My Better Self

This is from my journal from 2001. So many changes were going on. My mother had been recently diagnosed with a brain tumor. I dated a guy who didn’t value or see me (and I allowed it) and most importantly, I started to change and embrace a healthier attitude. I decided to face my demons and dysfunction. It was a tough year of many transitions, but it led me to love. I met my husband that year (after I had done the work to get better and be kinder to myself). Funny how that happens.

Journals are neat because you can look back on them and see your growth.  I am so grateful for that rough year in 2001. It gave me the courage to face my issues, which led me to love.  




Love is a Better Marinade

Tuesday Special: three for one.

Love is a better marinade
Love is a better marinade


Love is a better marinade; it makes life juicy.

— memomuse


Life is what you make it

Live it Love it

Olivia ❤


I’m excited about this life changing choice I’ve made. I’m going to still impact the lives of children but without being told how to do it by those who think they know how to do it.

Crystal 🙂

I Knew Nothing

Duke Student, Class of 2018
Duke Student, Class of 2018

I come to Duke thinking I knew everything. I came here and learned I knew nothing. I am in love, I am insecure, I’m trying to find God. I have faith everything will turn out for the best.

— Elizabeth Barahana 18′

Full Moon in Scorpio

Full Moon in Scorpio Jillian

Mantra for today — Full Moon in Scorpio was last night, destroying old, negative energy, transforming, clearing a path for the New — we’re hanging out in sweet, gentle Taurus, bringer of Spring, abundance, new life:

Open my eyes, strengthen my heart, give me the courage to choose toward light, love and life. This opens the way to miracles.

— Jillian 5/4/15

Holy Thursday: Leap

Leap Journal -- Back Door Cover
Leap Journal — Back Door Cover

The Leap Journal is one of my favorite journals. It has so many interesting original journal signatures in it.  So many words of faith from others and reflections on faith. This journal was in use when I was making a huge decision and I had to leap. It took faith.  I trusted my Higher Power to guide me and guide me S(He) did.

The definition of faith (source: is:

a :  allegiance to duty or a person :  loyalty

 b (1) :  fidelity to one’s promises (2) :  sincerity of intentions
a (1) :  belief and trust in and loyalty to God (2) :  belief in the traditional doctrines of a religion

 b (1) :  firm belief in something for which there is no proof (2) :  complete trust
:  something that is believed especially with strong conviction; especially :  a system of religious beliefs <the Protestant faith>
on faith

:  without question <took everything he said on faith>

Love is the Glue

Lover is the glue...
Lover is the glue…

Love is the Glue.

Flow it.


Rachel’s Love

Happy Valentine's Day
Happy Valentine’s Day

Estos dias tan especiales se celebra el amor y la amistad. Hoy estoy celebrando el amor de mi familia a mi madre, mis hermanas, mis hijos, mi esposo…el amor vive siempre en nuestros corazones! Raquel Mondradon 2015

Raquel and her sister
Raquel and her sister