Upraised #FridayPhilosophy

When the day rushes in And the sky is falling We need only remember Our upraised hands Joined together Holding back the flood Of disasters When panic Is trying To knock down the door Set your eyes Upon each other And remember strength In numbers For no one Needs to face the storm Alone - … Continue reading Upraised #FridayPhilosophy

Pillars #wwwblogs

That whisper of weakness Might bring the roof Crashing down upon us Such is the danger Of listening To the wrong voices We must hold To the fierce That fire to push Forward into dreams And into action We stand fast We hold the skies above us We refuse To back down ~ Caroline A. … Continue reading Pillars #wwwblogs

Once More

The sun calls to us An invitation to joy The new day awaits Filled with opportunity Once more we rise Into the light Purposeful and ready Standing in our truth ~ Caroline A. Slee

Hands #wwwblogs

It was nothing, at first A little less energy A little more illness Just another normal In a busy life It transformed To sickness A parade of hospitals And treatments With time passing onward Years were suspended A kind of in-between My body slowly returning An awkward perennial Trying to bloom again But damage was … Continue reading Hands #wwwblogs


The sky does not seek the sun Instead holding fast To her starry darkness A little longer Movement is slow A near underwater Ballet Each step resistance The fire glows brightly Sunlight to my spirit Comforting and coaxing My mind to awaken Reluctance lingers The memory of sleep An inviting bed Urging me back The … Continue reading Building


Isolation breeds contentment Living in one's own skin Keeping company With the thoughts That rise, unbidden - There is strength In the solitude chosen When the paths fork ahead - Following In footsteps paving the way Is the safe bet And a choice made for us - But to stand tall Casting one's branches Against … Continue reading Steadfast

Meaning and Reason

Amid the chaotic moments Of every day: The chauffeuring The working The phone ringing The lessons to arrange And the deadlines to juggle There comes the calm Of knowing That all that matters Rests here Behind my own front door That no matter the challenge We withstand We overcome Stronger Than any days of solitude … Continue reading Meaning and Reason

Must Versus Should #wwwblogs

Every day is filled with all of the "shoulds" and "ought tos." I should give more effort to work I should give more time to my children I should give more time to my health I ought to: earn more, do more, be more... Sometimes I realize that, for all of my "shoulds" most of … Continue reading Must Versus Should #wwwblogs

The Skin You’re In #wwwblogs

It's important to love yourself. No matter your size or shape or scar tissue - loving yourself is so crucial to a healthy life. But sometimes, on that path, we have to readjust our vision. It's not just aging, but illness and stress and those moments of realizing your strength/endurance aren't what they used to … Continue reading The Skin You’re In #wwwblogs

All Things Tri #MondayBlogs

I did it! I finished my Olympic distance triathlon yesterday. 1 mile swim, 24.8 mile bike ride, and 6.2 mile run. I have to admit, that bike ride was almost tougher than I am. Haha. So glad I did it, and did not stop all the way through. This also reaffirmed that I am absolutely, … Continue reading All Things Tri #MondayBlogs