The Power of Forgiveness

I am responsible for my happiness. Peace does not come when I point fingers. I own my thoughts, words, actions, and behaviors. I take ownership of my life. The outside world does not dictate my inner world. Only I hold the key to my happiness. I blame no one for any unwanted feelings. I know … Read more

New Normal vs. New Better

Recently, I just heard the phrase “new normal vs. new better”. What does that mean? I can start by saying that the previous normal is no longer. And, I don’t think it’s a new normal because there’s nothing normal about what we all are going through right now. Life has been turned upside down for … Read more

Women Workforce

Since it is Labor Day, I want to write a little something about our labor force and how women have become, and are a big part of it. Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers, including women. To some, Labor Day also means or symbolizes the end of summer, and … Read more

“An unexamined life is not worth living.”–Socrates

Through this blog, I’ve begun to really examine my life. I’m writing about what I have learned along the way and what I still need to learn. I’m reflecting, taking steps back from my life to see where I’ve been, and then using that to look forward to see where I’m going. I’m looking for … Read more

Bucket List

What experiences or achievements do you hope to have or accomplish during your lifetime? I believe it’s important to take time for things you enjoy in life. Doing things you enjoy can make you feel more energized and maybe even relaxed at the same time. We all know that it’s important to take time to … Read more

Failure Is Good

Why do we try so hard to avoid failure? Failure shows us that we’ve had the courage to try something. I think that if you avoid failure, you avoid taking action in your life. I try to accept that failure is a part of the experience and the journey. I try to learn from it, … Read more

So Senseless

Why does it keep happening? Why are there so many senseless acts of violence? This time it hit close to home. It happened in my community. It is with sadness that I write this post. On April 27th, a lone gunman walked into a local synagogue and killed one person and injured several others. This … Read more

Who Are You To Want A Big, Meaningful Life?

I guess this post is kind of part two of my previous post, “Making A Difference”. If you’re making a difference in this world, you should feel that your life has meaning. So, my answer to the question Who are you to want a big, meaningful life? is, I deserve to have a big, meaningful … Read more

#MeToo

As we all know, Me Too is a movement against sexual harassment and sexual assault. This movement keeps growing, the stories keep coming, and more women (and men) are finding the courage to speak up. I don’t think any of us have a sense of the magnitude of the problem. I’ve dealt with it. Early … Read more