Living the Sweet Life: Lessons from the Sweet Life Garden

Hey Sweet Lifers! There are many lessons about life taught daily in a garden. One of the more poignant lessons for me has been watching, waiting and observing just how things work with God and faithfulness in His timing. I marvel at the harmony amongst vegetables, flowers and insects that live there. There...

Living the Sweet Life: MHM + CSR = A Better World

Hey there Sweet Lifers! How are you doing? I want to introduce you to the latest movement – yes another one. What is MHM you ask? Well, it’s “Mental Health Matters,” and if you can subscribe to it, the whole world will be a better, kinder and more inclusive space. As a person who holds a degree in...

Living the Sweet Life: I Am The “Keeper”

Recently I received a call from my Aunt Carolyn who has decided to downsize her home and as a result, created for herself a forced purging of things. She called me and asked if I wanted this or that, and I told her each time she reached out the same thing, “I’ll take everything.” She knew what I would...

Living the Sweet Life: Right Now, in My Sweet Life, Nothing is Missing

Hey there my sweet lifers! As we celebrate the month of May with flowers and showers of love towards our mothers, I must say that right now, in this moment, not one thing is missing. This has not been the case for most of my life as May brought a day that I could not celebrate and a sadness that I could not...

God Will Always See Things Through

Well, my Sweet Lifers, how are you? Do you feel like we are living in a vortex of surrealness?  Hopefully you are hibernating like the butterflies in my garden just waiting for Spring. It certainly has been interesting with the pandemic and the “Great Deep Freeze of Texas!” In times of uncertainty, I...

Living the Sweet Life: The Book Club for 2021

Hey there Sweet Lifers! In honor of Dr. Seuss, March is our National Reading Month, and for many of you, this is old news. This year I launched my Book Club and have created my list of some pretty amazing reads. I love books as you can tell from my library, and I have always got something on my nightside...

Living the Sweet Life: Sorry, Big 50 – Try Again Next Year!

Well hello there, Sweet Lifers! My favorite month has rolled around again, and it looks like I will be getting another pass on celebrating my big 50. Last year carried with it so many passes and reschedules, but we are not yet there for life to be back to normal. By normal, I mean to say that this birthday...

Living the Sweet Life: Think and Do

Hey there Sweet Lifers! It’s been a year that I doubt any of us will forget anytime soon. We have learned how to do so many things differently. If there was one word to describe 2020, I would say “transformation” is it. Going forward we will find ourselves irreversibly changed in what is important to...

Living the Sweet Life: A Completed Study of Aristotle’s 12 Virtue’s ~Truthfulness

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. As we have seen throughout this...

A Continued Study of Aristotle’s Virtues – Justice

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. Well my Sweet Life friends, we have...

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