When You Do Everything Right and Things Don’t Work Out

The hardest thing for me is not when I fail.  The hardest thing is not when I don’t get what I want.  The hardest thing is not when all the things I wish for  do…

I Am Enough: Gratitude for Those Who Hurt Me Deeply

There are times when I still think about one particular man and what our relationship could have been, and it still hurts. But I’m grateful that he came into my life the way he did….

Be the Person You Needed When You Were Younger

One of my writer pals, M.R. Sellars, shared with me a quote that made me think twice. Okay, actually more like ten times, not just twice. “Be the person you needed when you were younger.”–…

No Coincidence: Everything in Its Right Time

  It’s said that people come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. But really, regardless of the length of time, it’s always for a reason. Sometimes a person comes into…

When the Child Is the Family’s Pillar of Strength

How in the world could anyone expect a small child to bear the brunt of the family’s needs? To be the emotional rock, the pillar of strength? Yet, I remember that burden being placed on…

Mentoring: Making Rock Stars out of Ordinary People

I love mentoring the next generation. When I one day retire, I want to know that I don’t have to worry because I’ve left the future in good hands. About a year into my three-year…

Message from the Universe: Just a Test to Make Sure You’ve Got It Right

Dammit! A month in and I‘ve already failed. A long lost friend of mine used to tell me that the Universe has a way of ensuring that you’ve made a particular change in your life…

This Year Will Be Different

  A month ago…. Before dawn, on Thanksgiving morning, I woke in a cold sweat. For the past several nights, my dreams have been populated with visits from a former boyfriend, as well as other…

Lorna’s Personal Guidelines for Work, Life, and Love

I have a series of  personal guidelines I follow in both my professional and personal lives. They make all the difference in my satisfaction level at work and my happiness level at home. Here are…