Moms Behind the Roses

Moms Behind the Roses

I rushed through the grass and over the rock pathway to my favorite rose garden at Glen Eyrie. I lifted the latch of the garden’s majestic iron gate and entered the familiar refuge. I expected vibrant colors and delightful fragrances to welcome me. Instead, I sighed...
Three Songs to Soothe a Wounded Soul

Three Songs to Soothe a Wounded Soul

I sat under the charred skeleton of my largest pine overlooking the ruins of my neighborhood. ‘Never once did we ever walk alone.’ The lyrics in Matt Redmond’s song Never Once soothed my raw wounds. Like rain in desert-cracked mud, the lyrics soaked into...
Hello Friends and Family!

Hello Friends and Family!

Drum roll please…After four years of interviews, research, and overcoming a concussion from an auto accident, I’m thrilled to introduce my website/blog: Thrive With Hope. Almost five years ago, our house burned in the Waldo Canyon fire in Colorado Springs. My book,...

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