The pandemic is taking its toll. I’m getting exhausted trying to get to know you from behind a computer screen, nice to meet you.

I want to get to know you — those who I am working with and for. I want to be in a shared space to look into your eyes and hear your answers to my thousands of questions.

I am intrigued and curious, but more than that, I want to…

Discovering how to let the steam out before the pressure cooker explodes

Nicole Hilbig writes 7 Unusual Ways to Overcome Writer’s Block. Her piece inspired this one.

Nicole shares about psychologist and publicist Jürgen vom Scheidt experience observing how his participants in Writer’s Block almost broke mentally and physically — and in-turn how to overcome this state.

One point highlights no excessive…

A chance encounter with a stranger reminds me of the impact

Brenda Henning writes, Why Letter Writing Could Save Your Life. She writes about people behind “invisible walls” apart from staff or caretakers who are paid “to be there”.

She shares “[s]ome people needing a little extra encouragement because of their circumstances” and offers several resources if you are interested in…

“In defense of parenthood: children are associated with more joy than misery”

This research article headline caught my attention, in particular after reading Sara Burdick’s heartfelt piece The Truth About Not Wanting To Have Children, That No One Talks About.

The research found that, on average, parents feel better than non-parents each day and derive more pleasure from parenting than from other…

November Six Word Photo Story Challenge: “3”

Standing tall and showing their vulnerability.

Thousands of trees are struck by lightning each day. In a forest filled with trees struck by lightning, the three captured in this photo remain unscathed.

“Lightning is one of nature’s most powerful forces…Since trees are often the tallest objects in the landscape, they are vulnerable to being struck by…

Are you, like me, one who cannot get enough of the predictable plots? We’re not alone and this is why.

I’m not ashamed to say that I watch a lot of Hallmark Christmas Movies. The predictable plot is a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

With a cup of peppermint hot chocolate, a cozy blanket and a seat by the fireplace, it’s a perfect place to…


Inspired by family; passionate about community. Doing what I can to make someone else's day a little brighter.

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