A Piece Of My Life – Daddy Reflections

Hi Loves,

In the last few months you’ve probably seen my posts on the interviews with K E Garland AKA Kathy for her book “Daddy”.  Since it is Father’s Day I thought I would share this with all of you.

This book is memoirs of several women (including myself) of failed relationships between daughter’s and father’s. Before you assume it’s a depressing read, it’s really not. In these stories you’ll see that most of us all have some positive learning experiences going through these series of events.

I would love for you to purchase this book and read it. No matter who you are, I believe everyone could learn something from the experiences we share in this book. Also, a portion of the proceeds will be contributed to each of our favorite charities. Mine being The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Below is my interview with Dr. K E Garland. Thank you for stopping by and reading a piece of my life as always.

One more thing, I’m happy to say I will be spending some time with my Daddy today.

Daddy Contributor Lennon Carlyle

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Beautiful Sandra

Happy Birthday!

I call Sandra my Bestie here on WP. Granted I’ve not been around much lately but she is my ride or die girl. She’s a bitchnificent kind of chic, she’s my people. I absolutely adore her. I say it all of the time and I know she thinks I’m crazy because we’ve never actually met in person but I swear we’re going to one of these days. Know what I love so much about her? She’s real. She doesn’t sugar coat jack shit. When she’s down, she’s really down and she shares her low moments on her blog. When she writes…..Fuck. She writes. Her fiction is incredible. She doesn’t think so but I do and it that says a lot because I’m actually not a big fan of fiction. But, she lures me in every single time. I read one and then I can’t stop, it’s comparable to me eating chips I suppose. I can’t eat just one, I mean who can really?

Today I want to celebrate her because she’s such an amazing friend to me. She gets me and whether she wants to believe it or not, she inspires me, makes me laugh, understands when I’m down and what I need. She’s truly an exceptional friend to me. If you have time, please pay her a visit and wish her a Happy Birthday. If you’ve got five bucks or you’re possibly filthy rich, buy her a cup of coffee? You can do this on her blog where you see the little coffee mug with the heart on it. I’m planning on buying her a few myself.  What Sandra Thinks

This song makes me think of our friendship….I have my heart set that you feel the love today……..

Fire N Gold – Bea Miller

 

 

 

 

Take Me Back?

I’m almost ashamed to post anything at all here. I’ve been absent almost an entire month.

Would love to tell all of you that I’ve been traveling or doing something incredibly exciting. Um…..that would be a big fat negative.

I’ll be honest and tell you I’ve been consumed with work and my own self righteous pity party. Lately I’ve not been happy. It’s hard to describe my issues.

Normally I’m a happy free spirited scrappy kinda chic. The last few months something has crept into my mind to torment me and make me feel pretty low.

I can’t help but think maybe it’s because I’ve not been writing anything or interracting with some of the most amazing people I’ve ever known….. here on WP.

Do you think that we all could have a closer bond sometimes than the people that we see everyday? At times I think so. It doesn’t seem as if we put up a front or pretend to be something we’re not here on WP.

So…..will you take me back? I’m so sorry I’ve not been around and haven’t read your blogs. I’m here now and hope to be here regularly again.

XO – Lennon

Daddy: Dr. K E Garland

Good Sunday Morning Loves,

Lately I’ve been sharing with you the interviews with Dr. K E Garland and the women that contributed to her anthology. This book has eye opening cases of how significant a father and daughter relationship impacts our lives.

I was elated when my entry to this book was chosen to be among so many amazing contributors. Yes, it’s immensely personal but was very healing for me. Soon I’ll be interviewed and will share it here on my blog as well.

This book is to give father’s an awareness of how their love, time, and life examples effect their daughter’s lives for their futures. It’s also a book to liberate any daughter’s that do have Daddy Issues.

I highly recommend this read for anyone. It’s profound, moving, genuine and restorative. Also, a portion of the book’s proceeds will be contributed to an organization important to each participant.

The eBook version of Daddy is available now for pre-order!

The paperback version of Daddy is forthcoming, June 2, 2018.

 

DADDY: Reflections of Father-Daughter Relationships (Cover Reveal)

Hi Loves, It’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything here but please check out the cover reveal of my friend’s new book. I was privileged enough to contribute my own Father-Daughter story to this book as well. Hope everyone has a Happy Easter!

K E Garland

I write to inspire. I write to motivate people to re-think social issues. I write to raise women’s voices because, although women make up nearly half of the world’s population, many times our experiences are not heard, and subsequently, devalued.

To that end, I’ve compiled another anthology. This time, I’ve invited 13 women to write memoirs centered on their father-daughter relationships. Over the next couple of months, I’ll introduce you to ten of the writers. Each Friday, they’ll explain why they wrote and what they hope to accomplish by participating in such a project.

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SYNOPSIS

A father’s presence is important in a daughter’s life. He is the first man a little girl sees and knows. He demonstrates how men relate to women.

But what happens when the father-daughter relationship is dysfunctional? Daddy answers that question.

Included are fourteen memoirs that describe the impact a failed father-daughter relationship can have…

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Rain – Blog Guest – What Sandra Thinks

Today I’m featuring What Sandra Thinks as she keeps it more than real with days that bring a disheartening truth to life. We all have those moments where nothing seems to go right in our world. Some of us more than others. Our foundations are all cracked below the surface in some type of way. We need a “fixer” to come in and repair the cracks to our foundation but can we even be fixed? She continuously pours her heart and soul into her writing and we’re fortunate enough to read it and catch her feels and share the pain. Good news is, we have each other and are able to let our words flow here and have the support, understanding and friendships we’ve made here to help us push through. Check it out and please pay her a visit…….

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There was a time
When the rain calmed me
The peaceful drops falling
Running down my window
Light reflecting off the pavement

But times have changed
The rain pours harshly
Soaking the dirt beneath
Leaving my shoes muddy
Making simple things difficult

I hate the rain
Complicating things
Making a bad day worse
Hiding all but the grey
Totally fucking with my head