Licorice for Gentlemen

What comes to mind when you think of licorice for gentlemen? I Googled images for this and the picture above was the first image. For me, it was spot on. I imagine a man well dressed, sophisticated, and somewhat luxurious. It just sounds so classy, doesn’t it? This...

I Can Only Imagine

Dreams are a funny thing. They can lift you up or tear you down, sometimes in the same moment. I find myself caught in the middle of both. The most important things in my life seem to be the ones hardest to articulate or describe. At some point, words just seem to...

Poop

Be loving no matter what. Interesting to start a blog called, “Poop” with love. But, that’s where this story starts. This has been a practice for me for quite some time now. I’ve had a daily intention to be loving no matter what happens. I’ve had some great successes...

No Pain No Gain… or Not

I didn’t even come close to meeting my New Year’s Resolution last year. I just looked and I made it 28 days… kind of. I even skipped a few days up to that point. My goal was to read the Bible. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time and thought this would be a great...

Hope

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. –Desmond Tutu Have you ever had a conversation that changed your life? I’ve had several, but one stands out amongst them all. It happened one morning in late April almost eight years ago. I was...

An Amazing Gift

“Molly, happiness is a choice. Just choose it!” I cannot even begin to recount how many times this was said to me. I always had the same response, “How?” “I don’t know how, you just choose.” How come I couldn’t choose happiness? How come I didn’t know how to be happy?...

The Ring

I’ve had several thoughts this month about giving up. Not giving up on my life, but on my dream. It breaks my heart to speak the truth of that. But it’s true. My dream has been everything to me. It’s saved my life by giving me purpose and meaning. It’s fulfilled me...

Sir Otis Farts-A-Lot

My dog farts… A LOT. When Otis was a puppy and I had just brought him home someone said to me, “Oh, a boxer…. Get used to the rubber burning farts.” I had no idea what he was talking about. My baby was so cute and cuddly and perfect, what could he possibly mean by...

Shame

I hung up the phone standing in a parking lot outside one of my work offices. My stomach felt tight. I couldn’t believe this was happening… again. I just broke up with my boyfriend. Yet, the feeling I was riddled with was not grief or heartache. It was one I was quite...

The Vital Choice

I could feel it happen. Panic and anxiety were taking over. It was late, I couldn’t fall asleep, and I was exhausted and wide-awake all at the same time. I felt the familiar pit in my stomach– the one that insists that everything is NOT going to be okay. I tried some...