Personal Journeys with Gramma

Life adventures, inspiration and insight; shared in articles, advice, personal chats and pictures.

Whatever the Hell You Want

In the midst of entertaining guests and cooking turkey and shopping the Black Friday deals, those who celebrate Thanksgiving try to remember what it was they were thankful for in … Continue reading

November 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Thanks to Loyal Americans

This may seem to be an odd time to be filled with gratitude, considering the violence and rebellion based on lies and selfishness coiling and spitting around us, but gratitude … Continue reading

January 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

Acting from the Heart

Does everyone have the capacity to be extraordinary—as many claim, or does it take a massive intervention for us to be able to touch…what?  Higher consciousness?  The Universal Mind?  God?  … Continue reading

October 30, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Woman with a Moral Imperative

She died trying to tell the truth and make people care. Yesterday, my husband and I watched a Netflix DVD of the 2018 film A PRIVATE WAR, the true story … Continue reading

February 1, 2020 · 1 Comment

Rattling the Swords of Strength?

What exactly is strength? I just skimmed an article about the fierce female warriors in GAME OF THRONES and I cheered for the ones in BLACK PANTHER, but does a … Continue reading

April 27, 2019 · 5 Comments

Should We Consider Electing a Female President?

“The female Amazon warriors were not a myth.” I turned on the TV in time to hear a professor who had unearthed graves of the infamous, fierce tribe described by … Continue reading

January 19, 2019 · Leave a comment

Believing You’re Worthy Because You Love

A couple of weeks ago I wrote that love is meaning—love for your self, for others, for what you do. When you’re acting out of your heart instead of hiding … Continue reading

March 3, 2018 · 2 Comments

Resolving to Face 2018 Together

Resolution:  great determination. What do your “great determinations” for 2018 look like? My resolutions include courage, wisdom, and kindness. I am determined, first, to demonstrate greater courage. Aristotle writes, “Courage … Continue reading

December 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Becoming One of Santa’s Elves!

Selflessness—giving the best of your self to enhance life for others—that philosophy is beneath the example of Jesus…and is central to sacred holidays in major religions besides Christianity, as well. … Continue reading

December 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

Paddling Toward a Fresh Route—the Light You Cannot See

Aren’t you astounded by the impact of a single glimmer of hope in what seems like hopeless darkness? What if the glimmer doesn’t show? Can you still believe it’s there? … Continue reading

December 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

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