Some times strength has to be taught, and sometimes you are born with all the power you need. I wasn’t born with the strength that I have today. However, I was born with a low tolerance level for irrationality. Foolishness and inconsistent behavior have never been amusing to me. It’s no surprise that my husband and my kids share that same attribute. I think that’s why we can all spend so much time together and get along so well. Read More
I welcome everyone new to Belladonna’s Flashlight and for everyone else, Thank you for staying! I hope you enjoy being apart of the fam and will continue to read and join in on discussions. I love hearing from you all. Read More
All I remember is it being deathly silent on the phone. I thought she had fallen asleep. So there I lay on the couch under the covers in a slightly dark room with only the light sound of the t.v. going. By this time it was 2 o’clock in the morning, and we started our conversation at 11:00 pm. I’m not quite sure how long it was since we last talked but we had a lot to catch up on. Our conversation went from politics to food, health, fitness, raising kids, marriage, and reminiscing about our old selves. Read More
I refuse to lose this Holiday Season! I know what you are thinking, it’s only August “so why I am thinking about the holidays”?. Well, I”ll tell you why. Because I like food and I can’t wait to start making my Halloween meals and goodies and then roll right into the Thanksgiving and Christmas Season. So here’s the thing, I have been known to go to bed stuffed with all types of delicious entrees and then wake up full and sluggish.
Sometimes you have to take a step back and reflect over the things you desired to change as a child and make a conscious decision to not let history repeat itself. It’s not easy to walk away from someone you love and let go of what you want the relationship to be. Allowing yourself to let go of the living happily ever after can feel like a punch in the stomach and a knife in your heart. Read More
Prayer will take you a long way! Right, when you think about giving up God will grab you up and hold you tight and show you why you shouldn’t.
I’m listening to God and I believe in his power.
I hope you all let God be God and direct you on the right path.
You could have chosen to read any blog but you chose mine and I’m honored.
Monday is like a sunrise gently kissing your skin with rays of hope and promise. The sun is shining light on all the hopeful possibilities of your week. Read More
I had a great topic to write about today, but something else hit my spirit. So I was on Instagram and wondering why I hadn’t seen a particular person that always pops up on my timeline. Now I have to admit whenever I saw a post from this person, my eyes would roll back in my head, and I know I had a disgusted look on my face. But I never thought twice about unfollowing, mostly because to me that’s just rude. But I guess I stand alone with that thought. Read More
This Particular Friday In September wasn’t different from any other Friday. I walked in, ready to begin our session. She is prepared to take her life back, and losing weight will give her the confidence that she needs to do so. We started off talking and catching up on how her morning was, making a list of what she ate the day before and making sure she took in enough calories. Which was one of her main problems these days. She worked out a little too much and didn’t replenish her body enough. That’s where I come in as her voice of reason.
When I noticed the change Read More
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like giving up and throwing in the towel on this whole working out thing. I get so sick of putting on my workout clothes and pressing play on that DVD or beginning my run or looking at an instructor on a stage. But I like food, and I enjoy being healthy.
Fighting to maintain a healthy lifestyle can, at times, feel like an endless battle. For months you can be doing so well and leaping ahead of the game. Then boom just like that your kids out for the summer, which causes your sleep pattern Read More