Beautifully decorated trees, incessant shopping for the perfect gifts, family and friends gathering for good food and drinks. Moments of joy and laughter while celebrating the yuletide. The holiday season is in full swing with end of a decade approaching. Each year we look forward to the joyous celebrations of the season. This time around, … Continue reading The 3 Most Important Things to Do This Holiday Season
Each year, men, women and children gather on this day to indulge in a wonderful feast of different foods and treats. Friends and family near and far sit together to celebrate the start of a magical holiday season. Our favorite tunes on the playlist with a Thanksgiving football game in the background. Glorious fun to … Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2019
Trips to the salon are usually uneventful. The visits are used as "me" time. Pause to do some self-care. The quiet time alone provides space to think, reflect and regenerate. Honestly, engaging in social conversations are not part of the ritual. The last appointment was a bit different. I met an older woman who sparked … Continue reading The Ugly and Beautiful Truth Behind Lasting Relationships
During the holiday season, I took time out to take in a movie. I treated myself to "Second Act." starring Jennifer Lopez. The story of a woman who plays a different version of herself to prove to others that she was enough. The walk to dinner offered plenty of time to reflect on my own … Continue reading CUT–Take Two!
On Thanksgiving day, we'll sit around an oven roasted, well-dressed turkey. Some of us will pass the wine, while others pass the gravy. Visiting friends and family from all parts of the globe join the table. It's a tradition in North America to celebrate the Pilgrim feast with the Indians. A holiday favorite. It has … Continue reading Don’t Stop Giving Thanks on Any Day
We all get hurt, sometime. Have you ever felt betrayed or lied to? Has anyone inflicted pain with words or actions? People are complicated beings with emotions that run deep. I've been lucky to come across women that have shared their stories. Women like me who have experienced some of the most painful moments of … Continue reading Is Forgiveness Necessary?
Tuesday, September 11, 2001 The day looked much different than today. The innocence of a nation was still intact. The skies were a beautiful blue accompanied by rays of sunshine that could light the darkest cave. The weekday hustle and bustle of New York City was in full swing on that Tuesday morning. Commuters were … Continue reading Do You Remember Where You Were Today, 17 Years Ago?
We often find ourselves worrying about the things in life we are without. It takes attention away from the blessings we've been granted. I'm guilty as charged of the same transgression. Although, I try to practice gratitude its constant work. For myself, very much a conscious effort. An act that requires repetition and acknowledgment. I'm grateful … Continue reading What Are You Grateful for In Your Life?
A boxing match usually lasts 12 rounds unless a knockout is called at anytime. Your hands must always remain up in front of your face to protect yourself. If your opponent's will to win is bigger than yours then he or she will ensure your body caves into the fight. You might get hit over … Continue reading Tired, Exhausted and Weary but Bulldozing Through Life – She is Woman
This morning we all woke up to our daily routine. Did you do anything differently? Many of us spend time and energy planning and hoping much of our lives. We perseverate on problems that need solving. During our downtime we are thinking about what to prepare for dinner, wear the next day or how to present … Continue reading If Given the Chance What Advice Would You Give Your Younger Self Today?