Category Archives: Challenges

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Dry & Wet

The barren land, sighs

Welcomed are the stormy days

To save the parched ground

It may take a bit of time

For the terrain to be soaked

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben


Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Praise & Excite

She’d receive applause

Many found her delightful

Others were annoyed

Not everyone pulls it off

Juggling chainsaws while naked

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Hurry & Last

Push not against life

Live for the ultimate joy

Of experience

Learning from al the trials

Celebrating the learning

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben

Three Day Quote Challenge – Body Image – Day Three

Thank you, Bette A Stevens, for nominating me the this challenge and I leave the floor open to any and all who may wish to participate. Have a grand time!

DAY THREE finds me sharing one final thought on BODY IMAGE. I love this one because it reminds me that my image, reflects what it is I tell myself. From here on in, I tell myself the good things and unless someone else is telling me good things, I simply consider the source.

“Your body hears everything your mind says.” Naomi Judd



Three Day Quote Challenge – Body Image – Day Two

When Bette A Stevens invited me to join this challenge, I had to think about it for a minute…  So, here I am in DAY TWO and I choose to continue to post quotes about BODY IMAGE.

If you would like to join in on the challenge, be my most honored guest. I leave an open invitation to and for those who would like to participate.

In the name of striving to be what someone else wanted me to be, I had to overcome some serious issues. I was making foolish, life threatening choices. Had that person not been my mother, it may have been easier but we all want to be accepted and loved by our parents, right? Once I began to get my head focused on LOVE, the game changed!

“I’m not going to sacrifice my mental health to have the perfect body.” Demi Lovato



Three Day Quote Challenge – Body Image – Day One

The one and only Bette A. Stevens nominated me for this challenge and I accept!  Be sure to check out her blog, books and connect because she is one in a million, for sure.

I choose to go with the theme of BODY IMAGE for all 3 days. As someone who has struggled for decades to be that “perfect presentation” I have learned to be more mindful of loving myself right where I am, instead of withholding that love until I reached a certain weight.

“To me, beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It’s about knowing and accepting who you are.” Ellen Degeneres

Rather than nominate, I leave it up to you to join the party!  Have fun and share from your hearts!



Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge Dignity & Success

Whispers behind hands

No self-respecting woman

Would be so brazen

For she found some happiness

Used her body for profit

©2018 Annette Rochelle Aben