The Time I Ran Away to Europe

We stood there facing the rising sun peeking behind the gorgeous spires and turrets of the castle, watching the reds and oranges bleed through the sky and across our faces. I looked at my companions. New friends I'd made only a week ago and here we were, sharing this impossible moment of beauty and serenity. …

Don’t be a commitment-phobe

"The mature human being goes about doing what needs to be done regardless of whether that person feels great or terrible. Knowing that you are the kind of person with that kind of self-control brings all the satisfaction and confidence you will ever need. Even on days when the satisfaction and confidence just aren’t there, …

A reminder to forgive

I make it a point to consciously forgive of those who've wronged me and myself for all of the choices I've made that led me down a more difficult path. Forgiveness Fridays is my effort to encourage others to do the same, not just to feel better in the moment, but to improve their health …