Resiliency Can Be A Superpower

In times of change and distress, it's necessary to adapt if you with to be resilient - a tried and true superpower. As a collective, we are going through monumental change in the world. Everyone has been affected. I first learned about true resiliency when I lost 5 family members in a few short … [Read more...]

Rethinking The Future – Wisdom From The Past

We all have new schedules living at home. Inside my home the full service diner is open 24/7. As head chef, chopping and mixing, with assistant/sous chef (husband Cody) who is doing such a good job, I'm feeling the need to increase his tips. In such close quarters he is observing all my culinary … [Read more...]

Transitory Time Of Change For Ourselves & Our World

Worldwide, we are in a transitory time of change. As history has shown, cycles flow through every age. What we are going through in our current age is unprecedented. For now, we are all in this together. The pandemic situation is grim. Yet, there are some positive things to note. Businesses and … [Read more...]

How To Cope With Loss

How to cope with loss? A big question deserving some solid answers. Just by living life, we are bombarded with many forms of loss that can profoundly effect us, if not personally, collectively. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose … [Read more...]

The Loss Of A Legend

I woke up Sunday morning January 26th, 2020 to a text from my friend Scott, informing me of Kobe Bryant's death. My first thoughts went to his wife Vanessa Bryant and their 4 daughters. There was no news yet of their 13 year old daughter Gianna being onboard. Kobe and (Gigi as she is known) were on … [Read more...]

Plain And Simple – Giving Feels Good

Recently I wrote two articles -  Recovering From Surgery With A Wicked Sense Of Humor Part 1 & Recovering From Surgery With a Wicked Sense Of Humor Part 2 Jessie's Instagram posts, photos, and quips show her courage and tenacity to get through a rough recovery with humor. Christmas rolled … [Read more...]

The Musicality of Life

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.  - Ludwig Van Beethoven Life is music. Music is life. One of the most important components in any great movie is the rhythm of the music, which dramatically … [Read more...]

Recovering From Surgery With A Wicked Sense Of Humor – Part 2

Gratitude is the wine of the soul. Go ahead. Get drunk. - Rumi Part 2 of my courageous friend Jessie's recovery from a complicated lumbar fusion surgery is continued in her words - including several of her humorous Instagram posts. It's easy to see why everyone on "Team Jessie" are more than … [Read more...]

Recovering From Surgery With A Wicked Sense Of Humor – Part 1

Be kind to others. Your unassuming act of kindness might become someone's memory of a lifetime. A close friend Jessie recently underwent major back surgery. Similar to the back surgery Tiger Woods had....gnarly! Jessie has lupus and a laundry list of other things that led to the surgery. Her sister … [Read more...]

I Met A Man…

I had the pleasure of meeting the most remarkable man recently; a man who shall remain unnamed. I know he would approve with his big smile and a chuckle. As a small group of friends celebrated his 95th birthday recently, this wise and extremely savvy man shared bits and pieces of his life with … [Read more...]