Category Archives: writer


A very powerful song sung by Cher. The words are not related to my topic today but the title is. I will share the video because I like the song and just maybe you would like to see Cher sing it.

So…if I can bring back time my life may be different. It is more like, if I knew what I know now, I would be the person I didn’t know I wanted to be. This may not be clear to you. Please allow me to explain.

Let me take you back to 1968 when I graduated high school. I didn’t believe I was college material. I didn’t have the ambition to attend college. I was a product of my generational parents who both didn’t attend college, and therefore, didn’t encourage me to do so. My mother wanted me to be happy and successful working at a good job and marry and have children. After all, this was her life and she was happy.

However, what I know now and didn’t know back in 1968, I am very creative and I love to write. If only I knew this about myself as a young woman.

Fast forward forty years, I am putting together a career now from years of finding my inner love and of course raising two amazing boys. They taught me more than a college education would have given me, the ability to show compassion, love for mankind and the strong yearning to pay it forward.

In 2017 I will have a career that will help me feel fulfilled as a woman. I have been a daughter, wife and mother but never a woman with dreams and goals that I have now.

In April I will be taking a five day course which will certify me to teach a very unique art form called Zentangles. With this certification I will be able to teach workshops. Please see the URL below. It is a form of art that creates healing and relaxation.

I am going to take my newly formed career one step further by taking an online six month course to certify me nationally to be an art therapist.

I found my true calling, using my creative skills and the compassion I learned from my boys to pay it forward.

I will keep you all up to date and if you are interested in learning this healing art form, I will be happy to teach you in video format, workshops and speaking engagements.


Grieving "The Greatest" and other thoughts…

I was watching testimonials and videos of Mohammad Ali’s life of triumphs, convictions and sheer courage;living with a progressive disease resulting from his years of fighting, I mourn his death and send prayers to his family and friends. I was surprised to learn he suffered from dyslexia and learned that he used rhyme when he… Continue Reading


How completely blessed I am to have found someone who has the ability to help me find my way back after many years of uncertainty. It was during our session yesterday when she helped me acknowledge, since 2006, after my son passed away, the deep anger I have so expertly hidden from the world and… Continue Reading


I find myself with soulful thoughts today sitting at my table, once again, at a holiday craft show. Today it is very festive with Christmas music. The setting is in a Catholic Church and my table is facing the stage where all the exquisite raffle prizes are displayed in baskets so elegantly designed. As I… Continue Reading

A revelation

You  may have noticed changes in my blog both physical and content.  For example, I changed the name of my blog to Jude’s Inspirational Wisdom.  I believe it reflects the metamorphosis of my life since I retired five years ago. For the past five years I truly believe I was in the process of finding… Continue Reading

Diversity in My Words

According to, diversity is defined as difference of opinion, individuals representing more than one national origin, color, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation and diversity of the workplace.  The key phrase in the definition is a point of difference. POINT OF DIFFERENCE As human beings we all represent ourselves in different manifestations.  We look different… Continue Reading