Tips for a Weekend of Wellness

“Self-care Sunday” was in my life even before the phrase became a hashtag. Growing up on Saturday morning’s my Mom would wash and braid my hair, my Dad polished my shoes, and I’d pick out a dress. Why? Because Sundays meant we were going to church. Church was self-care for the soul. This routine stuck with me into adulthood. I still enjoy pampering myself with … Continue reading Tips for a Weekend of Wellness

5 Reasons NOT to Pray

I remember learning how to pray at a young age. The prayer I learned went like this: “Gentle Jesus, meek and mild,Look upon a little child,Pity my simplicity,Suffer me to come to thee…Ayyyyy-men.” I said that prayer every night with hopes that angels would protect me as I slept. My Mother taught me that prayer, along with longer ones. On my journey to school, I … Continue reading 5 Reasons NOT to Pray

Newness: A Story.

For those of you that don’t know in addition to writing and creative practices, I am a teacher. Last Spring the co-teacher, students, and I watched the process of growth. We saw these little worm-like things grow from caterpillars, to chrysalis, to butterflies. We watched them go through the dirt, the uncomfortable process of being cocooned, then the discomfort of breaking free from the chrysalis. … Continue reading Newness: A Story.

Finding Your Light in the Midst of Chaos

Welcome to Heal. Heart. Soul. As you journey with me along this path my goal is that with anything shared on this site you will find joy. Let’s face it…there is so much going on in the world right now. There is so much going on in the government and our cities. There might even be a lot going on in our neighborhoods and our … Continue reading Finding Your Light in the Midst of Chaos