Stories that Empower, What’s Yours?

Stories that Empower, What is Your Story? We all have a story. And every story is an important fabric of the web that is our life, our culture. The uniqueness of each story contributes to the beauty, joy, and sometimes pain in each of our days on this planet. I chose to share my story, completely exposing the depths of my fears and successes, in hopes that you might find validation in your own story. You are important, every day. [...]

2018-10-23T02:29:15+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Authenticity, Change|

Book Review: University of Texas Alcalde Magazine

Book Review: The University of Texas Alcalde Magazine- I am excited to share this new book review on The Gift of Goodbye: A Story of Agape Love, featured in the May/June 2018 issue of the University of Texas Alcalde magazine: "The Gift of Goodbye is a highly personal, vulnerable, and blunt debut memoir. Munn, the mother of two young children, is going through a particularly difficult divorce when she discovers that her mom, who lives thousands of miles away, has been [...]

2018-05-30T18:30:14+00:00May 30th, 2018|Authenticity, Change|

Is Fear Preventing Realization of your Dreams?

Is Fear Preventing Realization of your Dreams? I asked myself this question six months ago as I was enjoying a work sabbatical, spreading my wings and stretching my boundaries of what life as I knew it looked like and felt like. The answer? Yes, fear was holding me back. I was actually quite surprised by the answer. Here I was, a successful woman, mother of two, loyal friend, daughter and sister. From the outside, many would say I looked polished [...]

2018-04-10T12:17:50+00:00April 5th, 2018|Authenticity, Change, Faith|

Authors Who Influence My Writing: Elizabeth Gilbert

I am grateful to the many authors who have published before me and influence my writing, including Elizabeth Gilbert. I first was introduced to Elizabeth Gilbert's writing through reading Eat Pray Love in 2006, the year my mother died. Eat Pray Love is one of those books that captivated me from the start, and kept me engaged all the way through. I remember not being able to put it down. Her book Big Magic had the same impact on me. She takes [...]

2018-02-19T03:28:52+00:00February 19th, 2018|Authenticity, Change|

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: Ch 2 Invincible Me

Inside the Gift of Goodbye: Highlights from Chapter 2 Invincible Me Chapter two paints a picture of how my mom influenced me growing up and as a young adult. She indulged my every whim, including making seven formal dresses for me my junior year in high school, dresses I designed. I went to college to focus on accounting and become a lawyer, something my father encouraged me to do. After I struggled through my first accounting class, I discovered a [...]

2018-02-19T02:03:08+00:00February 10th, 2018|Change, Faith, Health|

Time as a Measure of Value

Time is a helpful way to measure value. Have you ever really considered how you spend your Time, and been honest with yourself about the result? Does it measure what you value most? When you consider how you spend each hour of your day, it will give you a sense of what is really important to you, from the perspective of your actions. Many of you will read this and would agree that you have taken stock of what is [...]

2018-01-13T19:07:03+00:00January 13th, 2018|Authenticity, Change, Love|

New Year, New Focus

A New Year, A New Focus- the age old tradition of setting new goals or resolutions, to be better at or do more of something.... As I moved through the first day of 2018, I watched the water in Richland Creek ripple over the stones and pebbles and considered the various twists and turns my life took the previous year. I felt peace and joy to be standing in a space of comfort as new beginnings were unfolding. As our [...]

2018-01-07T04:04:59+00:00January 7th, 2018|Authenticity, Change, Faith|

Authors Who Influence My Writing: Marianne Williamson

I am grateful to the many authors who have published before me and influence my writing, including Marianne Williamson. I first was introduced to Marianne Williamson's writing through my mother. She was an avid reader and would send my sisters and I her favorite books when she felt the books would help each of us. The first book I received was A Return to Love. My mother embodied the full meaning of Agape Love, as I describe in The Gift of Goodbye, [...]

2017-12-28T19:18:30+00:00December 28th, 2017|Change, Faith, Love|

Surviving grief, from mariashriver.com

Surviving grief is similar to riding ocean waves, unpredictable and yet a reality.. Each of us has a grief story, some of us have more stories than others. Each story is unique in some ways, and yet similar in others. During the holidays, the grief can be magnified, especially if it is the first time to go through the holiday without your loved one.  After losing my mother and then my sister unexpectedly last year, I have learned that grief [...]

2017-12-16T20:17:32+00:00December 16th, 2017|Change, Grief, Loss|

Inside The Gift of Goodbye: Ch 1 Venturing into the Unknown

Inside The Gift of Goodbye: Highlights from Chapter 1, Venturing into the Unknown Chapter one opens with some background about my upbringing, my mother's influence on me, and lays the groundwork for my marriage and relationship with my children's father. While our relationship was founded on passion and romance, over time the many demands of work, running a household, having and raising children, and life started to create a wedge between us. After six months of not making progress healing [...]

2017-11-26T21:05:36+00:00November 26th, 2017|Change, Divorce, Grief|