Sunday, March 19, 2017


Hey, Everyone.

I wanted to thank you all for always visiting, but as of right now, I've moved to a new home, my personal website and will be slowly shutting down here.

Hope you come find me at

Christine Steeves Speakman

If you check out the ChrisChat's One-Stop Blog, you'll find all the new entries plus the slow moving of past ones. Plus the categories at the side allow you to find the post you're most interested least that's the plan :)

Again, thanks and hope to see you over there.

Chris aka ChrisChat

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Reflections: Right or Happy

Nope you can never have both. You’ll never always be right. Happiness will always be hidden under the current of life when you’re sad, angry, or hurt.

Now, I’m not a Dr. Phil fan. I disagree with him more often than I’ve ever agreed with his advice…yes, I know, where’s my degree. Let’s call it being in therapy, reading, and talking with others. And remember, different methods for different people.

With that all explained, I do like his phrase about asking do I want to be happy or right.

I want to be right…when it matters. When the consequences of being wrong are too risky, too costly, too important.

Whether I’m right about spoiled milk, who was in what movie, or a verbal tug-of-war, it doesn’t matter. All it does is spoil the moment.

I want to be happy. I will be happy. I am happy.

Happy doesn’t mean we stop dreaming or stop working to strengthen our nows and futures. Happy doesn’t mean I won’t have other moods, painful moods.

Happy is…well…you know…Happy.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spotlight: Anger

Anger comes       - with fear
-  when hurt
-  when wrong
-  when wronged
-  when tired
-  when overwhelmed
-  when not getting our way
-  with injustice

Anger never comes alone.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

You’ll never truly know: rest

…until you stop chasing it. Fighting to get it. Rest comes in the moments you stop and breathe the second you give yourself a break – rest – from everything around you. Just stop and take a breath.

Rest doesn’t require time. Rest has no minimum or maximum limit.

Rest is when you recognize it.