On being a woman.

In honor of International Women’s Day.

Being a woman is not easy – but neither is being human.

Familial and societal imposed expectations. Perceived limitations of self and fear of not being enough – or doing enough, or loving enough, or caring enough, or anything – enough!

Continue reading “On being a woman.”

It’s Fat Tuesday!

As Catholics prepare for the most holy time of the year, I hope if that’s you that you’ll consider this on the eve of your Lenten journey.

Most give up something, a sacrifice for 40 days. But it is often more difficult to commit to something, adding a positive or constructive habit for that specific length of time, than it is to give up.

So rather than cutting out sweets or taking a hiatus from social media, may you do some good this season. Donate one dollar each day, if you’re able, to a worthy cause. Add a new and positive habit to your routine. Practice a random act of kindness daily.

Sacrifice doesn’t always equal giving up – it just may mean making a commitment and sticking to it. Food for thought this evening.

My Valentine Wish.

It is so easy for us to get caught up in the commercialization of Valentine’s Day.

Flowers, candy and cards filled with words that give our feelings a voice.  Restaurant reservations a must and all kinds of expensive add-ons appear on the menu – from rose placement on the table, musicians to serenade you with songs of love or a high priced bottle of champagne to toast your love. Continue reading “My Valentine Wish.”

The true American superpowers.

Responsibility. Accountability. Honesty. Integrity. Consequences.

These are more than words, these are the framework of decent human beings. It is the foundation from which we build our personal and professional lives. Continue reading “The true American superpowers.”