Cancer is one of the top news stories again thanks to social media. My heart goes out to Senator McCain and his family. It’s beautiful to see the responses regarding his brain cancer diagnosis. There’s been a lot of public support for him and I’m sure he’s grateful. There are also several articles written by
Many are aware that my 2nd book is about my stepfather, Jean-Luc Nash, also known as Grandpa. Why am I doing this? It’s out of respect, to honor him and all those in the military. A lot of his fellow West Point classmates came to his funeral and they held a Benny’s Wake that evening.
“You always look happy.” One of my neighbors said this to me while out walking my dogs. Guess I was caught smiling again. A smile can make a positive impact in any situation. It’s contagious. Get-togethers, especially holidays, are an opportunity to help reinforce the values and beliefs that are important to us. Yet many
All parents go through a transition phase when their children become adults, a process of letting go. Most are thrilled with that new sense of freedom – the parents and definitely the children. I’m a mom to two sons who are college students and technically men. It’s summer break now and they are home a
Just like many others, I was shocked to hear the news of Chris Cornell’s death. It made me sad even though I didn’t know this man personally. Maybe because we’re the same age, we’re both early Gen Xer’s, and he always seemed to prevail over tough times. We’re all mourning because of a simple reason.
Gratitude is a word that holds a lot of power. All things are possible through gratitude because it encourages you to move forward. Before my two cancer diagnoses, many things in my life were taken for granted. Dealing with those unexpected health issues changed my perspective and allows me to be grateful for what I
As I write this, I’m listening to rolling thunder, wind and hard rain from a storm outside, and I’m not concerned for my safety. Some people would be alarmed and worried that they will lose power and internet access or a tree can fall on their house. They are both normal responses and is an
It’s great that many people are focusing on a healthier lifestyle now. Exercising more, eating better, getting massages, doing yoga. A healthy lifestyle also affects your mindset in a positive way. In order for new healthy habits to become part of a regular routine, you need to make any changes in small steps. A healthy
How has February been for you? I’ve been acclimating my life around a custom hearing aid. Yes, I have a hearing aid now that I received as a late Christmas present. It was weird at first but getting used to it. Don’t take your hearing for granted. It’s recommended to get hearing assessments as part
My goal this year is to keep doing work that matters. The definition of “doing work that matters” is different for everyone. After recently being challenged to try something different with my content, I decided to create an audio version of one my blog posts that was published on the HuffingtonPost on their “What’s Working”