Some people have the uncanny ability to just make things happen. In every walk of life, we see women accomplishing great things. I don't know about anyone else but sometimes I watch from afar, in awe of how quickly these power women make decisions, juggle multiple responsibilities and do it all seamlessly and seemingly effortlessly.… Continue reading Building Self-Confidence
The people you surround yourself with can either enhance or diminish your life. Level up with people that push you to be your best.
It's Valentine's Day. People are making reservations, shopping for flowers, cards and gifts and putting forth all kinds of effort to recognize the day. February 14th is one day especially that many don't want to spend alone, doing as much as possible to make sure that it doesn't go by without them being with somebody… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day… to Me
I don't make resolutions at the beginning of a new year but I do seek to improve various areas of my life to ensure that I'm making progress. What I am encouraging for 2018 is that we all take an inventory of how emotionally healthy we are. Emotional health can determine the degree of success that… Continue reading Simple Steps to Pursue Emotional Health
Today I am proudly celebrating my retirement as a Federal employee. For the last 25 years, I have worn the badge of a member of the Intelligence Community yet, last Wednesday, January 31st, about midday, I turned in my badge and any other credentials and was escorted out of the building as a "regular" person.… Continue reading Starting Over
Relationships can be hard work. Husband-wife relationships, parent-child, siblings or even employer-employee. Any time two or more humans are engaged in ongoing interaction with the expectation of some benefit or where there's a personal stake, there's bound to be conflict from time to time. Or often when there are mismatched expectations. There are ways to… Continue reading The Care and Keeping of Relationships
May 5, 2016 is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Each year, the 27th day of the month of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar is set aside for recognizing and remembering the horrific genocide of a nation of people targeted by a mad man who considered them unworthy of living. Even though the tragedy took place in Europe,… Continue reading Days of Remembrance
True me: I love greenery. Big, colorful really fragrant flowers outside in a garden and green, leafy plants inside the house. I love the natural beauty and all the different varieties of both. Reality is, though, my thumb is not as green as I would like it to be and my plant survival rate isn't as… Continue reading My Not So Green Thumb
Too often I have heard about yet another couple, fellow believers, that have gotten divorced or are in the process. REALLY??? Without a doubt, marriage is (or can be) complicated. The process of merging the backgrounds, experiences and families of two people, each with his and her own issues can most certainly be a challenge, one… Continue reading Where did we go wrong?
What exactly does "for better or for worse" mean to most people? And who really thinks pre-marriage what worse could really mean? Financial challenges or loss of a job? A child with special needs and the stresses it can bring? LOSING a child? How about prolonged sickness? One in which one spouse has to care… Continue reading For Better or for Worse