My 2020 Life Lesson

I remember saying at the beginning of 2020, “This is going to be an amazing, great year! This is my year!” Now, if there ever was a year to put to bed, it is 2020! It’s a year that has caused me, along with so many others, to have a level of anxiety. This anxiety … Read more

Best Piece Of Advice

The topic for this post came to mind because I was thinking about all the great advice I’ve received over the years. From listening to your intuition, being present, to meditating, and more. I have to say that the best advice I’ve received was from a dear friend of mine and it was — write … Read more

So, What’s Next?

How many of you are asking the question, what’s next? There are many directions we can take, so many paths. Many of us have used this time as an opportunity to reflect on how we see the world around us, how we respond in times of crisis, and what we can do better. We can … Read more

Love Of Reading

My affinity for reading began with Bram Stoker’s Dracula. It was my senior year of high school, and I hated assigned reading. I disliked being forced to read. As a kid, I read Goosebumps. My favorite is One Day at Horrorland, but any reading we were tasked I found to be the dullest. What I … Read more

What Do I Need To Improve?

I would definitely say that there’s room for improvement…for myself and my life. And, since we’re all staying home and trying to get through this pandemic, I can’t think of a better time to try and make some positive changes. I don’t need to completely overhaul my life, maybe just a couple of things to … Read more

Baba

(this is a beautiful eulogy written by our friend, Dawn, for her grandmother) Baba From my earliest conscious thoughts I remember you. I remember your cheery, positive, perfect intonation that projected love and comfort. “Hi, Honey,” you would always say. Your imprint into my core morality is deep and pure, a guiding pillar of righteousness … Read more

Girl Talk

(from the perspective of the writer and his conversations with women; he placed himself in their shoes; may contain offensive language) A girl can only get her heart broken so many times before it becomes rubble. I propose to be this eloquent cool, but not too cool, hot but not too hot, sassy but not … Read more

Career Transition

One day you wake up and you are out of a job. You have a few choices. You can cover your head with a blanket and hide, which you are entitled to do. You can hop on the computer, start updating your resume, and look for something in the same field. Or, you can walk … Read more

Personal Insecurities

We had our second Women Helping Others Advance (WHOA) meeting this past Sunday and it was wonderful. Everyone was involved in the discussion and a lot of great information was exchanged by all. The topic for the evening was personal insecurities. We talked about how most of us feel insecure sometimes, and that some of … Read more

Reflection

As I’ve grown older, I’ve started to live my life more peacefully. Granted, 38 is not old but it’s old enough to know better. The need for violence, the need to have my views, my ways, my opinions voiced loudly or aggressively and made to be a higher priority than others—this way of thinking has … Read more