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 was very excited to tune in for the Adele special this past week. Her voice sounded as good as ever, and I rather liked how they broke her songs up with the Oprah interview. (Random observation- two women who just go by their first name). The conversation wasn’t deep but it was enough to […]
In today’s environment the one thing we can all agree on, this past year has been a sh&% show. Everything from Covid to work/life shifts, political division, and now, to spice things up, we’ve got the Delta variant and vaccine wars. It’s sad, it’s frustrating, and at times it’s heartbreaking.
Some of life’s most important lessons don’t happen with the snap of the fingers, or in the course of a day. In order to learn, sometimes we need to hear a message over and over again. Only when we are ready and willing to accept the message that is being whispered, or in my case yelled, are we truly able to receive it and transform.
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 […]