A message to Craig with love from Barb – The day the world lost its soul brother

The day the world lost its soul brother These posts are the most difficult to write. Yet I have been hearing the cries of many in need of such imprinted support. I hope that this message to Craig Raymond Turner will leave many with a bit of healing and inspiration. Dear Craig, When I got…

All alone in a crowd

  Recently, while I was standing at a busy street corner, I realized something. Every few seconds a person passed by. Some people stared at me while they slowly walked by. Others rushed by so quickly that they seemed not to notice me standing there at all. For a few people I even seemed invisible…

Two New Beginnings

  This month, June, has turned out to be a very eventful month leaving me with two significant occurrences that will change my life forever. As I walked across the stage of the Petco Park Stadium in San Diego celebrating the achievement and conferral of my degree, I got emotional when I shook the dean’s…

On inner Strength and Candy

Perhaps you remember my earlier post on my resolution to take better care of my body this year by making healthier food choices and letting my soul dance more. If not, you might want to read it to understand what I mean as I would like to inspire you today with my next step on…

The inner artist

The time of spring and Easter, for those who celebrate it, is often considered a time of renewal and growth. Unless you live in a tropical climate that hardly changes, you will most likely experience this progression in the seasonal change from the cold, dark winter to the lighter, warmer days of spring. As the…

This year, let your soul dance!

I have been waiting for it. Happy New Year! I am so thrilled that 2016 is finally here. This year, I let my soul dance. Let me explain. When I was a little girl I loved singing and dancing. Starting when I was a few years old, I would ask my grandparents to turn off…

This Thanksgiving, I speak your soul

Ten years ago Oprah Winfrey celebrated 25 legends at her magnificent estate in California. These legends are fine examples of many African American Women, who have broken barriers, overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, opened closed doors and paved the way for generations to come. Many of us have learned what resilience, hope and courage can achieve….

A thought on Colette V. Paul’s Butterflies Dance in the Rain, a collection of poetry and prose

  Dear friends, As many of you know, I try to live my life in truth and honesty. When I tell you that I love you, I mean it. When I tell you that I don’t, I also mean it. When I review a book, I won’t tell you what you want to hear so…

A writer with no words – a tribute to Bobbi Kristina

  Dear friends, “I’m a writer with no words…..Bobbi Kris” Tyler Perry said recently. I was sitting on my balcony enjoying breakfast. Then I turned on my phone and went online. I said: “Let’s see what’s happening in the world”. I can talk a lot you must know. Suddenly, I became speechless myself. The day…

Summertime at the Lake

Dear friends, I love my summer vacations in Kuesnacht, Switzerland. Most people think of summer as a season of hot, long and sunny days, ice cream, vacation and barbecues. I think of unconditional love. That’s why I go where I go every year. Come with me on this magical journey. Upon leaving the hotel to…