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How I Got Over “the Hump” and Started Feeling Better

Lately, I’ve been struggling. I think it’s a mixture of many things. The most prominent is likely the coronavirus. Not that I ever got out much before, but knowing that I can’t makes me miss being social more than I normally would. Add to that a cancelled vacation, not being able to visit my family […]

“Rules” for Talking About Others

Last week I was talking to a family member who was at a family gathering and mentioned that another family member had just arrived…with their animal in tow. My immediate response was, “Why did they bring their pet? I would never take mine to that sort of event.” The reason I said this was primarily […]

Need a Laugh? Here are a Few Funny Stories About Me

Lately, the state of the world has left me feeling quite down. Just yesterday, I spent a good portion of my drive crying for no apparent reason. Well, except one. It seems as if people everywhere are in a state of unrest for one reason or another. And no one can agree as to what […]

Having Trouble Forgiving? Time to Open the Dictionary

A lot of mental health experts say that forgiving others is critical to your own happiness in life. That it doesn’t say that you agree with what that person did to you, but more so that you accept it and are ready to let it go so you can move forward. If it is supposed […]

Be the Right Kind of Wind

Around 10 months ago, I moved to Texas. If you’ve ever been down this way, you know that it gets, and stays, pretty hot in the summer months. For the last few weeks, our temps have been in the 90s. With the humidity, the “real feel” has been closer (if not over) 100 degrees. Because […]

1 Class, 1 Chapter

Not only do I enjoy helping others live better lives, I’m kind of a self-help nut myself. When others are reading romance novels and mysteries, I prefer to snuggle up with a book focusing on personal or professional development. Case in point: the book on my end table right now is The Speed of Trust […]

How I’ve Survived Some Major Life Changes

My husband seems to thrive on changing things up regularly. Me? Not so much. I learned this early on when, after only being together for a year, he told me that he’d been offered a new job. In California. More than 2,500 miles away. I toiled over whether or not to go for quite some […]

We Are All Losing…

Let me tell you a little bit about me that you may not already know… I’m a female. I’m white. I’m in my mid-40s. I’m short. I’m blonde. I spent the first 15 years of my career in law enforcement. I am now a full-time writer, primarily in the health and wellness space. Based on […]