“When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Overcomers learn to see the stars during the dark times in their lives. May you experience the strength of the overcomers I’ve interviewed and find inspiration as you read their amazing stories.


Abandoned, Part 1

Angie's family prior to her mother leaving

Angie’s family prior to her mother leaving

Angie* was too young to remember being abandoned by her mother, for she was only two years old.

Their father’s week and a half leave from the Air force was the impetus for Angie’s mother… Continue reading

Nature Walks: A Metaphor for the Journey of Life

nature walks trees overheadOne of the best perks of being a teacher is nine wonderful weeks of summer to indulge in doing whatever I please. My pleasure this summer has been long nature walks. I definitely embark on these journeys to stay in good health.… Continue reading

Double Whammy

wayne by himselfI’m briefly stepping outside my box of sharing the stories of courageous WOMEN who’ve overcome life’s tough challenges, because my father-in-law Wayne’s* story demonstrates the courage and strength to overcome not one, but two life-altering health conditions. Both occurring less than TEN… Continue reading

Party of One

Phobias. Fears. We all have them. Mine is snakes. Coming eyeball to eyeball with a shiny green one as a kid during an innocent game of hide-and-seek sealed it for me. My phobia – called opidiophobia – is mostly avoidable. But some phobias are not.… Continue reading

My Journey of Overcoming, Part 2

stroke survivorA four year stint. Not long enough of a break from the neurological misfirings my body is so prone to. But my body didn’t ask my opinion.

In April of this year, another transient ischemic attack (TIA) or “mini stroke” disrupted my life.… Continue reading

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Melony Brown I have had numerous opportunities to hear stories about women who have faced life's tough challenges. My writing reflects the lessons I’ve learned from these amazing women.

My blog has their real-life stories, while the book I'm writing follows a fictional character as she faces life's challenges.


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