About Me

Hiatus Update

Hello all my lovely people. Just popping by to give you a quick update. First, yes I’m still here and yes I intend to start writing again. I had my tumor removed on November 30. I had the best possible outcome. My balance improved immediately and my hearing was preserved. Aside from an itchy incision… Continue reading Hiatus Update

About Me


Good morning all my lovelies. After another brutal week of virtual learning and a flurry of doctors appointments scheduled for my November 30 craniotomy to remove my tumor, I have come to the realization that more has to give. Therefore I will be taking a hiatus from keeping up my regular blogging and social media,… Continue reading Hiatus

2020.08 Persevering August, About Me, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Persist

Persist is continue firmly or obstinately in an opinion or a course of action in spite of difficulty, opposition, or failure. So maybe starting all over again on these habits isn't so much a failure as an opportunity to practice persistence. An opportunity to get back up, brush myself off, try again. An opportunity to be strong.

2020.07 Courageous July, About Me, Encouragement, Hope Joy, Recommendations


My family is freshly returned from two glorious weeks in Michigan's "better-half". It's been over a decade since I've been to the U.P. and I had not realized how much I needed to return. There is just something magical about Lake Superior that refills my soul unlike anything else (except perhaps for canoeing on the… Continue reading Confidence

About Me, Books, Challenges

Action. We Must Stand Together

I don't often write about the company I am privileged to be an independent consultant for. But I do want to take a moment to share these posts from Mary Kay on Facebook and Twitter from June 18. Mary Kay has been a supporter of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) for over ten years,… Continue reading Action. We Must Stand Together

2020.06 Joyful June, About Me, Apps, Books, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Joy

Welcome back! It has been a wild couple of months. But the nationwide closings have offered me one very important thing: TIME. With all our extra curricular cancelled and an end to obligations six (plus) days a week I have stepped back even from my online commitment to rest, really rest and focus on my… Continue reading Word of the Week: Joy

2020.03 March--Self Care, About Me, Encouragement, Hope Joy

Word of the Week: Be

My state will be on lock down starting at 11:00 tonight. My family hasn't left our property since Saturday a week ago anyway, with the exception of my husband who is essential personnel. He has probably one more week of working overtime and nights, so we are all really looking forward to getting him back… Continue reading Word of the Week: Be

2020.02 February--Love, About Me, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Heart

My last word for February is heart. And try as I might, my heart just isn't in this one. I'm tired. My husband has the flu. The kids are being wild. The dog is dying. This post is 100% habit because sometimes the motivation just isn't there. And that is ok because it will get… Continue reading Word of the Week: Heart

2020.02 February--Love, About Me, Hope Joy, Word of the Week

Word of the Week: Love

Its a new month with a new theme. February is a special month to me. This Sunday marks the 22nd anniversary of when my husband and I started dating. We were just babies. Seriously, my oldest is only a year younger than we were at the time. Holy smokes, there's some math that baffles my… Continue reading Word of the Week: Love