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Southern Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy – Memories and recipes

Why Biscuits and Gravy Bring Me Back To My Roots When I was little, I lived with my Great-Grandmother, my “Gram.” She was born and raised in rural Tennessee.  Born in the “Hallow” in a two-room house. They kept warm in the winter with a woodstove and sharing the feather bed with her sisters. Growing up with her I have gifted this incredible culture of gardening for your own food,… Read More »Southern Vegetarian Biscuits and Gravy – Memories and recipes

Where has the time gone?

This weekend was Mother’s Day and all around people were making social media posts about their Moms, the park was filled with BBQs and flowers for the lucky moms.  And for a few minutes, I spoke with all of my children.  As I had some time to reflect, I wondered where the time had gone from my children being toddlers to wondering if they would remember to call. I remember… Read More »Where has the time gone?
You are NOT your Past

You are NOT your Past

I struggle sometime when I feel like I am looking forward so far that I have forgotten my past. I feel pangs of guilt that try to smother my joy. But that is not me following my spark, that is me chasing my past. Most days I wake up, push my eyes open and look around wondering for a brief moment where I am. Sometimes it is hard to pull… Read More »You are NOT your Past

Turning darkness into a defining moment.

What’s your defining moment? They say that a defining moment is one that is life-changing. It is said to happen in the blink of an eye.  It’s a pivotal moment filled with critical choices. For many, they struggle to discover that moment when they engage their passions, rise above the crowd and grasp their shining star. And for some, you are handed a gift of opportunity and what you do… Read More »Turning darkness into a defining moment.
Feelings - They are just as important as air and water, but we are told to ignore them when they don't please other people.

Thoughts on Growing Up.

I’m not always easy, in fact I am a difficult pain in the ass. But it is who I am and something I am completely at peace with being. I see things in black and white sometimes. Not because I am a hard-ass and just want things my way, but because it is my coping mechanism for dealing with stressful situations that require an answer or a direction. Some people… Read More »Thoughts on Growing Up.