Award-Winning Author - Freelance Writer - Lecturer - Motivational Speaker -
Editorial Consultant - Creative Writing Teacher/Tutor
I’m a cream-soda drinking,
kind of woman…
I’m loud when I need to be,
but when I’m silent,
I still roar…
I don’t cling to the toxic,
but toss it away
and I stay undefinable
in the world which
craves easily expressed normality… Chris Pepple, 2018
Why It Matters To Me
My thoughts on why the Supreme Court nominee matters to me...our nation's choice will have an impact on my family.
Rambling in the Spirit
I'm sharing with my listeners my newest poem and talking about the depth of our identities...our hopes, our fears, our joys, and our grief. We are never defined by just one aspect of who we are.
Rocks and Watermelon Seeds
Think about who you can offer love to. What simple gifts can you offer someone that could be very meaningful in their life? Do you offer love that heals? Maybe you can help change lives one small moment at a time.
Those Who Grow
Today I’m going to talk about personal growth. Growth and change take vulnerability and courage. Are we will still exploring our own identities and thinking about our habits and the thoughts we carry each day? How many of us get stuck in a pattern and never think about the world around us, how we can use our gifts and talents to bring positive changes to our communities, or how we can join in with other community members to improve the quality of life for others while we also increase our own strengths and find happiness in pursuits we had never imagined?
Tables or Sides
I used to naively believe that there never had to be “sides.” There never had to be choosing who to stand with because I thought we could learn to stand together. I believed in tables…I believed in conversations. I believed in being willing to hear another person’s voice, to understand another person’s life experiences. But then life taught me that some people are unwilling to come to the table and listen. Come to the table…join the conversations…there’s laughter and joy on the other side of the tears we will shed when we realize all the unnecessary losses that have occurred when we excluded people from the table.
All That Is Good
Today I’m going to talk about all that is good. I have thought long and hard about what I consider to be the good in the world…what I will choose to love and be a voice for as much as I am able. I think we all need to use this time to define what we will stand for and what we define as all that is good in this world. Hang on to all that is good. Now is the time to embrace the good, share the love, offer hope, enable healing, and find joy and love and hope for yourself in the process.
Just listened to the episode about welcoming others to our tables. Thank you. Beautifully done. I subscribe and listen as much as I can. Thank you for your work.
Such a wonderful podcast to listen to! One of my favorites! If you have ever read any of her books, or follow her blog, you will certainly love her podcasts!
I absolutely love the stories that have been told so far! Look forward to hearing all of them!