Excerpts that really moved me while reading. Buy yourself a copy here and we can book talk. I believe that all women and men are born gifted. However, and truly, there has been little to describe the psychological lives and ways of gifted women, talented women, creative women. There is, on the other hand, much … Continue reading Women Who Run With The Wolves
Helping OR Enabling?? Is there really a difference between helping and enabling? What is enabling? What are the causes and effects of this behavior on both the “enabler” and the person being “helped”? Helping is doing something for someone else that they are unable to do for themselves. Enabling is doing things for someone else … Continue reading Helping or Enabling?
A history, a legacy. Pride. Pittsburgh enables me to be exuberantly proud of where I hail from until the end of eternity. I’m lucky that my sense of adventure makes everything feel like home, however Pittsburgh gets the full credit for being my first love. I remember dying to get my license so I could … Continue reading Powerful Pittsburgh
Oh Canada is right. It was somewhat of what I expected, more of what I did not expect. First stop: Aspen is special to me because it was the first long road trip I took through the Colorado Rockies, with no intention to leave them. The first time Trent and I went on an intentional road trip … Continue reading Canada Day/4th Of July
“As mankind grew obsessed with its hours, the sorrow of lost time became a permanent hole in the human heart. People fretted over missed chances, over inefficient days; they worried constantly about how long they would live, because counting life’s moments had led, inevitably, to counting them down. Soon, in every nation and in every … Continue reading When You Are Measuring Life You Are Not Living It
My Great Grandpap and his fishing buddies in 1955 Everyone has top hats and fancy jackets on. My Great Grandma is in the photo above, when Sears just was getting started. My Great Uncle researched our bloodline on my Mother's side. Turns out I'm related to Amelia Earhart!
Karoshi is a more recent word in the Japanese language. Japan is the least happy of the industrialized nations. After World War II, Japan’s entire workforce was mobilized to rebuild the country from the ground up. For decades they emphasized economic growth and material prosperity above all else and their achievements were of envy in the … Continue reading Karoshi
There was something captivating about people who were unafraid to be themselves: authentic, unmasked, and unashamed of the wounds that shaped them. Their vulnerability was magnetic. I was drawn to them. To learn from their self- acceptance. To hear their stories. To see their courage. I learned it is often a good thing to ask people about their … Continue reading All Scars Have A Story
Old world backgrounds of immigrants and new world background of immigrants America is known as the world’s largest melting pot of cultures, customs, religions, and ethnicities. This was once something we were very proud of as a whole it seemed. Immigration began during America’s war for independence when Europeans tried to move in quickly. In … Continue reading Immigrants, Now and Then.
Celebrated worldwide, the traditional Indian holiday is known for its vibrant powder colors that blanket people in the streets. As one of the major Indian festivals, wherever Holi is celebrated, the spirit of the event remains the same. It’s a day to forgive, forget, reconnect, and enjoy time with family and friends. The throwing of … Continue reading 8 Reasons Why You Should Go To A Holi Festival