• FIerce Free and Full of Fire

    Dear Anxiety: Life During a National Pandemic

    Dear Anxiety: I would appreciate it if you took a vacation to somewhere else for a while. The world is in crisis and I do not have time to deal with you. Wait, no one can travel. We are staying…

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    When the Floor Dropped Out – We Learned to Climb Together

    *******Time for chapter 4 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond Struggles with Mental Health.  If you missed chapter 1, 2, & 3, click the links below to read how our journey began. ****** She’s Struggling! What…

  • girl on balance beam

    Balancing Fear and Fun to Live your Fullest Life

    Faced with the decision to choose fear or fun, where do your loyalties lie? Fear is an overwhelming emotion and can easily sway any decision to her side of the fence. The question is how much life is one giving…

  • How to Make Friends with your Anxiety

    I know what you are thinking – Did she write that title correctly? This has to be some kind of mistake.  No, Ladies and Gentlemen, this is not an error. One of the key ways I learned to live with…

  • Our Experience with Brain Balance

    *** Time for chapter 2 in my beautiful daughter’s story of growth and success beyond ADHD and Anxiety.  If you missed chapter 1, click the link below to read how our journey began. She’s Struggling! What Do We Do? Our…

  • Gardening to Revive the Soul

    We have an enormous lot and over the years I developed an intense love for gardening.  Truth be told, I cannot keep a house plant alive to save my soul, but my outdoor gardens flourish.  With Michigan experiencing the rainiest…

  • She’s Struggling! What Do We Do?

    When my sweet, spunky daughter set off for school, I did not have any reservations. I knew she would be one of the youngest in the class, but I did not have any concerns about her potential for success. She…