Category Archives : Purposeful Thoughts

A Free Woman’s Manifesto 2

Just because I am sexually open, does not mean I am sexually available to you.  Just because I teach sex ed, does not mean I am obligated to tell anyone who asks what my sexual fantasies are. Just because I practice nudity, doesn’t mean I am required to email you my […]

A Free Woman's Manifesto

reality is a reflection of you

Reality is a Reflection of You

If your life is full of peace, it’s a reflection of your inner peace. If your life is spattered with conflict, it’s a reflection of your inner conflict. This philosophy changed my life at a young age. I took it to heart, and I began to realize that if I […]

Oops! I messed up, AGAIN!

We all make mistakes. So how can we quickly move beyond the feelings of blame, shame, guilt, anger, pain and resentment when we, or our friends, family and loved ones, make mistakes?

Oops I did it AGAIN! How to Access the Healing Power of Forgiveness

use a talking stick and a timer to take turns fairly

How to Stop Relationship Pain and Find the Love 1

I recently posted a status on my Facebook page. It was after I had a slight disagreement with a friend and he took it over the top, in my opinion. So I posted, “When a misogynistic man doesn’t want to hear a woman he attempts to marginalize her by ignoring what […]

Sanitation Increases Sanity

So. I cleaned my house this week. Not that it was a disaster area or anything. I’m usually pretty organized. But… somehow papers had accumulated on my desk, laundry needed to be put away, shelves needed to be dusted, etc. etc. I’m also slo-o-wly purging unwanted or unused items from […]



The Healing Power of Giving Thanks

It’s funny how often we focus on what’s not going right. Our boss is a jerk. Our kids aren’t obeying. We’re stressed about finances. Our significant other has an annoying habit. Our best friend looks better or gets more attention than we do. We get caught in rush hour. Or […]


I’m behind on my self-appointed schedule for writing. This blog post should’ve been published yesterday, and I’ve been toying with the idea of actually publishing on Monday, or maybe even Friday. I’m also behind on my video editing. I’ve got 3 episodes of the show backed up on my computer, […]


Dream Big or Go Home

Dream Big or Go Home

I woke up with this quote echoing in my head. Come to find out, the original is actually “Go Big or Go Home”, but I like this revised version. If you don’t have a big dream, it’s kind of difficult to go big, wouldn’t you agree? What are your big […]

Placebo OR Nocebo? 1

Have you ever heard about the Placebo effect? What about the Nocebo effect? Most people have heard the term placebo, but do you know what it means? Placebo is from the Latin for “I shall please”. Nocebo is from the Latin meaning “I shall harm”. Both words are typically used […]

Placebo OR Nocebo

2013-10-17 Your Ride

Your Ride

I recently saw a video of a woman who was completely out of control of her body and vocal cords. She was grunting and flopping around on the ground, trying unsuccessfully to stand up. It was heartbreaking to watch the EMTs try to help her, and finally restrain her and […]