Gratitude, Quotes, Writing

Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Now available! Start 2018 by learning how to maximize the peace and joy in your life with the power of gratitude. Anyone interested/willing to participate in a blog tour, please reply below or send an email to alexandrabenn@hotmail.com. Alexandra will provide the cover photo and the text. Daily life can take you on a wild… Continue reading Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Gratitude, Writing

Coming January 1st!

Daily life can take you on a wild rollercoaster of twists, turns, thrills and disappointments. And sometimes trauma hits home, washing away the very foundation on which you’ve built your life. Finding Peace Through Gratitude will help you navigate the waters of uncertainty. Rather than life controlling you and your emotions, you can control the… Continue reading Coming January 1st!

Faith and Spirituality, Fun, Gratitude

A Rich Abundant Life

This past weekend I was fortunate to attend a women’s retreat through my church. Typically, when I get home from work in the evenings I long to stay in my home office with my computer, or at least within the walls of my home with my dogs and my husband. On weekends, I don’t venture… Continue reading A Rich Abundant Life

Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Life Lessons, Nature

The Present of Presence

The best lessons come from the most difficult trials, the most significant growth from when we’re at our lowest. When we’re filled with pride, the inevitable fall is hard. And so painful. But with humility comes peace. Yet It never ceases to amaze me that like the monster it is, pride rears its ugly head time and… Continue reading The Present of Presence

Gratitude, Nature, Writing

Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Writing fiction has always been my passion. Mysteries, cozy mysteries, suspense, contemporary fiction, it doesn't matter. I love getting lost in the land of make believe, creating characters, settings, and stories, living vicariously through them. And when I read a story, it's all about being transported into the world of which I'm reading, feeling like… Continue reading Finding Peace Through Gratitude

Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Life Lessons

The Company We Keep

Even though it's not Wednesday, I had to sneak in an extra post. This morning as I was running around Lake Estes in beautiful Estes Park, Colorado, my thoughts circled around who I am today, who I was, and who I want to be. Thank God--literally--that I'm not who I was, that I'm finally comfortable… Continue reading The Company We Keep

Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Writing

The Season for Gratitude

During this holiday season, cultivating an attitude of gratitude is at the top of my to-do list. Family is top of the top, hands down. After family, my top 10 for 2016 is: 10.)  Election season being over! Nationally as well as locally. My day job is in a political office, which makes election season ultra stressful.… Continue reading The Season for Gratitude

Advocacy, Faith and Spirituality, Gratitude, Quotes

Women’s History Month Spotlight – Mother Teresa

Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time knows I'm completely in awe of Mother Teresa's greatness. So my first "spotlight" woman for Women's History Month isn't a surprise. Mother Teresa was the picture of humility, compassion, love, and service. She loved unconditionally, with no prejudice or judgement, leaving the world a much… Continue reading Women’s History Month Spotlight – Mother Teresa

Advocacy, Alcoholism, Faith and Spirituality, Family, Gratitude, Writing

Birthday Blessings

I've heard people talk about 50 as being "over the hill," "half of a century old," "on the downward slide," etc. When I woke up this morning, having turned 50 myself, the first thing that came to mind was: I AM SO BLESSED! I got out of bed, got dressed and headed out the door for an… Continue reading Birthday Blessings