New York Fashion Week S/S 2017 Prep and Schedule

Fashion Week Prep With NY Fashion Week S/S 17 underway, many are prepping for all the upcoming trends for the season to come.  If you are venturing out this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of … Continue reading

Word of Mouth

I spent the day with my beautiful baby girl Olivia.  We decided to visit local vendors in downtown San Antonio, TX after church this morning. As our #First stop, we hit our go-to healthy breakfast hideout, Rosella Coffee for our favorite toasts. … Continue reading

How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

As creepy as it sounds, when he is not looking I am watching him.  I watch him walk away and can’t help but stare at his cute butt as he unconsciously struts his stuff. I watch him when he interacts … Continue reading

Love, What a Beautiful Thing!!

I’ve been with my husband 18 years, married 7 1/2.  We have our daughter, and are surrounded by so much family that love and support us! Can I say, I love that man.  He was my best friend in high … Continue reading

Positive Outcomes

I’ve always believed that good things happen to good people. Something a little different is the power of positive thinking, which Anna introduced me to some time ago. Did I buy into whole-heartedly at first, no; but that has since … Continue reading

The Homeless Have Names Too: Meet Karen and Frank!

What an amazing holiday season!  Here is the recap thus far! Stage 1: Week before Thanksgiving. I can honestly say this Thanksgiving has been one I will never ever forget!  Let me set the stage… Every year I feed the … Continue reading

Observation

Have you ever sat in your own home, late at night, the family asleep, candle burning, and just listened? Listening to the sounds of the home; the heat coming on and off, the dog breathing.  Close your eyes and take … Continue reading

What Happened to Thanksgiving

I know this is late but I have a question, what happened to Thanksgiving? I grew up with my Mom who taught us Happy Harvest, she would not honor a day that negatively impacted Native Americans. I recall at school … Continue reading

Energy

I am all about positive energy. I try to surround myself with positive people. I try hard to remain focused and positive. I meditate, chant, and my home is full of crystals. One thing that hit me recently and in … Continue reading

How Are You Doing?

We ask people this often, and people ask us this often. Then the typical response is fine, good, great. I wonder how honest are we when answering this question? I think we are trained to say great, good, okay. Rarely … Continue reading

Just A Moment

I stepped outside the other day, it was just as the sun was rising. I watched my dog run off in our tiny backyard. The air was crisp, all I could see we’re the trees beyond my fence. It was … Continue reading

Easy Veterans Day Brunch

I am lucky to have all my family together on this day of remembrance!  I couldn’t help but treat them to a lovely family brunch of chicken and waffles. This is a slightly different twist to your momma’s recipe.  Check … Continue reading

All I Want For My Birthday

Happy New Year to me! I absolutely love birthdays, especially my own!! I just love knowing that I am another year older, wiser (I hope), and stronger!  I love hearing from my family and friends, seeing posts that I am … Continue reading

Just Be…

A few weeks ago I wrote about reconnecting to oneself. Well, let me give you a tour of some things that I do. My husband calls me “a tree hugger”, my nieces “a hippy”, and my daughter calls me “bohemian … Continue reading

Positive Vibes

I’m all about positivity. I believe in positive energy, and as a therapist I surround myself with positive things. I am big on crystal healing so it’s not unusual to find crystals on my desk at work, all throughout my … Continue reading

Alive With Purpose

Yesterday, September 10th was Worldwide Suicide Prevention Day (September is Suicide Prevention Month). So what are your own thoughts, feelings, beliefs about suicide? Do you feel nothing, believing it doesn’t effect you? Unfortunately it affects us all!   Often people … Continue reading

A Glass of Water

I had a wonderful weekend and I will post more about it later this week.  I wanted this post to focus on my one-on-one interaction with my best friend, lover, and boyfriend Jason Wood.  Our relationship came to be by accident. … Continue reading

Aerial Narcolepsy

I have been traveling for a while now, I’ve been very fortunate I must admit. One constant thing about all the miles and all the airports is the food at the airports and what happens on the plane….with or without … Continue reading

Parent’s First Day of School

(This is dedicated to all adults with a child they are raising) I’m staring at my daughter today. She is such a beauty, unique style; I can stare at her forever. I admire her spirit so much. I am truly … Continue reading

Romantic Treasure Hunt

I had an extremely early morning, followed by a terrible time trying to connect my work laptop with the hotel internet connection. Still working on this by the way.  I did however meet two fabulous Southwest Air flight attendants and … Continue reading

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I had a different topic to write about, but then decided that since this was stuck in my brain; this was a perfect place to start. First, let me introduce myself…Hi my name is Mercia Cummings. I am a Mom … Continue reading

Chile Lime Baked Chicken

Tonight I was feeling a little creative so I fired up the oven and got to work. I decided on boneless, skinless chicken thighs covered in Chile Lime Pork Skins, Mexican rice, and brussel sprouts with mushrooms and turkey bacon. … Continue reading

Cuddle Time

Cuddling is the best way to show your affection.  It is proven that physical affection reduces stress and increases happiness.  Sometimes taking a minute to look at each other and reconnect is worth much more than any gift. Set your … Continue reading