It is Dark

It has been a whirlwind of a year as I have transitioned to being a mother of 4 to a mother of 5, while also trying to restructure my business. It has been daunting to think of all the overwhelming responsibilities I have while trying to stay afloat. And after having my 5th baby, I […]

Another One?

However one wants to define the current state of the “women’s movement,” it is safe to say that women will not stop talking. The topic of sexual harassment from men such as Matt Lauer, Mario Batali, Charlie Rose, Larry Nassar, and the list continues on and on….. There will always be another one. From a […]

#ManEnough #redefinemasculinity

Last post, I spoke about “boys will be boys” and our need to change the culture of men. Interestingly enough, I have had women come out of the woodwork, needing sessions because watching news on Harvey Weinstein and constantly hearing #metoo stories have triggered them back into PTSD. I could write forever on this topic, […]

Boys Will Be Boys

When my son was younger and even now that he is a teenager, I would often times ask my husband why the heck my son was doing whatever it was he was doing. I simply didn’t understand – why is he eating like a neanderthal? Why is he constantly joking about bodily functions as he […]

Do Not Judge Me Based on Who I Vote For

It would be an understatement to say that people’s convictions, thoughts, and feelings are intensely passionate regarding this upcoming election. Now that both National Conventions have aired, it is safe to say that people are more opinionated than ever. My blog has never been a platform for political accountability and I do not plan on […]

Why Do People Do Bad Things?

I was having a crap day. I was feeling sad, angry, and disappointed. I was feeling frustrated that people couldn’t care enough about others to make them feel safe, protected, and mostly loved. And then……I come home to the news of what occured in Paris. As my emotions began to rise, I could not help […]

Our Obsession with Celebrity Addicts

Amanda Bynes. Amy Winehouse. Lindsay Lohan. Drew Barrymore. John Belushi. River Phoenix. Whitney Houston. Bobby Brown. James Brown. Kurt Cobain. Cory Monteith. Brittney Murphy. Courtney Love. Tatum O’Neal. Ozzy Osbourne. Richard Pryor. Charlie Sheen. The list could continue to occupy my entire blog post. There is a celebrity addict who struggles every day… This is […]

I Challenge You to Speak Up to Your Religious Community or Church!

Thank you to all my readers who read last week’s post and for all those who emailed me and contacted me with positive words of affirmations. I can only hope when I write posts that garner deep feelings of conflict, that we always find the humanity in situations to respect and love others, despite the […]

Enough is Enough

Let’s be clear. I am Christian. And, a practicing Christian at that. I attend church weekly, and when possible, even daily. I pray everyday. All day. I believe in the Bible and teach my children the theology I believe. I follow the Ten Commandments to the best of my ability. Most of my library contains […]

Dear Charise, I Do Not Want to Deal with the Transgender Issue

Dear Charise, I am very upset. My children and I were watching a family movie on ABCFamily and in the middle of the movie, they aired a commercial depicting families going through transgender issues of children dealing with their parent’s sexual reassignment. I was so shocked and surprised as my older child (9 years old) […]