Do You Hear Me?

The morning was cool and it felt great to throw on a sweatshirt as I left the house for my daily jog.  I couldn’t find my headphones and was mildly irritated; I needed the motivation of listening to Blaine and Allyson of 96.3and their banter to get my jog on and so without that I [Read More...]

Gypsy Soul

For over a year a friend, Mary, and I threw around an idea of doing retreats that would help, mainly women, create new friendship, explore their artistic side and embrace their inner child. And so Gypsy Soul Retreats was born  as a means to inspire, encourage and nurture creativity with unique workshops. We knew that there [Read More...]

All the World’s a Judge – and a Casting Agent?

Last week when the announcement came through that Ben Affleck was cast as Batman for the new Superman movie, Twitter and Facebook exploded with dissatisfaction of the casting choice. Many brought up Ben’s  past nightmare of a movie Gigli, which has been touted as one of the worst films of all times. That was 2003. 10 whole [Read More...]

Wag More – Bark Less

I lay on the red couch in my living room, my head on the tan pillows. Tears streamed silently down my face. I couldn’t feel my arms, I was so numb. I could hear my husband, Chuck, happily singing in the kitchen. I heard him start the dishwasher and come towards the living room and [Read More...]

Message to Miley Cyrus

I have always loved music. I started taking dancing lessons when I was quite young, played drums in a rock band (and in school band), sang in the choir and over all loved music. Still do. Music makes many people feel young and conjures memories of the past. When my husband and I met, we [Read More...]

Breathe In and Breathe Out

With the summer almost ready to close up shop, validated by my lawn covered in crinkled red leaves, the stress piled up for me to either shovel or to quick figure out where I could hide it, or hide from it. As you probably know if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter or read my [Read More...]

Forever Imprisoned – Haunted Mansfield Reformatory

Seen on shows such as Ghost Adventures, Ghost Hunters Academy, and My Ghost Story, the Ohio State Reformatory (or Mansfield Reformatory) in Mansfield, Ohio has been noted as one of the top haunted locations in the world. Utilized for many movie and music videos, most notoriously for the movie Shawshank Redemption, and on Sunday, August [Read More...]

Repeating Sequence Numbers

Whenever my kids and I see 11:11, whether from the time on the clock, a license plate or a price that shows up on a cash register we always make a wish. Some people look at us a little strange when we exclaim out loud, “11:11, quick, make a wish!” but I have seen more [Read More...]

Be Pokey and Smell the Roses

“You are such a pokey puppy,” I chided Micaela. All of  three years old and she was headstrong with a mind of her own. If I heard her say ‘I’ll do it’ one more time to me in a condescending way, I thought I would probably cry. So adult-like, I know. But between demanding that [Read More...]

5 Ways to Stay Faithful

“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” Mother Teresa  Quiet tears streamed down her face as she whispered her goodbye. Not a forever goodbye, but a goodbye for now. On the drive back home she sat in the backseat of his family’s SUV, his gray American Eagle sweatshirt [Read More...]


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