this chatter is because I can’t help but laugh at all of the women I’ve been hearing about lately that are either ridiculously blind in their own relationships or are totally and completely off their tree. It is so annoying to see someone too clueless to realize how amazing or how horrible their man may be.

I learned long ago that the one and only thing you should listen to in a relationship is your intuition. That little whisper inside that tugs ever-so-slightly at you when things seem a bit off. Let’s face it, for some people, their intuition could be screaming at top volume and they still wouldn’t hear it. Sad, but true.

It doesn’t take a genius to know if someone is being dishonest. It’s whether you choose to accept it or not. Are you being naive? Or are you really that stupid? Perhaps if you’re in a relationship and you obsess over same sex friends, constantly cyberstalk your mate, or can’t stand to let them spend time away without losing your mind in worry…how about turning up the volume on that intuition and use your brain.

No man wants a crazy, needy, obsessively jealous woman in his life. Yes, all men want to be wanted, but not to the extreme some people take it to these days. Do you really think your man is happy dealing with that? Let me help you…he isn’t. And chances are, one day, sooner than later, he’s going to up and leave. Sure a good man may stay a bit longer if he has other obligations with you, but trust me, one day he will leave your relationship. And please note, he will be happier with someone else. Have you ever thought about how many people are out there to replace you?

I guess I wrote this because growing up with two older brothers and being friends with a lot of guys, I have seen and continue to hear about the madness so many of them endure dealing with some women. While I do get great entertainment out of their tales of terror, it kind of makes me feel like I’m the last sane female alive.

Sure, I’m not perfect. But I am the type of independent, educated, passionate, family-oriented, classy, understanding, non-needy, warm-hearted, loyal female with good morals and a killer ass that your man comes to talk to about his problems with you. So maybe think about that.

You’re a woman, not a spy. So smarten up, save your energy and listen to your intuition. And if it’s reporting back bad news that you didn’t want to hear, then pack up your newly-found friend and head for the hills. And if you don’t have the confidence to do so, then either quit your complaining or accept your miserable situation while your relationship runs its course.