A friend asked me the other day if my expectations were too high. I had commented that my time was valuable, and when people promised to meet me at a specific time and failed to keep their commitment, it would frustrate me. Usually, I would allow this behavior to happen a couple of times as … Read more


“Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can do today.”   Benjamin Franklin. “Dreams don’t work unless you take action,” Roy T. Bennett “You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.” Zig Ziglar “The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.” Tony Robbins  “Action is … Read more


I am part of five generations which is extremely rare from what I hear. The real reason we are five generations strong is that my family has good genes. My grandparents and parents have always been active and healthy; this lifestyle is in my DNA and my children’s. My paternal grandmother will turn 100 years … Read more

Finding Gratitude

In the past few months, I have gone through some life-changing events. When things go well, it’s easy to be upbeat and grateful. Life is pleasant; spirits are high. But all it takes is one misstep, and things suddenly come crashing down. You begin to question everything and start doubting yourself and everything around you. … Read more

Dear Self

Have you ever written yourself letters for the future? Maybe they were lessons learned or things you wanted to accomplish, dreams, or a bucket list. You tucked them away in a safe place and years later, pulled them out, and were amazed at what you had accomplished or things you still needed to do. Maybe … Read more

Never Lose Your Identity

Your identity is your true self. It’s the person you are when you are by yourself and have no expectations. Never let someone take that away from you. Be true to yourself, your principles, wants, and needs. When you remain authentic, it is easier to live a joyful life. You might be less likely to … Read more

My Son-In-Law

There are many things you wish for as a mom of a daughter. One of them is that she will find a wonderful man who will love her with every cell of his body. Treat her with respect, and encourage her to be the best she can be while he, in turn, works on being … Read more

I Can’t Pretend It Didn’t Happen

There are two kinds of people: those who need to work through issues and those who ignore them. I am the former. I need to understand what happened, why the situation occurred, and find a way to correct the problem; then, I can move on. It boggles my mind when I encounter people who want … Read more

Life Lesson #1

Do you ever ask yourself, “I wish I would have known that when I was younger” or “I should have believed my parents when they told me that”? I love discussing life with my daughters and hearing their thoughts on issues and problems they face in their lives. Recently my eldest daughter remarked how fast … Read more

That’s Not My Identity

We all have an identity, something that makes us who we are. I wonder if we were born with it or acquired it along our life’s path. Maybe it’s a little bit of both. I question, once we have created or developed that identity can we alter it?  I am a type A, busy, always … Read more