Why Share Your Struggles

Why Share Your Struggles?

February 8, 2018

Imagine facing a mountain. You arch your neck to look up and can’t make out the top. All you see is steep, rocky terrain and slippery slopes draped in thick clouds. You stand before it numb, overwhelmed and uncertain how to move forward.  Then, you feel a hand take yours. Suddenly, you make out a […]

Bold Year Ahead and Values for World Needs Hope

Word of the Year

December 30, 2017

One of my best friends loves to have a power word for each coming year. She agonizes over it, journals about it and, after months of contemplation, embraces it with immense gusto. And I love the anticipation of being one of the first to hear her linguistic verdict. I devour it, examine it, applaud it […]

Music for a Tired Soul

July 17, 2013

Depleted. Drained. Tired. Foggy. Exhausted. We all feel like this sometimes. In Arizona, those words can occur at 10 a.m. as the 100+ degree heat saps every pore. I chuckle and think of the Wicked Witch after Dorothy threw water on her, “I’m melting.” As I pulled open the coffee shop door this afternoon, I […]

Mallows, Parachutes and Sailboats

May 13, 2013

“It’s so fluffy!” If you recognize this line, you may be a fan of “Despicable Me” or simply have spent time in my playful company. What inspired this outburst? Marshmallows. Fluffy, pink, flavored like soft berries and included with every frothy latte, steaming cappuccino and oh so chocolatey hot cocoa. It’s delightful . . . uh, and addictive. […]