Ten of My Favorite Feelings – Joyful Stephanie

Thank You Omobola I was nominated by Omobola, author of the blog Live life Live Fully, to write ten of my favorite feelings. Over the years, I’ve blogged extensively about my emotional journey through alcohol addiction and anxiety; first as a medium for exploring and gaining clarity of my own story, second in hopes that…

Just For Today – I Will Not Worry

Reflections on Love This morning I am thinking about love. How love feels… Soft. Gentle. Calm. Compassionate. Peaceful. Letting love sit, within… Just for today, I will not worry, I will love. Let Gary Barlow’s Sing fill your heart with love, and light and hope….. S, ❤️

Just For Today – I Will Be Kind To All Living Things

Thinking About Love I think a lot about love. I believe it is my purpose. Well, it is everyone’s purpose, isn’t it? I think about situations where I easily open my heart, other situations I struggle to open it. I think about love’s give and take. I think about how confusing love can feel when…

Just For Today – I Will Be Grateful For My Many Blessings

I’m sitting here, right now in the Halifax Stanfield International Airport, on my way to Huatulco, Mexico. I’m sipping a glass of Pinot Grigio. I’ve had eggs benny. At 3:00am this morning I received a call from Airbnb that they cancelled my reservation in Mexico because the location is not available. My taxi to the…

Just For Today – I Will be Grateful For My Many Blessings

Just for today (well everyday!), I am grateful for my husband’s love for me. Love is a funny thing.  Not funny as in humor – funny as in I don’t know the real thing until I work at it. Maybe funny isn’t the best word, perhaps mysterious or curious would be better. Because love doesn’t…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – My 50th Birthday!

A month ago, if you would have said I’d be celebrating my 50th birthday at a rustic homestay in a small coastal village of southwestern India, I wouldn’t have believed you because of the busy life I was living in Qatar! But life, like an ocean has small waves and big waves. Michael and I…

Little Ditty About Love

Here, at the age of 49, I’ve had another “aha” moment about love.   A more mature, deeper “aha” moment.  A new understanding of the many dynamic layers within an authentic, healthy love. Love, according to Stephen Covey, is a verb – an action word with the resulting emotion, feeling of love that blossoms from…

Paris – See You Again, My Friend!!!

EVERYTHING IS BETTER IN PARIS!!!! Well, here I sit with a coffee, back home in the desert where the sounds of the Muezzin’s call to prayer have replaced the sounds of cathedral bells tolling across the heavens of Paris…. I have truly enjoyed looking over our pictures this morning of our stay in Saint-Germain-des-Prés. Saint-Germain-des-Prés, we came…