For years I was plagued with feeling guilty if I did something to "treasure" myself or indulge in self care. I always felt like it was so selfish if I treated myself to some of life's little treasures. I really never had a poverty mentality per se, except when it came to self care. I'm… Continue reading Self Love Is NOT Selfish
Just a few years ago, a friend of many years said to me, "I liked you better before.The way you used to be. Where's the old Cheryl I used to love? " Her next sentence got my attention. Whoa.... Then this ..."You WERE my angel on earth." Ohhh, no she didn't just say that to… Continue reading Boundaries or Bust
They called me, Olive Oil. You know, from the infamous and old Popeye cartoon.Pretty sure that wasn't a compliment or a term of endearment way back then..I was all skin and bones. Long skinny legs with knobby knees and matching arms, as long as a monkey if I might add. I was that girl. My… Continue reading I AM “THAT” GIRL…
It was February 2016.Heading up the mountain for the weekend, I knew something big was about to go down. I could feel it stirring within me. I had recently moved back in with my husband after being separated for close to 3 years, renewed our vows and things were already going downhill fast. Mother had… Continue reading STAY IN YOUR OWN LANE
Here's just one of the devotional from Princess Warriors that I wrote a few years ago. My prayer for you is that something within your heart is stirred to the point of rising up, stronger than before just by allowing this word to penetrate your warrior heart! GOT YOUR ARMOR ON? Don't leave home without… Continue reading The Warrior Within
With all the heartbreaking occurrences of recent suicides and personally knowing several people who have,I feel compelled to share about the deepest depression that I'd ever gone through and my own sick contemplation of suicide and how I overcame it! You are never alone... The darkness within me was all encompassing. I couldn't get away… Continue reading Against All Odds
It was my daughter Melodye's senior year in high school and she had decided to write an essay about the most influential person in her life. Surprisingly, she chose me. I felt so honored yet humbled that she wanted to write about me! I had to ask the question,"Why me?" Her answer shocked me! She… Continue reading Single Mama’s or Not …Don’t You EVER Give Up!
What may look like great regret may be an opportunity for great growth. If you are open to change that is. And being "Dissected." Adversity, pain ,regret are often the motivator for necessary change. An acquaintance of mine just sent me a few quotes from one of John Maxwells books. Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You… Continue reading Do I Regret getting DIS-MARRIED”? (Divorced)
What is it that soothes your soul? For me, it’s definitely the ocean! Truth is, I wasn't having a good day...I felt trapped in the confines of my mind.I felt slightly stuck. In a funk so to speak...Like stuck in my head and not living out of my true heart..❤️ Thats where love, joy, peace,… Continue reading WHAT SOOTHES YOUR SOUL?
I admit, Ive got a thing for swings. Now before you get any ideas or weirded out, hear me out. We've got alot of history, swings and I. One of my first experiences however was a rather traumatic experience. I was about 10 years old. I was"gently",not really, pushed off the back of a glider… Continue reading The Swing and I…