• When Remembering is As Important As Forgiving (Guest Post)

    Have you ever thought about living in a world without forgiveness? I believe that forgiveness is so important for us humans. It creates a sense of peace when we forgive both ourselves, and others for certain behaviors and mistakes that have been made. Forgiveness isn’t a bad thing, and there is a difference between forgiving and forgetting, and forgiving but never forgetting. Forgiveness is making a conscious decision to let go of any kind of negative feelings towards those that have hurt you, such as resentment or vengeance. You are not condoning their behavior, but rather, changing your attitude and beliefs on the action/s that has/have been made towards you.…

  • Soup Recipes

    January is National Soup Month

    I suppose it makes sense, January being dubbed National Soup Month. It is this time of year where the winter begins to feel like it’s going to start dragging on. Everyone is a little burned out from all the holiday cooking. Perhaps your pants are fitting a little more snug from all those heavy meals and delicious goodies. Soup is a warm and wonderful way to bring comfort to the soul….and lighten things up a touch after a couple months of over-indulgence. Added bonus? Soup tends to stretch across a couple of meals (or easily feed a larger group) with relatively low cost AND unless you seek out a tedious…

  • Forgiving What You Can’t Forget: Chapters Five, Six & Seven

    Chapters 5, 6 & 7: Collecting, Connecting & Correcting the Dots Collecting the dots is all about searching through our past to identify how our current belief system has formed: the good, the bad and the ugly. If we don’t identify what might be dysfunctional in our own belief systems (and the subsequent standards we hold others to) and we can’t backtrack to where those beliefs started to take root, then we can’t address the mental shift we need to make in our own lives. As I reflected back to my childhood, one thing was really clear: it was good. Compared to so many others, it was REALLY good. I…