We Made It!

I had to squeeze in one last post for 2022! This year came with many great moments and some others that pulled the best and worst out of me. Cried some tears, faced one of my greatest fears – had to stop and BREATHE a time or two. I stayed committed to this blog andContinue reading “We Made It!”

No Strings Attached

The story was told of a great football coach of a university in California who had a son who also played on the university’s team. The son was an amazing athlete and quite successful at the sport. A news reporter commented on how proud he must be of his son’s accomplishments. The coach gave oneContinue reading “No Strings Attached”

My Peace

A few years ago, I stopped by my neighbor for a quick minute; she was ‘cleaning house’. Meaning she was getting rid of everything that caused her undue stress. When her husband and son came home that evening, they noticed she was fully engrossed in the process and questioned her. She told them exactly whatContinue reading “My Peace”

What’s in a Name?

‘What’s in a name?‘ A phrase that is commonly quoted from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Here Juliet expresses sadness or distress over Romeo’s last name. A last name [Montague] that was hated by her family. Some of us can relate. Family feuds are nothing new. Juliet completed her statement by adding: ” That which we callContinue reading “What’s in a Name?”


I got up this morning with the intent to share something- I went blank. Not that I have nothing to say. Many thoughts and ideas swirled around my mind, but nothing grabbed me from that ‘place’. That place of passion and meaningfulness. As my fingers hit the keyboard, I realized that it was okay. IContinue reading “Reminders”


It is said that turbulence in flight is mainly caused by a disturbance or disruption in the airflow around the airplane. Sometimes it may be light; at times it may be violent. One source also defines turbulence as a sudden violent shift in the air flow. This reminds me of life sometimes. If you areContinue reading “Turbulence”


A friend of mine sent me this sticky note this week. With that she wrote one line ,’ I’m closing my business by July 31.’ I responded letting her know that I support her whatever she chooses to do. As I thought about this little sticky note – I realized that we need the wisdomContinue reading “Tired”


Over the past few years I have noticed that many parents, educators, counselors, therapists and caregivers have been using breathing techniques to help calm those experiencing moments of anxiety. Medical science says that we were created with a natural stress response mechanism that helps us in times of danger and anxiety. However, when it isContinue reading “Breathe”