December 3, 2017 Chloe Longstreet

The other day I was speaking to another mom at my daughter’s school about privilege. Both of our children go to a school where most (although certainly not all) of the students come from families where money is not a big issue and we both are on the lower end of the spectrum from a…

November 25, 2017 rmaddox

You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.    Johnny Cash In today’s world, many…

November 11, 2017 Chloe Longstreet

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” Confucius This is for those of you who are current or aspiring entrepreneurs, although hopefully there is inspiration for anyone to be found in today’s story. I have a friend who calls herself a serial entrepreneur. This friend has started…

November 11, 2017 Chloe Longstreet

When my daughter was a little over a year old, she and her sitter came with me to a job I had in the city. We had to take the train and walk a bit to where this job was, and we were totally unprepared for the downpour that we ended up getting caught in….

October 15, 2017 Chloe Longstreet

This past summer I had a much harder time getting outdoors with my daughter than I usually do for a variety of reasons. It is something I normally put a high priority on, as being outdoors in nature is important to me for myself, but also because I believe it is important to children and…

September 28, 2017 rmaddox

“You seriously have no idea what people are dealing with in their personal life so just be nice, it’s that simple.” – Unknown I was out to eat at a restaurant once, trying to enjoy my meal, when I noticed that my server was being relentlessly berated by a neighboring table. Nothing she did was…

September 18, 2017 rmaddox

“It’s not that I am unapproachable, It’s the aimless acts of lies and malicious mischief from random people that causes my mind to enter a self-defense mode in preparation for battle in assorted environments.”                                          …

September 17, 2017 Chloe Longstreet

One of the major aspects of turning your life around and becoming a more positive individual involves changing your self-talk and your mindset. This is something that is very difficult to do as an adult; something many of us find ourselves committing to daily, and sometimes failing. Creating a positive outlook is a lot of…

September 11, 2017 rmaddox

“I think if the church did what they were supposed to do we wouldn’t have anyone sleeping on the streets”. – Michael W. Smith The church is a place of worship and without judgment for anyone seeking a closer relationship with God. As men and women of faith, we are all seeking peace, hope, inspiration…

August 21, 2017 rmaddox

“To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” ― Michael Jackson Expression is defined as the process of making one’s thoughts or feelings known. Music is as a creative form of expression that seeks to move one’s soul. Every…