Funny how the world sees "real women. . ."

Evidenced by all the Real Housewives of. . . shows which seem to be overtaking our televisions, it appears that the world believes we should all be wealthy, pampered, enviable, catty, curvaceous, gorgeous, and more. While we may be gorgeous, most of us are not rich or spoiled or even catty. We are ~ simply put ~ real.

The idea for this blog came after watching a few of those real housewives shows and realizing just how skewed the views of everyday life can be through the eyes of these women. Particularly to those of us in the trenches, working day-in-day-out to take care of ourselves, our children, our parents, our spouses/partners. Those of us who are out there earning a living, who may be dealing with catastrophic events or troubled children or medical issues or partner concerns.

This is a call to all women everywhere who live everyday lives and who want to simply do their best as they love all, laugh often, and live fully. Let us unite with our whole heart and soul, with humanity and grace, with vigor and hope. We are women and we are thankful to be so!

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Monday Hero - Tremendous Trish!

Of all the women I have met in this awesome island town, I have to say that Trish is one of the most honest and sincere and truly remarkable. She has become an icon among women and men alike, running her businesses with the utmost integrity and dedication. A native of Sitka, Trish is easily the most unassuming, character-driven, compassionate individual one would ever expect to encounter.

If running several businesses was not enough, Trish is an awesome mother, a wonderful wife, an incredibly committed community member. She supports any request ~ whether it be for the purchase of Girl Scout Cookies or a donation to any number of sporting events. As a mother, she never misses an opportunity to be present at an activity in which her children are participating. As a pharmacist, Trish provides extra assistance to those within the community who may be unable to afford their medication. As a business woman, she gives freely to any organization or agency that may come calling. 

Trish is well-known and well-loved. The few opportunities I have had to lunch with her, she has a ready smile and kind word for every single person who passes by. This is a woman from whom I have never heard a negative comment about another human being. She is the essence of unconditional acceptance. 

For you, Trish, I love the woman you are. And tho' it is difficult, I try to integrate those considerable character traits of yours into my own psyche. If all women would emulate you, the world would more likely be at peace!



  1. You are truly astounding yourself! Somehow, you are able to recognize the good and noble in the special women you have honored, and it seems to me that to have that gift indicates you have the same qualities that you find in them. I love reading your blogs because they are positive and uplifting, they inspire me to become more like each of them.
    Thanks a Ton!

  2. I agree 100% with everything you said about Trish. And I agree with the comment above mine :)

  3. It sure is nice to have family who love you and follow your blog!