The Healing Nature of Laughter

Who doesn’t like to laugh?  Laughter creates a natural release of tension, stress and toxins.  When we laugh, our body and spirit merge together in a blissful state of happiness. I love to laugh.  Much to my roomie’s chagrin, I laugh out loud with a howling cackle that rivals that of a coven of witches…Read More

A Return to Kindness

I looked forward to this event all year.  Originally scheduled for the summer of 2021, The Kindness Duck Project finally landed in Fort Worth in October.   A newly launched initiative aimed at bringing back kindness with the help of a six story duck. Founded earlier this year (2021) by Executive Director Kyle Warren who…Read More

Thankful

Thanksgiving was a low key event at my house.  I spent most of the day watching movies.  It is amazing how quickly we can get sucked into a movie binge and I’m definitely there this week. The pack was walked, my roomie was making his Thanksgiving dinner rounds and I found myself, blissfully, at peace…Read More

Stockyards Shorty

Since my decision to make plans to move to Fort Worth, I have been spending more time in the aptly named FunkyTown.  Forth Worth may be known for its rich Cowboy history culture but it also has an eclectic melting pot of live and let us live as friends attitude.  The city’s resounding theme is…Read More

Establishing Normal

Humanity entered a quasi-dark night of the soul in early 2020.  Shuttered indoors, distancing ourselves from one another, while masking our fears, our feelings and our faces, we have become even more closed off from one another; hermits are in awe of our reclusive behavior. We look to government, medical professionals and media outlets to…Read More

I am the Boss of Me

Making significant life changes is never an easy road to take.  Often, when you head out on that journey, there will be people in your life who will not want to go along for the ride.  Then there will be those who you will not want to take with you. The gnawing feeling deep down…Read More

Making Memories while Preserving Precious Moments

As a mom, I wanted to save every art project, every baby ware, and every piece of sporting equipment including the uniforms. After a stern discussion with myself (and 18 months into a pandemic), I finally decided that it was time to streamline my mementos. I had stacks of travel T-shirts, jerseys and school branded…Read More

Vogel Alcove – A Safe Haven for Children

Nestled in a small, modest neighborhood in Downtown Dallas, a once vacated school building now serves as a sanctuary safe-haven to the city’s most vulnerable population; homeless children. If you bristle at the thought of a child being homeless, you are not alone.  When I first learned that there are roughly 3000 homeless children in…Read More

Today’s Mental Forecast | Overcast With a Chance of Toxic Rain

Like many, I have been doing a bit of soul-searching and mental house cleaning over the past 18 months.  I am learning that, for me, the best path to mental health is meditation, physical activity and a healthy heaping of good, restful, uninterrupted sleep.  A bit of daily laughter helps a lot.  I love to…Read More

Closure Brings New Beginnings

I recently had the pleasure of participating in the milestone birthday ushering  of one of my favorite people.  Celebrating on the top deck rooftop patio of Legacy Hall, I watched my friend flitter from guest to guest, trying to reconnect with as many as possible while he was back in town.  When it was finally…Read More