Discovering That Writing Is My Passion and Purpose

I’ve always enjoyed journaling and writing poetry. I even have a children’s book from long ago collecting dust in the back of my closet. But my writer’s journey really began when my mentor and dear friend was retiring as education director from the same religious school that she founded—before we had books or curriculum–when religious school…

Embrace Your Femininity: Don’t Hide It in a Dark Drawer

Sometimes women after 50 think that they have reached the pinnacle of their career, but that’s not true for the unstoppable Frances Prado, a visionary whose journey began when she became an empty nester. Often while growing up this daughter of immigrant field workers experienced bouts of homelessness and learned to do without—now she says…

Planting the Seeds for a Healthy Relationship with Your Child

  Five years ago, when Nina Sidell was hit by an oncoming SUV while crossing Broad Street, remarkably she was able to walk away from it with just soft-tissue damage.  She was not hurt to the degree that she could or should have been. Moreover, she now understood how fragile life could be. “I felt…

Reach for Your Dreams

By Lynda Dell You learn the most from your failures, providing that you actually take the risks. Sometimes things don’t go according to your best laid plans. Forcing them to happen is not the best strategy. I know, I had this great idea, but when  implemented it  didn’t yield the results that I anticipated. I…

A Soldier’s Journey to Social Consciousness

By Lynda Dell Originally posted in January 2107 BOLD + magazine Corey Taylor’s journey to mindfulness began with his own investigation of his painful, irritating episodes of psoriasis and eczema that made him feel so self-conscious and socially isolated as an adolescent. Throughout high school, Taylor tried every popular skin care product that his dermatologist…

When Dreams Become Reality

I thought that it was just an ordinary day, but I was so wrong. As I connect the dots, I realize  the trajectory that my life has taken began five years ago with a life-visioning class that awakene… Source: When Dreams Become Reality

Designer’s Unbridled Passion

Amy Ragsdale was a little girl with big dreams who believed in the impossible. More than anything when she was age seven, this tenacious child yearned to have a horse—even though she had no money a… Source: Designer’s Unbridled Passion