“Tidy Up”

    November 30, 2017

      “Your room looks like a pigsty. Get in there and clean it up!” As I stood in the midst of my own adult chaotic mess, I couldn’t help but hear the echo of Mom’s frequent commands throughout my childhood. It was as if my internal replay button jammed,setting off an internal regression to my little girl self. who, once upon a time, used to argue her way out of cleaning her room.    “But Mom, I don’t want to…

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  • Epic Fails, Faith, and The H-bomb

    There was so much more to my second grade year than just reading, writing and arithmetic. Back in the seventies, we non-parochial  students who were Catholic had the option to attend weekly after-school Catechism…

    October 8, 2017
  • Faith and a Tube of Lipstick

    Don’t Cry

    “Don’t cry. I’m still here.” I was only twelve years old when those words rolled off my tongue. I didn’t know what else to say, what else to do. It had only been a…

    August 30, 2017
  • I Have To Tell You Something

    “I have to tell you something.” Back in the day, hearing these words would’ve sent my mind into overdrive. I’d break into full-on gypsy mode, gazing desperately into the crystal ball of my mind…

    July 17, 2017
  • Mindfulness

    I can’t help it. I’ve got mindfulness on the brain. It’s been that way since I took the plunge a few weeks ago with my first speaking gig for Nurse’s Week. The topic was…

    May 30, 2017
  • Pennies Galore

    “See a penny, pick it up. All day long you’ll have good luck.” Who can resist the famous penny quote from the movie Grease? That line has basically been part of my DNA since…

    April 19, 2017
  • Plan B

    “No ifs, ands, or buts about it. Not everything can go your way, so just settle down, young lady.” Mom’s typical reaction to my childhood huffing and puffing softened over the years. The older…

    March 6, 2017