Category: Charlotte’s Blog

I Can Do It By Myself!

Mistakes are proof that you are trying.

When I was a young mother of 3 boys,

whom I had in my 20’s, within 3 ½ years, while my husband traveled extensively- I was nursing a nervous breakdown. I was a fulltime mother who felt compelled to get everything perfect.
At one point my then-husband suggested I get a nanny. I was so offended, how could anyone think a stay-at-home mom could use a nanny?

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Crow Pose in Yoga

I’m just returning from a level 2 yoga class where I held Eagle pose and balanced in crow pose for a bit.

It’s been almost seven years since I found out I had stage 3 rectal cancer.
When you read my book you will see all the emotions I experienced after the initial colposcopy, receiving a diagnosis, struggling with alternative treatments vs. conventional, as well as realizing an ostomy bag was part of the process.  I endured six months of chemotherapy, post radiation, and surgery. You will also see what it was like to be 42 with four sons and miss out on a year of life. By the grace of God, I documented it in a very colorful way, and people all over are reading about the journey and growing in their faith and inner strength.

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Embracing Your Soul

I witnessed and participated in the purest form of woman, and I saw a masterpiece of God.

I love observing people.

Last week, tragically, we lost Bryan’s nephew to a heroin overdose. I was able to go right away to be in the midst of the family, while the pain was still palpable. In the middle of the most profound sorrow, I was able to witness the essence of genuine sisterhood.

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Are You Worth It?

You are worth more than you think.

A lie that one is likely to believe in an abusive situation is, “You are not worth it.”

Most likely the abuser, or addict, believes they are not of value, so they project their self-loathing onto others. If one already possesses a rather low self-image, there is likely little within, to stand firm and say, “You are wrong!” Instead, one is likely to slowly believe the sick individual, to whom they have given great credence, in hopes of perhaps finding their own significance.

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Follow Your Heart

follow your heart
One of the byproducts of having a creative brain that does not efficiently consume information is that I skated through school cramming for exams, passing classes and moving on with minimal retention. If I have visited a venue, heard a story, or met a crucial player in a historical event, channels for learning have passed through my mind.

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We are all coming to see, and tragically many of us experience the destructive force of drugs.
They are killing and imprisoning those we love at a devastating rate.
What is not spoken about enough, is the ruins addiction injects into the family unit.
If you are connected emotionally with someone who is self-medicating, you are in need of treatment as much as they are! I know this doesn’t make sense. You are likely feeling out of control, angry, and reacting in ways that cause you to feel shame and regret for your behavior. It is crazy making. You are hiding something in hopes it will go away-it will not!

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I Am Not Religious

I Am Not Religious
Recently I was connecting with a fellow yogi after class. Her mother very recently died and like many of us, she’s been sick this winter. She has great balance and fortitude. I shared with her what S~E~E~P™ is and she shared with me her missing component.

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pressing send to wrong personWe’ve all done it, pressed send, reply or copy to the WRONG person.

Oops! Second thought on this one. Sorry.

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No one wants to decide who they will be friends with in the case of divorce.

No one wants to decide who they will be friends with in the case of divorce.

Rarely can anyone remain close to both parties after a painful split.
Having divorced and remarried, I have discovered the surprising shallow depth of what I once thought were real friendships. Always curious about human nature, I can’t help but wonder why they don’t connect with me now.

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A SEEP Reflection for 2017

A SEEP Reflection for 2017
I have decided to do a little reflecting, in hopes that you will follow my lead and do your own reflecting. Many of us are very hard on ourselves, and we point out our flaws regularly. Taking a few moments to let the truth of how we have grown override the reminders of how we’ve fallen short is one way of combating the negativity in our mind. Perhaps you aren’t as wrapped up in your own failings, but the decisions of others are seemingly destroying your peace. Taking time to acknowledge the accomplishments, as well as growth, will help. It is essential to take time and ponder growth, past, and future.

I will model the S~E~E~P™ method.

S~Spiritual

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