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

Overdoing Leads to Being Over Done

I’m not going to lie to you.  I tend to overdo most things.  O.k. maybe not most things but a lot of things that shouldn’t be overdone. Take exercise for starters.  During the height of the pandemic last year, I went all in.  Six days a week I was in two-a-day-mode. Hot yoga in the…Read More

Royal Feet

If we had met eighteen months ago, I would have told you that I had forgotten how to pamper myself.  Years of running ragged out from work, overdoing, not exercising and a convergence of health issues, I was a runaway train of hot mess. Emotionally and physically, I bankrupted my well being.  Eventually my body announced…Read More

Baking With Badasses

So.  I did a thing.  Yep, it was impulsive and completely not me.  I mean I’ve taken online courses in the past, so I wasn’t foreign to the concept of virtual learning, but this was totally different.  I decided to take an online baking class. Go ahead, I’ll wait.  My mother laughed too.  Done yet?…Read More

The Right to Write

  Travel is a funny thing.  Often filled to the brim with sightseeing, obligatory bucket list checked boxes and a litany of other rando crap ya just gotta do, it can become the bane of your existence instead of the relaxing joy that you anticipated. Journeys away from home are supposed to be an escape…Read More

The Tax Man Cometh…

I don’t dread it anymore.  Once upon a time, I would toss, turn, moan and groan about the need to do my taxes every year.  It all started with a shoe box.  Stuffed with every deductible piece of paper I could find, the largest shoe (boot) box in the house was the epicenter of my…Read More