The Devil is in the Details

Have you ever been so consumed with the details of something in your life that you are afraid to be present in your day to day existence? I have. Have you ever allowed waiting for the perfect moment stop you from doing the one thing your heart desired more than all else? I have. Have…

What does freedom mean to you?

I recently asked this question of my Facebook followers and the answers were as varied as our personalities. Here is some of what they said: I believe there is a price we pay to live within and benefit from a structured society. For me, freedom is the ability to choose whether or not I live…

Monday Mayhem – You Are Worthy

As a child I used to tell stories that were more 1/2 truth than truth. I did it because I wanted people to see me and I wanted to feel loved. I wanted to be worthy of love. I wanted to be worthy of Gods love. Because then I would get to heaven to see…

Monday Mayhem – I have a prayer

I have a soul calling. I have heard it in my heart ever since I was a little girl. It is a compulsion that I have spent most of my life running away from because I didn’t understand the importance of listening to the whispers of my heart. Every heartache, every struggle, every loss, every…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Misogyny Says

Misogyny says you are unworthy of investing in yourself and if you do you are selfish. Misogyny says if you spend money helping yourself grow and expand and be visible then you are problematic. Misogyny says don’t ask for help, get your shit together woman, no one wants to help you succeed in making your…

Eff Sh*t Up Friday – Am I a feminist?

Merriam-Webster says feminism is: noun fem·i·nism\ˈfe-mə-ˌni-zəm\ 1 : the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes 2 : organized activity on behalf of women’s rights and interests fem·i·nist\ˈfe-mə-nist\ noun or adjective fem·i·nis·tic\ˌfe-mə-ˈni-stik\ adjective Society says feminism is: A group of angry, women, who don’t shave, hate men, reject compliments and held…

Monday Mayhem – Giving up fear for Lent

Giving up fear for Lent has meant facing some of my greatest fears: I had ants take over my desk and I am terrified of ants. Jim’s ex wife took him to court again last week and we always navigate fear around that. Not having the money to travel where I need to get to…

Monday Mayhem – This is not your grandmothers revolution

A revolution begins with one person doing one thing. We think of a revolution as a monumental event — the tea party, civil rights, women’s rights. Events of such great magnitude they forever change how people live their lives. But, that is just the end result. The crash of a wave where it all comes…

Monday Mayhem – 5 ways to make hard conversations easier

Part of being a Natural Born Rebel is having hard conversations. Hard conversations about hot topics with people who don’t agree with you. Talk about a trifecta of disaster. We watch this go down in the halls of Twitter all the time — screaming, yelling, trolling, and throwing around memes as though we were dueling…