Old waste knob

Being Here Now

By Guest Blogger, Carolyn Cook. I’m risking making space in my life for the present. I was inspired by Debbie Kerr’s recent post about cleaning out her closet. I have a lot of stuff in my house right now. Much of it came from the homes of my mother and mother-in-law. Their extra belongings filled […]

flower, rocks, bars

What To Do When Harm Has Been Done?

I came across a beautiful story this week. I shared it with my current Daring Way™ group, and I just had to share with you, too, my faithful True Voices Blog readers. It’s short, yet it really made me think. Maybe you’ll experience something similar. Enjoy. (FYI: I haven’t neutralized the gender-specific pronouns, but I’m sure you’ll […]

Kwan Yin, Quan Yin

Make a Difference Day!

Hey! I’m posting this on October 24th, in the hope that you’ll read this post by October 25th, just in time to catch the wave of… Make a Difference Day! I know that a lot of these “special” days are often just for fun, but this one’s for real.  Surprisingly, Make a Difference Day has been around […]

Flat Creek at Sunset

Risk. Regret. Realism.

By Guest Blogger, Andrea Lea-Kraus. risk 1: Possibility of loss or injury : peril 2: The chance that an investment (as a stock or commodity) will lose value regret: 1 a : To mourn the loss or death of 1 b : To miss very much 2 : To be very sorry for realism: 1 […]


What’s Your Anthem?

What’s my Anthem? I need an Anthem??? Yes! In fact you may need more than one. An anthem is a song or speech or poem – or whatever it is that works for you – that you want played loudly (over the PA system, through your earphones, or just in your head) as you walk, […]

The Little Princess (dog) is Sleeping

Dropping the Ball

By Guest Blogger, Carolyn Cook. OMG, I forgot to blog on my assigned day. I know in advance that I am forgiven, so I’m not even going to pretend to obsess about this.  I know that you understand how it feels when you drop the ball. Right now, my life is a like game of […]

Sucking and Saving, Simultaneously

What Sucks and Saves, Simultaneously?

Apologizing. Ugh. I so totally hate to have to admit to another person (or persons) that I’ve acted in a way that was, let’s just say, less than becoming. But in my life, I’ve had to apologize to friends, family members, clients, and colleagues for many, various transgressions, some intentional and some innocent and accidental. […]

Robert Overstreet, doing what he loved most in this world

Class in Session

By guest blogger, Carolyn Cook. I feel like such an idiot.  Brave soul that I am, I’ve ventured into new career territory this fall, and I’m already wishing I’d bought a career GPS. Or at least a map. Starting tomorrow, I’ll be teaching a university class two days a week, and two high school classes […]

Wilting Daffodil

How Will You Spend Your Last 92 Days?

If you don’t know how you’ll spend your last 92 days, then you’d better think fast! Why? Because between today and January 1st, there are just 92 more days. Quick question: When you first read the title of this post, did you think I meant your last 92 days, as in here on Earth? If […]

Love is Love is Love.

Profile Picture + One

By Guest Blogger, Betsey Brogan. “The younger generation” has grumbled about how the average age on Facebook is old enough to be grandparents. No, it didn’t start out that way. But, as time goes on, more of us who have seen lots of birthdays have found joy in reconnecting with long time friends through Facebook. Unlike […]