Inspiration

A Father’s Love

There are few things more precious in life than a father’s love.  For a daughter, her father is more often than not her first love – the standard by which...

Happy Mother’s Day

Being a mother is so much more than giving birth to a child, although most mothers can recount each of their deliveries with painstaking detail, including me.  Being a mother...

“Why are you here?” The Emotional Roller Coaster of “Friends”

It is a scene right out of any classic 80’s movie centered on the epic journey of pre-teens finding their way and fitting in.  You know the scene…a group of girls...

Wellness Wednesday: The Premature End of Physical Therapy and the Start of Something Better

While I am very fortunate to have decent (although exorbitantly expensive) health insurance that is partially subsidized by my employer, there is no such thing as unlimited benefits.  So, after...

Wellness Wednesday: My Journey to Recovery No. 2 – Physical Therapy is not a Sentence

I started physical therapy almost 11 months to the day after suffering a fractured 5th metatarsal.  While physically capable of putting on a running shoe and walking, I was suffering from a certain level of pain and...

Veterans Day – Our Nation’s Colors

Today we wear our nations colors – the Red, the White, the Blue – in celebration of Veterans Day – a day to honor the brave men and women willing and able to...

Thoughtful Thursday – Pride in Every American Heart

I think people often confuse pride with vanity.  Jane Austin said “a person may be proud without being vain.  Pride relates more to our opinions of ourselves; vanity, to what...

Tea Time

From a rather young age I learned the therapeutic properties of tea.  Not just the drink itself, which offers a ton of health benefits (not to mention the jolt of...

Thoughtful Thursday – It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Its been one of those weeks… one I would normally like to forget – one of those weeks when I am forced to confront reality and admit that I am NOT...

Fumbling Through Parenthood

We welcomed a new baby into our family yesterday, September 17, 2015!  A healthy and handsome baby boy with a perfect little face, ten fingers, ten toes, a heart of gold...