I am going to be real. I've come to a point in my life where I am truly happy and content. I'm saddened by the fact that it took me 51 plus years to finally be at peace with life and the world. Granted the world is crazy today, but I have no control of… Continue reading Live in the Moment
Chestnut Square: McKinney’s Hidden Gem
My thoughts about Chestnut Square... Mission Statement Celebrate Community, Preserve History, Inspire the Future Imagine being able to walk back to a time when life was different – no technology, no FB 😳, no convenience stores, limited transportation, no fast food restaurants, no microwave ovens, no ATMs and the list can go on. I… Continue reading Chestnut Square: McKinney’s Hidden Gem
Patina Green Home & Market
Most farmer’s market produce is grown within 100 miles of the market. This means that the farms are a source of local jobs and likely to spend money they make on their produce in the local economy. When you shop at a farmer's market, you know where the food has been. You have an opportunity… Continue reading Patina Green Home & Market
Layered: Coffee, Bakery and Kitchen
I love visiting new cafes and shops for unique treats. Layered is definitely a place that can satisfy my sweet tooth and desire for great coffee. Layered is located in the heart of McKinney, Texas - Downtown. Their coffee beans are imported green from family farms all over the world and roasted fresh in house.… Continue reading Layered: Coffee, Bakery and Kitchen
Letter to Me….
Dear Me, I want you to be strong and confident in the world. There will be challenges in life that will try to break you and cause tears. You will fall down, but you need to get up. You need to stay the course. You will be afraid because you feel different and you feel… Continue reading Letter to Me….
Madea: Let em’ Go
Madea (AKA: Mabel Simmons) has to be one of my most favorite movie characters. She is crazy, wise, loving, funny, but oh so honest. I so wish I would have had someone like Madea when I was younger when it came to relationships. When I first heard "Let em' Go", memories of loves lost came… Continue reading Madea: Let em’ Go
The Power of Vision Boarding
Most of us have ideas of what we want to be, do or have in our lives. But who has the time to intentionally get clear about what we want to create? No one. We must be deliberate and intentional on creating the time and space to focus on our personal goals. Well, everyone from… Continue reading The Power of Vision Boarding
Dear Depression, You have always been in my life. When I was dealing with an overwhelming amount of stress, you came out of hiding. I allowed you to control my emotions, thoughts, actions and feelings. Because I felt weak, I allowed you to be ME. When I learned coping skills, worked with therapists and allowed… Continue reading Dear Depression
Helping Your Loved One with Depression
Many years ago while I was working on my Master's degree, I thought about becoming a licensed professional counselor. I really wanted to work with individuals with mental illness and depression. I started my coursework then decided on becoming a school counselor. My decision was based on family and economics at the time. I was… Continue reading Helping Your Loved One with Depression