Did you know that we are born with only two fears? A fear of falling. And a fear of loud noises. All other fears are learned by association and identification. What are you afraid of? For many people the obvious answers would be spiders, snakes and dark alleys. Let’s face it: these are things that [...]
It’s impossible for me to write about courage without also acknowledging its mirror image: fear. Fear is necessary. It keeps us alive during unexpected events, like escaping a grizzly bear in the woods or extricating ourselves from a burning building. Living in fear, though, or allowing it to take over our lives can stunt your [...]
Since joining the staff of All Things Girl back in 2002, I have written about pieces of my personal life within our virtual pages in hopes that by sharing my over-a-cup-of-coffee view of my life, you, the reader, can see a bit of yourself within me. Personally, I find it comforting when I see traces [...]
Imagine that you are channeling Tarzan. You grab a vine and begin swinging through the jungle. At first, you only change vines when you can touch the next vine in your route. Eventually, though, you begin to want to explore more of the jungle and this means soaring through the air and reaching for a [...]
While we are obviously about shouting about the fabulousness of women, we must at times pay homage to the other sex. When we set about choosing themes to recycle for our Retro-Year-10-Year-Anniversary, we all knew that in that vein, we should celebrate, lament, laugh, love, cry and shout about the rugged side of life. I [...]
I mentioned to you a life-changing event on the horizon in my June Column, and should follow up to tell you that less than twenty-four hours after my column went live, my mother died. I was quiet about events, publicly. I chose to not broadcast the news via Facebook where I would get the nice-fake-public [...]
I’m not sure who first said we should starve a cold and feed a fever, but that adage has never spoken true to me. I’m Southern. I feed everything. I feed an upset stomach with Campbell’s chicken noodle soup, saltines, and 7-Up, a cold with tomato soup and toast, and a broken heart with ice [...]
It’s been a year since you’ve heard from me. Well, not exactly. I’ve conducted a few interviews, made a scattering of blog posts, and been dutiful with each Letter from the Editor. Missing, however, has been my personal column – a barometer of my life for more than five years here within the digital pages [...]
I believe it’s important to start each day fresh. There is something to be said for allowing the desire for positivity in your life to win out over the negatives of past experiences. Countless self-improvement books and life coaches will tell you that in order to lead a conscious and fulfilled life you must focus [...]
I’ve seen more growth in myself this past month than I saw all last year. It’s a bold statement to make, of that I am quite well aware. However, the results of some extensive woolgathering in preparation for writing this column have shown me that it’s not only a fair assessment, but a point of [...]
February is the time of hearts. We see it in the grocery stores and on commercials “Give your “heart” for Valentine’s Day. For the romantics, Valentines Day is a time of flowers and romance and for the cynics, it is a red and pink hallmark holiday. Women, as early as junior high, seem to find [...]
It’s been years since I have been a regular church-goer. It isn’t that I don’t have faith; it’s honestly that I have discovered that I don’t need to be IN a church to find my God. On occasion, however, I do find comfort and peace in attending Mass at a Catholic Church. No, this is [...]
As the close of 2008 approaches, I am beginning to look back at the progression of my life as well as look forward as to what I want to accomplish in 2009. Every fiber of my being believes that the words I chose this year to guide me was one of the most positive things [...]
One of the quotes on my vision board is “Do Something that Scares You,” so last month I did just that. I invested money into the branding of my business and gave a fresh face to the on-line projects that are important to me. I had professional portraits made. In the age of digital cameras [...]
Are you looking for a sizzling summer read that will put you in the lives of the rich, famous, and dirty? Look no farther than Tan Lines by JJ Salome. This was one novel I simply couldn’t put down and as I neared the final chapters, I was hoping for just a few more Metro [...]
I swore to myself that I would not allow another issue of ATG to publishing without my column. But here I sit on June 29th at a lovely outside café enjoying a little Thai food (please forgive the lemon sauce) while the eighth or ninth draft of my July column winds its way from my [...]
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