Heart on an open book

I’m an avid reader. I usually have several books I’m reading at the same time. One is always my easy night reading, some fiction that doesn’t require me to think. In the morning it’s usually a non-fiction about self-improvement, spirituality or business. I find myself searching right now for a book that will help me […]

Woman at starting line

Women are incredible at taking care of everyone’s needs.  Sick kid, needy friend, busy spouse and aging parents – we’re there to heal, listen and support.  But in the midst of caring for everyone, our own needs go unmet. Sometimes we’re aware of our feelings of sadness and frustration that our desires are unfulfilled but […]

I’m no different than you. I look at people on the street and wonder what their life story is.  Not one of us is immune to heartbreak, stress, loss and major struggles.  Show me someone that is, and I’ll show you a liar. But one thing that might be a bit different is that I’ve […]

Dorm essentials

August is almost here, which means that move-in time for college students is quickly approaching. Leaving for college can be stressful, especially when it’s your first time, as you’re flooded with lists stacked with items you’re supposed to bring and textbooks you’ll need to buy. To make it easier, we’ve compiled a list of five must-haves for any college freshman or college student in general who’s heading back to school this fall.

With the past few weeks being filled with high school graduations, students and parents alike are realizing that the inevitable fall semester is arriving faster than they expected. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, it appears that colleges and universities will be making changes to adjust to what we’ve begun to know as the “new normal”. Below are five items that I think any and every college student could benefit from having on the new versions of their campuses.

’ll admit, even though I feel like I’m in my 30’s, the reality is I’m smack dab in midlife and health issues I would have never considered before should now be more in the forefront of my mind. Yes, I eat healthy, work out and get regular mammograms.

Twenty-three years ago, when my baby died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome I thought my world would crash down around me.  How do you survive the death of your baby?  Somehow I did.  As the saying goes, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. And that was certainly everyone’s opinion of me -that I must […]

Let’s face it – most women are pleasers. We grew up playing with baby dolls and being “mommy.”  We are taught to be caregivers for everyone. Our parents wanted us to “dress appropriately” and “act like a lady.”  In school our grades reflected whether we got along well with others and followed instructions. In short, […]

I never imagined I would be at a point that people considered me “middle-aged.”  When I was in my 20’s and 30’s that seemed so… well….. OLD! But as the years ticked by it didn’t even occur to me that I was getting to that point.  I just kept living my life as I always […]

Alison and Barb hugging

For a person who loves to give and get hugs this social distancing due to COVID-19 has been tough.  I was talking to a friend the other day and said that when this is done I just want to invite all of my friends over and have a giant hug fest. But there’s one person […]