Living the Sweet Life: One of 12 Virtues, the First of Which is Courage

This year marks my 15th anniversary writing my column Living the Sweet Life. This year also marks my 50th birthday.  As a way of reflection and remembrance, this year’s Sweet Life will be a continuous study of Aristotle’s 12 Virtues and how they are applied to my life.  Lessons learned in life come...

Living the Sweet Life: The 12 Days of Detox

Yes, you read that title correctly! In the most outlandish time for feasting each year, I began to think about what a detox would look like – especially during the holidays. With that in mind, I discovered that it’s only 12 days, and it’s not scary at all!  And, it may even, perhaps, help you start...

Living the Sweet Life: Floriography

There’s lots of reasons we send flowers, usually for a celebration of a holiday or season, and in all cases when someone dies. Flowers signify a gesture of caring and thoughtfulness, but did you know each flower has historical heritage tracing back specific meanings for both the sender and the...

Living the Sweet Life: The Therapy Journal

Have you ever kept a diary? I remember getting those cute little ones that had a lock and key back through my teen years. I would actually use mine to make lists and goals for myself and sometimes jot down stuff that I did not want to forget. In college I had to keep a sketch journal for my art classes, and...

Living the Sweet Life: #dosomethingfornothing

Okay my sweet readers, this month what we are going to discuss is not anything new, but it sure is necessary. Morgan Freeman is one of my mentors. He has created a life of multi-prenuership as an actor, advocate and fantastic person. He uses his influence to change the world, teaching us compassion for...

Living the Sweet Life: When was the last time you dropped Him a line?

That was a question that I asked myself recently. By “Him” I mean God, of course, and my reasons were many. Most of us who are Christians are trained and taught to pray and for the most part, we do exactly that. Prayers are a part of our way of asking for forgiveness when we know we have done something...

Living the Sweet Life: Just Got a Big Calling

Sometimes when you start something really good, it evolves and spills into other parts of your life. This column and what it actually means in terms of my identity has done just that. I spend a lot of time with little people. My littles don’t read this column, and some can’t even read yet at all. After...

Living the Sweet Life: Making Love Nests

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s June again and time for Fort Bend Focus’ wedding issue. The styles we have in wooing one another could not be more diverse. Some are attracted to shiny castles and presents, while others are content as can be with a simple hand held. What turns us “on” is a magnificent...

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