Vulnerability. My sweet friend K.C. shared this with me a couple of years ago in a class she was teaching (yes, she is my friend, and yes she was my professor, and no, I didn't get special treatment lol!). This was the first time that I became aware of Brene Brown and what she had to say about ... Read More about Brene Brown: The Power of Vulnerability
If you are contemplating suicide, or if you suspect that someone you know is considering harming themselves, please call the National Suicide Hotline immediately at the number below. Intervention saves lives. 1-800-273-8255 Erik, we love you and we miss you each and every day. My ... Read More about Remembering Erik (1969-2015)
I am honored to have been interviewed by Amanda Laughtland, who owns the blog With Five Questions. Mandy is a poet, artist, and small press publisher. She helps independent artists, bloggers, and business people share information about their projects, work, and sites. And she does it in a ... Read More about Five Questions with Mandy
“So what brought you to Oak Island, Kristi?” “Well…I…I’m running from a man.” “Really?! That’s how I got here too.” It was a warm, sunny day in Oak Island on the afternoon I had that conversation over a sea-side lunch with my new friend Bonnie Grace. She swears she knows me from ETSU ... Read More about When Love Isn’t Enough
It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being ... Read More about The Invitation: A Poem By Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Kristi McAllister, Chief Coloring Officer and Princess in Residence at Truly Madly Sassy asked about regret, and her question hit me…really hit me. Do you have any regrets? Loaded question…and here’s a curious answer. Once upon a time…that’s how any good fairy tale starts out, right? Well, ... Read More about NO Regrets…Well, Maybe Just one!
Do you ever wish that life had a rewind button? What a question, you say! But do you? Because I do. I used to say that I didn't have regrets because anything I regretted was a good learning opportunity (insert eye roll here). I don't buy that anymore. Nope! I am all for do-overs now! In fact, I ... Read More about Regretfully Yours…
I woke up with a sad heart this morning. An aching heart. At first, I thought it was about all the friends I’ve lost in such short amount of time. Each of their deaths have changed me in so many different ways. Erik’s is the only one that I won’t ever heal from. And then I thought maybe it was ... Read More about March Revisited: Another Heartfelt Letter
She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go. She let go of fear. She let go of the judgments. She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head. She let go of the committee of indecision within her. She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without ... Read More about She Let Go: A Poem by Safire Rose
Today, I was thinking about what it is that I want with you and from you; for you, for us...I want to be part of your life in a real way. When you're working well into the night on a project, charts, or something else, I want to bring you your favorite kind of Avion. After, I want to watch you ... Read More about A Forlorn Love Letter
“You’re outgrowing your friends.” Scott is my best male friend, and every Thursday, we get together to catch up on each other’s lives. It’s been an ongoing thing for at least 3 years now. And on that particular evening, we were talking about the growing pains of life when he made that very ... Read More about The Irony of Sifting
Ever since I was a little girl, I've always had cats. I only had one dog until I was 18 (her name was Miss Muffet and she came to live with us when I was 3) but when she had to be put down, I really didn't want another dog because the pain of losing her was way too much. And truthfully, dogs are ... Read More about The Dog That Rescued Me: Happy Birthday!