Contemplative

KNEE DEEP IN A COURAGEOUS PROJECT

Out of the 6 books I’ve had published, Knee Deep: A 9-Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to The Creator is the one I fought hard and resisted its publication. Knee Deep: A 9-Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator (Frog Blog): Eder, Christina M: 9781734659627: Amazon.com: Books It took supernatural courage to have many…

PROFESSOR TREE

I have a friend who walks to and from work every day. On his way home, Roderick stops to sit on a bench, and simply wait. Who or what is he waiting for? What makes him frequently smile like a toddler who’s just opened the cabinet with all the pots and pans? How does he…

UNEASINESS? “JUST” PRACTICE

Today’s FROG Blog comes from my book Unthawed: Lessons from a Frozen Lily Pad. Unthawed was written with 13 other authors who stepped out of hibernation to expose a vulnerable situation from their lives. In 500 words or less, we courageously wrote what we discovered from uncomfortable, often daring decisions.   I recalled conversations from…

#1 WORD SEARCHED FOR 2023

I listened to a radio show and the DJ asked listeners to vote for what they thought was the most searched word online.  What word do you think was most searched in 2023? Several radio listeners guessed restaurants, directions, hotels, and product reviews. Others guessed best vacation spots, beauty products and fashion trends. Were any…

ON SALE THIS WEEK!

My mission is to spread sunshine, one smile at a time. Woman’s World magazine will publish one of my stories related to this mission.  You can get the February 12, 2024 issue on sale February 2nd-8th. I recorded new 5-minute audio clips on “A Slice of PIE with Christina Mae.” These sound bites reflect something…

CRYING COLORFUL TEARS

My author friend, Randy Carpenter asks, “What if our tears were color-coded?” He gives examples such as red tears may indicate anger, yellow tears could represent happiness, green for envy, and blue for sadness. Simple, but brilliant! I think about how tears represent much more than sadness. Frequently, my life coaching clients apologize for crying….

BEST NEWS TODAY!

I just received notification that nationally published author, Lynda Lambert published a review from one of my books, Knee Deep: A 9 Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator. Lynda is a well-acclaimed writer, artist and teacher. She gifts our world with tremendous energy. I encourage you to check out her lifework. The following…

THE WAITING ROOM

Today’s FROG Blog comes from inspirations from Michael Todd’s Early Arrivals message (Michael Todd Early Arrivals – Search Videos (bing.com) My friend Janyce gifted me with this CD series. In Early Arrivals, Michael Todd serves a buffet of nourishment. Some of the quotes that caught my attention: Last year, I attended several funerals. This year,…

FREEWILL FARMER

Brrrrr! This morning I bundled up to warm my car and scrape the windows before work. To me, anything below 55 degrees is painfully cold. As I shivered and braced myself against the chill, I thought about the farmers on their way to work. They must work seven days, or they don’t eat. If our…

CONNECT OR DISCONNECT?

I’m reading a dynamic book by Lynda Lambert called, “Walking by Inner Vision” Walking by Inner Vision: Stories & Poems: Lambert, Lynda McKinney: 9781543121629: Amazon.com: Books  Lynda writes with a courage to dig deep. She invites readers to grab a life that offers long-term value. A special note about Lynda Lambert. She lost her eyesight…