Category Archives: Blog

Dose of Friendship

Although much of my physical and emotional recovery from my accident in 2009, I had to do myself, I quickly learned that you need a clan or a pack of people that support you. No single person can be there for you all the time, nor can they know the perfect thing to say or…
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Help Me Choose When All Balls Drop Cover

My inspiration memoir, When All Balls Drop, will be coming out later this year. It will touch on the many lessons I learned from a traumatic accident in 2009. Through my recovery, I relied on many people (aka my clan) to help me through my physical, emotional, and mental turmoil. Just like then, I would…
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Celebrate International Women’s Day

Did you know it was International Women's Day? Now, don't go and second guess my post by checking out the bearer of all truth, Google. It's true. Today is a celebration to honor you, your sisters, mother, female peers, and all women around the world. You're asking yourself, "Why didn't I get the memo?" Well,…
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Recreating My Cheese

In 2009, I had my cheese knocked out of me, not just moved. I suffered a traumatic accident that not only put my health on hold but also my career. After recovering nearly nine months later, my job no longer existed. The company decided to cut the fat and live off of residual income, no…
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Look Up Day and Pictures

Celebrated every 27th of the month, I created Look Up Day in 2010 to remind us all of a powerful lesson I learned from a life-changing accident nearly five years ago. In order to honor this heightened perspective and knowledge, I share Look Up Day with you. It is a day to be aware of…
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I’m allergic to

One of the most common questions I get at the doctor's office or local pharmacy is, "Are you allergic to anything?" My typical answer is, "No, I'm not allergic to anything." Having spent most of 2009 and 2010 in and out of ICU, hospitals, and doctor offices because of an accident and a lengthy recovery,…
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You Only Live Once – Carpe Diem

Are you getting your YOLO dose of dessert first, nightcaps, sunshine, bubble baths, adrenaline, and bacon? If you haven’t heard the original quote from Mark Twain, let me repeat. “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you DIDN’T than the ones you did.” What are you waiting for? Although…
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A Text for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is a mixed bag. It all depends on which side of the fence you are on: with a Valentine or without. Don’t get me wrong I love a good spoiling on Valentine’s Day. I’ve been showered with multiple bouquets of roses, taken out to dinner, whisked away for getaways, and who knows this…
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Inspired to Walkabout

Don’t be fooled by the title, I’m not an aborigine. However, just like those Down Under, my walkabout was a rite of passage. In my early-thirties, I suffered a near death accident, had a painful divorce, and lost my job. I found myself at a life-change, needing to clear my head and a change of…
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Combo Adventure Travel in Kauai – Secret Falls

Whether it's your first time in Kauai or you're kama'aina (Hawaii resident), Secret Falls (Uluwehi Falls) is a perfect combo of kayaking and hiking.  I stress that it is a combo as to access the Secret Falls trailhead because you must arrive by water. Most choose to kayak, but for those adventurers looking for a real…
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