How I Hold Myself Accountable and Still Enjoy Life

This year, I set bold intentions for my writing, photography, and living well. I’ve spent much of my life in the hustle lane. Along the way, I stressed over deadlines, my role in affecting change in organizations, and balancing my extended family's drama with my own sanity.  Stress can [...]


3 Thoughts About How We Move Into an Uncertain Future

When will I wake up from this nightmare? Little did I realize in March that we would end 2020 still masked and isolated from those we love. Many have lost more than time and favorite activities. In the US, Over 300,000 to date lost their lives. As the first [...]


How Perfectionism Protects, Keeping Me Safe

 It’s time to come out of hiding and face the truth. Perfectionism Protects Perfectionism is a defense mechanism. For years, I viewed my tendency for perfectionism as an asset. Who doesn’t want to do everything with excellence and strive for the best? In reality, perfectionism held me back, blinding [...]


How Living in the Moment Softens the Pain of Lost Memories

The memories still hung like strands of gossamer, but for how long? I don’t know the exact day and time when she took the first step to leave. Too many other distractions and family drama clouded the scene. Most days, I try not to dwell on the last years of [...]


Perspective-How to See Through the Eyes of Others

Perspective changes everything. How can we see through the eyes of others? Why would we want to? When I can stop and consider how someone else sees the problem or lack of a problem, the new view can change my perception. Perspective or perception? Let's keep this simple. Basically, [...]

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