TWSM Movie Review ‘Kidnap’

TWSM Movie Review 'Kidnap' "Marco!" ....."Polo!" "Marco!" ..."Polo!" That’s pretty much all you hear between Karla (Halle Berry) and her son Frankie on a beautiful sunny day at the park.  This is how she keeps track of him, making sure he’s still close when he’s not in her sight.  Karla is a divorced, single mom working as a waitress in a local diner.  Frankie is her world. While at the park Karla receives an unexpected ...
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It All Turns Out

It all turns out... I thought I would surprise Kim and send her a blog for Saturday since I have been MIA as one of our writers since a week before Mom died.  I have managed to pull myself together for Coffee Chat’s the last few weeks, however writing something has been a whole different animal.  I got really sick a week or so ago—so much so that it scared me into asking myself what ...
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Just Say No

 Just say “no”... A couple weeks ago, I was with a friend and she mentioned how overwhelmed she felt in the last week.  I asked what was making her feel that way and she said all the running with kids, plus having extra activities at night.  She was rambling off all the commitments..book club, golf, movie night, happy hour, boating with a friend… I was honestly worn out just listening to all of the activities.  ...
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I Cried

I cried at work today.  I cried to my boss.  The overwhelm is just too much.  The burdens are too heavy.  The decisions are too many.  I don’t want to play life today.  I seriously want to hibernate.  I want people to leave me alone…. and the enemy, oh he can have a party on that dance floor next to me because this girl….she’s sitting at the bar and not getting up.   Not even ...
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‘Resilient’ TWSM Book Review

Resilient by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. If a book has ever jumped out at me as one that I needed to read, it is Resilient: How to Grow an Unshakable Core of Calm, Strength, and Happiness by Rick Hanson, Ph.D. Although it was originally published in 2018, it has 2020 written all over it. Hanson is a psychologist, bestselling author, and founder of the Wellspring Institute for Neuroscience and Contemplative Wisdom. Resilient delves into topics including ...
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The Day

The day... I am not listening to music. I just finished a very watered down iced latte that I picked up on my way home from work. This week was the week Full disclosure I am really bad with dates. I ALWAYS remember my daughter’s birthday but if there isn’t a calendar reminder for it I won’t remember. (Her birthday being the exclusion) AND Except of course the day my divorce was final. Which was ...
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Give Honest And Sincere Appreciation

Giving honest and sincere appreciation... Dale Carnegie’s 2nd human relations principle. We all want to know we make a difference to someone or to many someones. Remember the last time someone appreciated you? and how enlivened you felt? Why wouldn’t you want to make someone else feel that way?   I’m like you. I get busy and don’t take the time to let others know what they mean to me and how they have contributed ...
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How To Read A Food Label

How To Read A Food Label Last week we covered navigating the grocery store and how to best go about that to stay on track with our health and wellness goals. This week I want to help you learn how to decipher the black and white box aka a nutritional food label on the back of our food boxes. Learning how to read a food label in the grocery store as we are shopping is ...
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There Is A Hole In Our Family Pictures

There is a hole in our family pictures.. Earlier this month Chrissy Teigen announced the heartbreaking news she had lost her child, and it hit me right in my gut. I too had lost my third child and I too had named him Jack. Suddenly I was overcome with the raw emotion that comes with child loss. I suddenly was back in that ER room with multiple doctors telling me there is nothing they can ...
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Thank You, Dad!

Thank you, Dad! It’s Sunday as I write this and I'm shocked by what I'm about to say, but I think I’ve had too much coffee. I made myself an iced coffee and ooh it is hitting me.  Background music is Judah and The Lion “Beautiful Anyway.” The lyric “Raise your hand and take a second to breathe in”, is sticking in my head right now. More and more I have been trying really hard ...
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12 thoughts on “Blog

  1. Robbie walker

    I’m glad to see ,some of us know that stuff ain’t free. Hard work is not a give me. You learn how to appreciate what you have worked your ass off for. I’m glad there’s a few good ones left.

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  2. Sheila

    Your blog and Instagram posts make me remember that I am not alone in this journey as a single mom. Thank you!

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  3. Heather

    Loved watching your Facebook coffee chat this morning (7-5-2020)! Just became a single mom to three wonderful kids! I have always been a push over with everyone and have always found it hard to tell people no! When I watched your live this morning it was eye opening!😊😊

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  4. Fiona

    Ive just found this siteby accident. Im sick of being victimised and judged because i work a lot. Im so happy to find a place where i fit in. Thankyou

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