I have always loved the look and feel of being in the mountains.  I am in awe of the magnificence of mountains and the fact that they even exist.  Peaceful and serene, they stand like sentries.  Whether they are beautifully green or shades of oranges...

There is something magical about hanging out with your girls.  There is a sense of community and rejuvenation.  Girl squads come in different forms; they can serve different purposes.  There are the squads at work. There are squads at church. But the ones I enjoy...

  Over the past few years, the topic of mindset has gotten more attention, and rightfully so. Mindset is defined as “the established set of attitudes held by someone.” This means that our mindset is the habitual set and types of thoughts we think. Essentially our whole life experience...

I have been hearing a lot of talk about individuality lately. Often, individuality is expressed as a conduit of not being a sheep. To interpret individuality as a right to be uncooperative is only self-serving. Individuality is a concept that I hold dear. As I have stated...

As a young woman, I never had much respect for second place.  A win was a win and a loss was a loss. You didn’t almost win coming in second place. In my mind, you lost. Simple. But that changed in my late twenties.  It all started...

  These are trying times.  The COVID-19 virus may prove to be the greatest public health and economic challenge in the United States’ young history.  Daily federal and municipal briefings call for schools and nonessential businesses to close, for Americans to shelter in place, and to...

What is the number one fear? Funny, well not really, but I looked it up and it depends on who you ask. Who is the authority?  Well, YOU ARE! What are you most afraid of? Snakes? Clowns? Public speaking? Dentists? Needles? Small spaces? Death? What happens...

Death can be strangely life affirming. From the moment we are born we are inching towards death. Hopefully, it is a very slow inch and we are granted many, many decades of life.  Last week my husband lost his brother, Joe. He was a kind, gentle...

I was always a very happy child. I moved through life blissfully. I was the apple of my dad’s eye and loved unquestionably by my mother. As the youngest of eight children, I got a lot of one on one time with my parents. My...