Obstacles. Who Needs Them? Well, You Do. | Hugs and Fist Bumps

Obstacles. Who needs them? They’re hard, hurtful and leave us feeling hopeless. They’re a nuisance, a bother. We would be better off without them. Consider this: obstacles afford us the opportunity to shine a light not on our circumstance, but on the situation brewing inside of us—fear, anxiety, doubt and despair. It beckons us to … Continue reading Obstacles. Who Needs Them? Well, You Do. | Hugs and Fist Bumps

Finding Strength in Weakness | Hugs and FistBumps

Even in hard moments ripe with despair, you can turn your wounds into wisdom. You can receive the strength you need to make it another day. Where there’s strength, there’s hope and when there is hope, anything is possible.

The Village Never Fails!

  The village never fails!! You've heard the addage "it takes a village to raise a child." Well I submit it takes the village to save a life. See, there'll come a time when life will deal you the kind of blow that sucks the air out of your lungs giving fear the kind of foothold that defuncts … Continue reading The Village Never Fails!

When You Have Nothing Left to Give…Fight!

Death is a choice. Really, it is. You may not get to choose some particulars: how it happens or where. But sometimes you do get to choose.  When my time came, when the moment that would shift the balance in my life presented itself I made the only choice I could: don't die. Not live … Continue reading When You Have Nothing Left to Give…Fight!

The Problem With Being Broke

The problem with being broke is that that LIFE SUCKS! At least, that's how it feels. And not just certain bits or portions of life. The whole gammit, the whole enchildada, all of it--all of life--sucks. That's how it feels when you're broke. By now, you've figured out that broke isn't defined in dollars and … Continue reading The Problem With Being Broke