Week 4 ~ MMiM Challenge

“You just can’t live in that negative way … make way for the positive day.” ~ Bob Marley Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~ No meat, except seafood…

Health/Fitness Hub ~ Stroke Matters ~ Guest Blogger, N.E. Ballance

*N.E. or as I fondly call her, Nik Nik or NB is my beautiful niece. She is young, brilliant, so full of life and love, and yet experienced a stroke. As I read her piece, the emotions started. Recounting the events of that night in late December, 2019– the shocking phone call from her sister,…

Week 3 ~ MMiM Inspiration

“You can start late, look different, be uncertain, and still succeed.” ~ Misty Copeland Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~ No meat, except seafood Which one did you…

Week 2 ~ MMiM Challenge Inspiration

“It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens.”  ~Jillian Michaels Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~…

Inspirational Buds of the Cherry Soul

Inspirational Buds of the Cherry Soul are in full circulation! Thanks so much for your orders, words of encouragement, feedback and pics! This journey is indeed a blessing, especially in this season. Thank you for being a part of it. A new order arrives soon! If you haven’t gotten your “Bud” on, get your copy…

Week 1 ~ MMiM Challenge Inspiration

“Your life doesn’t get better by chance. It gets better by change.”  ~Natalieshealth.com Meatless Mornings ~ No meat during the a.m. hours Meatless Mondays ~ No meat on Mondays Meatless May ExSun~ No meat, except on Sundays (Enjoy, but don’t overload! :-)) Meatless May ExSea ~ No meat, except seafood Which one did you choose??…

Moderation Meatless in May (MMiM)

Spring is here and Summer is approaching! With all of the pandemic pounds packed on for many of us (definitely my story), I’m beginning to think more about healthier eating and shedding some quarantine plumpness. As I am one not to be commended for solo willpower 🤦🏾‍♀️ in this realm, I’m inviting the TCV family…

Happy 5th Anniversary!

Wow….What started as an assignment to “do something with your writing…” has now evolved to five years of sharing my thoughts with you, an awesome TCV family!  What a humbling and purposeful journey it has been—to be able to express myself through writing to the entire world.  It is indeed a blessing, and I have…

New Book! Inspirational Buds of the Cherry Soul

The Cherry Vine (TCV) is so excited and proud to announce the next installment of the Cherry Soul series, Inspirational Buds of the Cherry Soul!  This beautifully designed hardcover book is a compilation of Buds published on TCV, featuring many new unpublished Buds.  Also featured is a section in tribute to my beloved mother, a…

Final Destination ~ Position of Purposed Perfect Peace

“Good” people, even great people, and those who are the very best at their craft can suffer from addictions. It doesn’t matter what path they took or the winding roads that they chose to travel on, they, too, are children of God.  These folk, no doubt, can have an extremely intimate relationship with Him, as…

Rise

“Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24) As my mind moved toward the Easter holiday, my spirit seemed to be a little sluggish. My mother is not physically here for…