Inspiration

“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...

Patriot Day – A National Day of Service and Remembrance

My children are too young to remember the tragic events of September 11, 2001.  Everything they know of the events of that beautiful, bright, late summer morning turned dark and tragic comes from books...

Life Under Construction

Every time I hear the song “Life is a Highway,” I think of a nice freshly paved section of Route 66 through the desert.  But back in reality, if life is...