No one should die alone…Death is not a solo act.

It isn’t a secret that my mom and I had an adversarial relationship, but she was my mom. She gave birth to me. She fought her demons, but don’t we all? I wasn’t sure what to expect when I arrived, but for hours, my aunt, uncle and cousin and I sat around and told silly stories, which I am sure my mom listened to. While it was a shitty time to visit, we actually had a few laughs.

Seniors, suicide and a sense of hopelessness

In the state of Nebraska, suicide is the 7th leading cause of death for ages 55-64 and the 18th leading cause of death for those over 65 (Suicide Facts and Figures, Nebraska 2020). Additionally, Census.gov reports that 14% of Nebraska residents are seniors and 30% of them are living alone. That leaves a high percentage of that 70% residing in long term care or assisted living facilities. And due to Covid 19, the majority of those facilities are on lockdown.

Parenting Moment 2.0

And as their ┬áparent, I want to protect their innocence. I want to shield them from the ugliness of our world, however that may look. But, as their mom, my job isn’t to do that. It is to equip them and empower them so they can handle whatever comes their way. God help me in doing that. There is a reason they say it takes a village…

The Circle of Life… in real life

The best unsolicited advice I can give anyone reading this is the following. “be gentle with yourself”. Grief can come in like a fricken hurricane, go into a wave pool and return to a level five storm before we even know what we are dealing with.

You are always so positive…no, I’m really not

I truly believe that many of us are doing the best we can and by tearing others down, we are also revealing the deepest and darkest parts of ourselves that we keep hidden. Being an asshole does nothing but let other’s know we are focused on the wrong parts of ourselves.

Self Perception or Reality, what do you see?

I see sagging and dimpled skin and I wonder when those bags underneath my eyes became permanent. WTF, right? When did my boobs decide to move south and not send a forwarding address? And the hormone changes? I don’t’ care who you are, that added fluff to the middle is NOT welcome.

Women need other women, not to compete, but to lift one another up.

Girls versus Women Do you remember when you were a little girl and you wanted to be friends with everyone? And I do mean EVERYONE. Furthermore, it didn't matter what they wore, where they were from or what they looked like. When we were little, we didn't...

The Empty Christmas Tree

We proudly brought our family tree home last week and we just haven’t found the time to decorate it. The kids have activities, dad has been ill, and honestly, mom hasn’t been in the spirit.

The Favored Child…which one is yours?

Look, I get it. Parenting is hard. As moms, we are expected to put aside our own needs to meet the continual needs of others. I have always said that becoming a parent is putting your needs aside for your child’s wants. Truthfully, that is sometimes easier said than done. And let’s face it, each child is different and each child has good days and bad days just as we do.

The Empowered child is one who sets boundaries.

Perhaps, as parents, we allow our children to choose how they want to greet others. This doesn’t allow them to be disrespectful, rather, it empowers them to make choices, based upon their relationship with the person. Doing so provides them with the ability to create boundaries in addition to being empowered to redirect others when they fail to adhere to said boundaries.

Stop playing the "I can't" song.

#beabetteryou

I love working with Cindi! I’ve seen her transform her own health and wellness as well as help myself and many others! Cindi is not only honest and sincere, but she is is truly passionate about helping others love the way they look and feel. This passion she has for health is contagious! She has such a positive and encouraging attitude! What I most appreciate about Cindi is that she not only talks the talk, but she also walks the walk! She is truly a “Wellness Warrior!” A.T.


Who knew when you walk into my life to write about me that I would find such a caring wonderful friend, that truly cares about my health, wellbeing and the day to day, that as we all know can be brutal! Cindi is a perfect lady to sell “It Works” she believes and lives that life! I’m in! Thanks lady for brining me along and helping me find my best ME!!! W.B.