Advice to my 16-Year-Old Self

Me at age 16 (It’s the best I could do) Last month I had the great pleasure of seeing my musical hero, Mary Chapin Carpenter, in concert. I’ve seen her so many times I’ve lost count, and each performance brings something different to me. This concert she performed alongside Shawn Colvin. The two of them […]

44 Questions Answered About Me and My 44 Years

I turned 44 years old yesterday. When I turned 39, I wrote a blog post that included 39 things about myself. I decided to take on that challenge again this year, and write 44 things about myself. It was tougher than the last time because I had to come up with new items to share. […]

How Life Plays Out and the Signs That Guide Us on the Journey

I’ve thought a lot about the ideas of fate and destiny and higher powers and roads taken/not taken since moving to Indiana almost three years ago. It makes sense really. The life I knew for 40 years suddenly changed and I had to make sense of an entirely new life – and with that new […]

Forming Friendships and Baking Cookies

Making new friends is never an easy task. At least it’s never been for me. I’m not talking about building relationships and getting to know others. I’m talking about finding people who truly “get” me, and whom I can really trust. For most of my life, I’ve played my cards close to my chest. It […]

What I Learned from a 4am Freak-Out

Have you ever had those middle of the night freak-outs? You know, when you wake up (usually in the wee small hours of the morning) thinking about a troubling situation or a work problem. And you’re absolutely panicked about this issue? I found myself in that situation recently. I woke up at 4 am on July […]

What Am I Supposed to Learn?

Lately I’ve been struggling with something. There is something I’m supposed to learn. A lesson I’m being taught. Yet I’m struggling because I don’t know what I need to learn. It began the other night when I was lamenting to myself about three “problems” that have occurred of late. First there was the theft of […]

Inspiration from Simple Conversations

I love it when I’m having a conversation and the person I’m talking with says something so profound and poetic that it just makes me say, “Wow … what a perfect way of expressing that.” I’d like to share with you two “quotes” from people who said just a few sentences, but the words have […]

Out with the Old

A few months ago, I finally tackled a project I was putting off for quite some time. I went through all my old clothes and decided what to keep and what to donate. Normally this type of activity does not cause me any angst. In fact, I love getting rid of things and making more space […]

My “A Ha” Moments

Oprah talks frequently about “a ha” moments, a concept that’s always resonated with me. I was thinking about this concept and recalled three very distinct moments where I had an epiphany, a realization – an “a ha” moment. Interestingly enough, all three moments are related to professional realizations. The first “a ha” moment occurred when […]