• Mental Health,  Relationships,  Self Love

    4 Signs to Spot Emotional Abuse

    Thankfully, I never experienced physical abuse in any relationship; but I did experience emotional abuse and in this post, want to share 4 signs to spot emotional abuse. Many years ago before I met my now husband, I entered a relationship that looked great “on paper”. At the time, I was a Christian wanting to date a fellow Christian leader (I’m much more moderate now!). I met this guy in 12-step recovery during the 4 years I avoided alcohol. He was handsome, polite and incredibly charming. I remember one night leaving a 12-step meeting, he was leaving in his car. He drove by, rolled down his window, and told me…

  • Relationships,  Spiritual

    Love – Harmony from Chaos

    “Have we forgotten how to love in our hurried passage through life? Perhaps we need reminding that love focuses our attention and guides our direction. Our actions aren’t hurried and our feelings aren’t confused and unraveled when we’re loving others and ourselves. Love offers form and enhancement to each moment… When the day’s frantic activities crowd the heart’s silent places, we must slow our pace and take notice of the loved ones in our presence, there by intent, remembering with them the design that has captured us and given meaning to our lives. Love creates music from the disharmony of our haphazard life choices. Giving it away is like a…