Once I discovered my purpose, my life took off. However, finding my purpose took decades. But when I stepped on the path, I hit the ground running, not with my feet but with my fingers.
I haven’t looked back!
My purpose manifested in three ways: I became a Ninja Writer, creator and editor of Middle-Pause publication, and the host of the podcast STOMP! (Stronger Together On Middle-Pause). You may be confused, so let me begin with the beginning.
I’ve known forever I had a purpose. But what, when, where, and how to fulfill my purpose escaped me. …
“You can only become great at that thing you’re willing to sacrifice for.” — Maya Angelou
Greatness. That is a word I’ve dreamt about many times. What does it mean? How can I create greatness in my life? Was I meant for greatness, or should I be satisfied with a mediocre existence? I believe greatness is relative. It means different things for different people.
However, I want to have an impact on the world. Make my mark. To be better than what I am; what I do. It may result from low self-esteem, which is very possible in my life…
I’ve been depressed most of my adult life, and I don’t know why. I take that statement back. There are clues to why I’m depressed. I just need to know how to recognize the symptoms so I can avail myself of the treatment solutions.
Depression is the one companion I can do without. However, it is right beside me to dash my hopes and destroy my dreams when life doesn’t work out the way I expected it to.
What do sixty-two and stones have to do with each other? Stepping, of course! When I put them together, I’ve got stepping stones.
I’m talking about walking on the stepping stones of life. Those places, moments, or events that propel us into the next part of our journey.
The incredible stones that impact our choices and opportunities. The stones of imagination, adventure, metaphysical experience, reality shifts, or practical advice.
Let’s take a step off our path and look at the stones. Gaze behind you at the standing stones of your past. Consider the ones supporting you now. …
How do you fight your battles? Do you have a strategy? What about engagement?
For example, when I fight a bout of depression, I turn to my spiritual practice of breathing Scripture. Maybe, you are battling a physical condition. Share your stories with us.
Like the acronym of our podcast, STOMP! We are Stronger Together on Middle-Pause.
Share your victories, losses, and stalemates. We want to know!
Our podcast is live! Episode #4 Marilyn interviewed two amazing women. It was an eye-opening podcast. Check it out here.
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The other day when I was watching my favorite movie, Black Panther, the thought occurred to me to write about the fearless fighting unit of the king’s bodyguard in honor of Black History Month. The female soldiers in the movie are known as the fictional Dora Milaje,(adored ones) depicting the real-life Dahomey Amazons.
I’ve always been captivated by the concept of women as warriors. Even as a child, I read stories and comic books about female superheroes daring to believe one day I might become one. (Oh, the dreams of a child.)
However, I channel my warrior spirit through my…
“You have been created in order that you might make a difference. You have within you the power to change the world.” ―Andy Andrews, The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life Matters
For the past 16 months, I’ve been on a wild ride called Middle-Pause. It feels like I’m paused on top of a Ferris wheel looking at my future spreading out to the horizon.
What do I see?
Women. Everywhere. Women looking to their futures, and I am helping them accomplish their goals. I am living my dream!
To encourage, inspire, and empower women to live lives of meaning and…
Trailblazing, ceiling crashing, barrier breaking, glass shattering women who towed the line, crossed the line, or disregarded that there was a line? Anyone come to mind?
Think about it for a sec. Is it you? Your mother?
There has got to be someone who inspired you to take action. Maybe, a church lady. Or like me, I’ll never forget my 2nd-grade teacher, Mrs. Tate. She was the kindest woman I knew and she instilled in me a love of learning.
Here’s what happened. Mrs. …
I thought gaming was for teenage boys. My grandsons can play for hours on end, and I have one who wants to be a professional gamer. Gaming is a lucrative profession. Dedicated gamers can make anywhere from $1000 to $15,000 an hour.
There are gamers with sponsors that are making millions with at least one as young as thirteen years old! I’ve got to get my grandsons to teach me how to play video games. Just think about it. In ten years I can make that kind of money. Sheesh.
Who knows, I could be a professional granny gamer…
Do you know of anyone that crossed sexist barriers in the male-dominated arena of sports? Sarah Thomas has been doing it her entire life. She is one strong lady.
But who is the real Sarah Thomas?
After following her career, I realized she is a married mom of three with a life-long love of sports. Then on February 7, 2021, Sarah broke sports history to become the first full-time NFL female referee in a Super Bowl!
Sarah Thomas is more than a Super Bowl referee. She is a married mom of two boys and one girl. …
A Self-proclaimed Word Pilgrim seeking the Kingdom of Words within. Has a vision to encourage, empower, & enhance the lives of others...one word at a time.