Thursday, October 29, 2009

Words of survival

Click the below link to my Examiner article for background information to this blog entry:

Examiner article

I hope you've read my article and it touches you as the experience has touched me. I was even more amazed by Louella's strength as the interview educated me even more of her life filled with such hardship. She feels her journey, thus far, has been filled with more good than bad. Of course, this glass half full perspective is the foundation of her world. Louella is truly grateful for the time she has had on this earth and I'm fortunate to have moved next to such a great neighbor. I can only hope some of her wonderful characteristics rub off on me!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Surviving a sudden life hardship

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Examiner article

I have overcome many hardships in my life. I am a survivor grateful for my journey so far. This month is my 1 year job loss anniversary. I don’t even remember the colors last fall. I walked around like a zombie, numb at first, and then later my emotions turned into anger and hurt. After the initial impact, I was eventually able to free my feelings, embrace the situation and find my silver lining. Suddenly I had a flexible schedule enabling me to explore my artistic inspirations by marketing my drawings and writings. Today, I’m grateful for the opportunity. I trust myself, I have faith my new career will generate enough income to support my needs and because of this, I’m a much happier person!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Grounding Your Anxiety with Nature

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Examiner article

My 1st article posted Friday on the Examiner.com. Follow the side link to read and then continue to read below to see how I used nature this week to help melt away my anxiety!

This past week I've started driving with my son, Jeremy. He is 14 yrs. 9 months and he just received his phase 1 driving permit. I'm really thankful this is taking place in the Fall. I am extremely anxious getting into the vehicle with him! He is really doing great but his inexperience scares me. He ran out to my vehicle with permit in hand, the 1st day it was legal, asking, "Can I drive us home from Driver's Ed today, Mom?" I tried to swallow the lump in my throat, pulled to the side and slowly moved to the passenger seat. My uneasiness soon started to dissipate as we drove through the Michigan Fall colored landscapes. It wasn't long before he was pulling into our driveway safe and sound! I was physically present with him but I certainly appreciated the beauty surrounding us and I was able to pacify myself using it as a security blanket!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The First Day of the Rest of My Life

This week has been pinnacle to my 1 year anniversary launch to enable me to live my life-long dreams; transitioning a successful business career into a career of an artist and writer. I've learned so much through the trials and tribulations of my very active life and, I know, I am still just a young life student and I'm loving every minute of it! I launched my website, http://www.lifetimeartimpression.com Jan of this year and to date, I have had over 3000 visitors. This validates my efforts in marketing continue to be affective. YEAH! My book, What Can I Say When Words Escape Me? (Being present for others in their times of sorrow) will be coming to the market November, 2009 and I've submitted my 1st article as a Healthy Living Writer for the Examiner Detroit Market today. It is pending approval before the live post! This is my newest forum to reach people in need. I'm excited to explore and learn in this crazy virtual world filled with such opportunity. God Bless and may my feelings of joy fill your heart with hopeful reflections in your lives!!!