Affirming A New Vision – Week 23

Relationships – Step 1 I am present. If someone listens, or stretches out a hand or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.  ~ Loretta Firzaris This post marks the beginning of moving into a new area of explorations – relationships.  How we show up […]

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Featuring Women’s Shelters in District of Columbia

 I wonder why it is a dog doesn’t get to live that long, but he still has to die old. ~Anonymous When I hear that old adage about not being able to teach an old dog new tricks, I think about my life and a new trick that I learned in my late 50’s – how […]

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Affirming A New Vision – Week 22

Step Seven:  I am a miracle.  Through forgiveness, I know I am love. The reason to forgive is for your own sake. For our own health. Because beyond that point needed for healing, if we hold on to our anger, we stop growing and our souls begin to shrivel. ~ M. Scott Peck Below you […]

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Featuring Women’s Shelters in Conneticut

People are like stained glass windows: they sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light within. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, M.D. When my husband of three months decided he was in love with someone else, I did not feel any […]

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Affirming a New Vision – Week 21

Step Six:  I am my vision, how I see myself and others. Over the years I have developed a picture of what a human being living humanely is like.  She is a person who understands, values and develops her body, finding it beautiful and useful; a person who is real and is willing to take risks, […]

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Featuring Women’s Shelters in Colorado

I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. ~Anne Frank from The Diary of a Young Girl This quote by Anne Frank reminds me of the true gift that is available no matter what is going on in our lives.   The real trick is to get to a place […]

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Affirming a New Vision – Week 20

Step Five:  I am the creator of my life. I mold and make my world. Be fearless in trying new things, whether they are physical, mental, or emotional, since being afraid can challenge you to go to the next level.  ~Rita Wilson Creating a plan is the next step to making positive changes in my […]

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Featuring Women’s Shelters in California

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings The most difficult experiences in life offers us the greatest lessons.  That was my experience when my husband of three months decided he was in love with someone else.  Of course, I was initially irate.  I wanted to tar and feather […]

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Affirming a New Vision – Week 19

Step Four:  I am one with all souls, earthly and eternal. The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it – whether he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.  ~ Rona Barrett While zeroing in on resources for improving my health, I immediately think […]

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Featuring Women’s Shelters in Arizona

My barn having burned to the ground, I can now see the moon. ~ Chinese Proverb When life throws you an unexpected curve ball, something you did not plan for nor did you want – it is hard to find the joy in it.  I suspect that no one who ends up in a women’s shelter […]

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