There was a time I tried to be everything I wasn't. Then wisdom whispered in my ear, "You're everything you need to be."

I love to write, always have. I wrote my first “book” back in 7th grade. How I treasured creating the story. I continued to write poetry and lyrics as an angsty teen. The process was my refuge. Fast forward to the 90’s as a stay-at-home Mom, I had my first poem published in Lady Bug […]
What a year it's been, who would've guessed? All that we've encountered, sure put us to the test. It's been the longest year, glad to be moving on. So, I go with my annual ode- let 2020 be gone!
I need to up my kindness game. I need to listen more gently, even if I disagree. I need to be more accepting of differing opinions. Differences are not bad, they are necessary.
I was inspired a couple of weeks ago when interviewed by a friend of mine, author Susan Elizabeth Phillips. During our conversation, she asked what I look for in a friend. Without hesitation I said, “Kindness.” It may sound trite, but I am a big believer in the power of kindness. I think Gandhi got […]
I admit that I have not figured life out, no one ever does. I am simply in the process of understanding and appreciating it more fully. The more I'm able to slow down, be in the moment, be more connected, the richer I feel.
As a follow up to my previous article, I wanted to continue the conversation about the way many of us are feeling, depleted and anxious. In this post, I wanted to share with you some of the steps that I started taking in order to get myself to a better place. It all started with […]
When will this pandemic end? We’re all tired. We’re all frustrated. Some have lost family, friends and/or colleagues, while others are losing businesses. I liken this to the Titanic sinking. No one expected it. Research shows that the ship was traveling much too fast, ultimately costing 1,514 human lives, more than half the passengers. But why would anyone have believed this […]
It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted any new material on this site. Partly because I held a position which meant keeping my personal thoughts separate from my work, so I halted the blog. But I’m back, with a few things to say, and hopefully I will hear from you too. To be honest, […]
For those of you that have children, or who have worked with children we know all too well that “Why?” seems like the only word in their vocabulary.  For a parent, the 300th “Why?” can make us crazy, but after reading Simon Sinek’s Book, Start with Why, perhaps  children are way ahead of the game. […]
      My Grandfather always used to say, “It’s a sad day when you don’t learn something new.”  As one who loves to learn, I remind myself of this on a daily basis. I try and learn something new every day. When we celebrate New Year’s many people are reflective, and I am no exception. […]