She’s Different

She woke up different. She no longer cared about what her enemies thought of her. She didn’t care about the gossip that floated through the air. She woke up different. She focused on her friends and the people that loved her unconditionally. She didn’t let the opinions of others deter her from her goals. She … More She’s Different

But, I Survived

Speaking in front of my first graders is easy. Half of the time, they are trying to tie their shoes or wanting to go to the bathroom. Speaking in front of adults can be difficult for me. I do better when it is an impromptu speech. When someone gives me a topic and a week … More But, I Survived

Free Your Mind

The mind is a terrible thing to waste. Wasn’t that a slogan back in the 1980’s? When you go through a traumatic experience. The mind is often your biggest enemy. Your soul and body often heal quickly. Why won’t your mind allow you to rest? I am constantly thinking and analyzing every situation. Some situations … More Free Your Mind

Run Brooke Run

Yesterday I did something completely out of my comfort zone. I left the kids at home to go for a run. Well, it wasn’t really a run. It was a trot, a skip, a stroll. Okay, it was really more like a power walk. I was in the neighborhood so it wasn’t like I was … More Run Brooke Run