Chasing Calm

Month: July 2017

The many faces of God

The many faces of God

Say the name God and your mind will quickly conjure up any number of images and impressions that were formed over time through the influence of your parents, your church, the media and perhaps your own personal experiences of love, hardships or loss. It’s embarrassing […]

10 things I learned as a mother

10 things I learned as a mother

When you’re starting a family you read all sorts of books and articles on parenting and seek advice from experienced moms in an effort to raise happy, well-adjusted kids. No matter how much research you do though, it’s still on the job training. With my […]

I should have been a nun

I should have been a nun

Let me reintroduce you to my mother ~ the delightfully crazy but lovable Italian lady who is quite possibly the most nervous mother I’ve ever met. Case in point, our neighbors who lived directly across the street from us love to tell the story of […]

The one time Oprah was wrong

The one time Oprah was wrong

My crush on Oprah began long before #WCW was a thing. More than money or fame, I envy her ability to inspire others to think about self-improvement, happiness and personal fulfillment in bold and compelling new ways. In fact, I can’t think of anyone who’s […]

I’m out of my mind!

I’m out of my mind!

You should be too. It’s 3:37 am and I’m jolted awake by some random, alarming thought or dream. Suddenly I’m spiraling with apprehension moving from regret to worry to anxiety about things that have or have not yet happened. Every feeling is enormous, uncontrollable and […]