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February 18, 2021

My New Favorite Things | Tell Me Yours

Sadly, our attention is often riveted to the saddest and most sensational news of the day. If we’re not careful, we can convince ourselves that there’s really little good in our world at all. Even sadder, is the realization of how easily a gloomy perspective can color our world. That’s […]
February 11, 2021
Power Hours - How To Get Things Done

Power Hours | How To Get Things Done

I’m an idea girl, so I typically keep a list of future projects running on my phone at all times. But recently, I’ve felt like I never find enough time to take anything from the list to reality. I finally sat down to take a serious look at how I […]
January 28, 2021

Midlife Changes | How I Am Trying To Keep Up

If there’s one thing we can all be assured of, it’s change. I find this to be glaringly true in my current midlife season. In fact, I could almost be convinced that little gnomes of change worked tirelessly to stack tons of “changing stuff” at the door to age 53…just […]
January 14, 2021
Happy 6th Birthday FABulous Journey

The FABulous Journey Turns Six

This month, The FABulous Journey turns six.” Wow…six years, it seems like so much has happened and yet it also feels like yesterday. Where was I in January, 2015? My oldest had left home the preceding August to go to college in the US; leaving me in Manila to mourn […]
August 20, 2020

Be The Real Thing| My Trip To World Of Coke

Recently, I made the pilgrimage to The World Of Coke in downtown Atlanta. We southern folks are crazy about our Coke! This place has been on my bucket list for years and it was time to make some family memories. After viewing the museum of all-things-Coke I am now double-sure […]
May 29, 2020

Dance In My Kitchen | Shake Out Of It

I woke up the other morning with a good case of ditzy on the brain. I had actually set an alarm for an early morning Zoom call…well, I guess 9am is early if you have no other place to be. However, regardless of the set alarm and a calendar reminder, […]
April 23, 2020
where is my norman rockwell? - less than ideal

Where’s My Norman Rockwell? | When Life Is Less Than Ideal

I must admit, my present-day picture seems less than ideal, and, right now, my real life does not resemble a Norman Rockwell painting. Frankly, it’s easy to regard my current situation as one that must be endured, rather than lived. I’ve heard Covid-19 described as this generation’s defining moment and […]
March 24, 2020
quarantine culture shock

Feeling Covid 19 Quarantine Culture Shock? | A Few Expat Tips

So, are you feeling a little Covid 19 Quarantine Culture Shock? It’s been long enough that the novelty is long gone, yet the end is still unclear. Girlfriend, I’m hear to say, “I feel ya!” Some of you may or may not know that I have served as a global […]
October 31, 2019

Pushing Past My Limits – Let God Take The Lead

Has it really been three and a half years since I started this whole book writing thing?! Sometimes I marvel at where I’ve come from where I started. If writing has taught me anything, it’s that God is always pushing past my limits to get me to the place where […]
August 28, 2019

Back To Normal

I find myself navigating the road back to “Normal” after an extended season of side-trips, shortcuts and bunny trails. While away, I succumbed to the ease of clutter and the ever-expanding piles of “stuff to take back.”   Finally, I’ve returned to the dwelling I fashioned. The walls are laced […]
March 27, 2019
facing painful emotions

Five Steps To Face Painful Emotions

I can still remember it like it was yesterday. There I stood on the front porch staring out into the darkness. The tears came as they inevitably do and I wiped them away with a napkin plucked hastily from the kitchen counter. I could just barely make out his silhouette […]
September 17, 2018

Conditional Gratitude – It Shouldn’t Take A Crisis

This weekend we saw two major storms unleash their full fury on both sides of the globe. Hurricane Florence ripped across the Eastern seaboard of the United States. Meanwhile on my side of the world, Typhoon Mangkhut mangled the terrain of the Northern Philippines and Hong Kong. Both storms dumped […]