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!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Take A Break!!

This is an absolutely incredible tidbit of information for anyone who works in an office.  Check it out and take that break, I say!!

Take A Break

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well Now ~ My Niece Has Become A Young Woman!

Who knew??  After her family moved from our small Alaska island town, my beautiful niece Sierra grew up! And here she is, performing at the Acoustic Cafe in Rexburg, Idaho!  So proud of you, Sweet Sierra!

Sierra Chapman sings during the Acoustic Cafe on Sept. 29.
She sang an original work entitled "Superglued."
MARIAH HALVERSON | Scroll Photography

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Theme Song from "Dead Zone"

Some days feel like this song.  That is, music in my soul - at given times it may start out with some minor trepidation. . .but then it evolves into something big and beautiful and hopeful.  I like to think music such as this can be considered a contemporary classic piece.

Monday, June 25, 2012

A Place In Time -

Sometimes these TV show theme songs just hit me as my own personal theme song for the moment....this was very strongly a part of my life nearly a decade ago during a particularly difficult time.  And it still hits home.  Other songs will follow, with or without commentary, many of which were a strong part of my healing.