Celebrating Heroes on Veterans Day!

November 11, 2020

What is a hero? On a day like Veterans Day, we meditate on and have gratitude for Veterans and they undoubtedly deserve our most sincere thanks for keeping us safe from harm. But let’s dig into the term hero. A hero is…what? Your first picture might be Superman or The Incredible Hulk? Maybe Spiderman? Ironman?…

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I CALL BS ON YOUR EXCUSES! Fill out the FAFSA!

October 2, 2020

Yesterday, was the first day students could complete the FAFSA. For those who are unfamiliar, FAFSA is short for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Filling out this form provides a student access to Federal funds from the US Department of Education, for higher education. It requires students to provide their families personal financial…

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The Problem with Cinnamon

September 19, 2020

I have a problem. Often my husband comes home from a long night shift at work and eats his breakfast. His breakfast usually consists of cereal, upon which he sprinkles cinnamon. What’s the problem with that, you may ask? Well, it turns out that when you sprinkle real cinnamon on cereal it leaves a residue…

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One quiet afternoon…

July 28, 2020

My husband is upstairs asleep, and the living room is nearly silent as I type up some work on my laptop from the comfort of my gray overstuffed couch, with my stocking feet up on the dark stained wood coffee table standing in front of me. My two black and white tabby cats snore loudly…

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I’m in a Dilly of a Pickle

July 28, 2020

Mike Pickles is a Canadian podcaster who seeks “to educate, inspire and empower you to become your absolute best.” That first word, “educate”, resonated with me, so when Mike asked if I would come on his podcast, The Daily Dill, it was a no brainer! Come listen to our conversation about education, college and the…

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Amazing!

July 28, 2020

One word best describes my amazing friend Ricardo Luis Canez. While he is, indeed, amazing that isn’t the word. It is music. As any truly musicophile might, Ricardo has an encyclopedic knowledge of bands, songs and instruments. He doesn’t just love music, he loves music. From Jimi Hendrix to Prince to Beyoncé, Mexican and Latin…

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A word about shaming ourselves…

September 3, 2018

There’s a good chance that by now any High school graduate / college aged woman (or man for that matter) has encountered quite a few messages about their body. These messages come from many sources: family, friends/ acquaintances, advertisements and other media. Some messages will be positive: “You look healthy”, “I love your smile”, “These…

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Are you going to college for the wrong reason?

August 15, 2018

ROI. ROI is a nice account/business short hand for “Return on Investment”. Business people always want to assess the ROI on a business venture. A high ROI means that you will receive back whatever you have invested into the business, plus some extra. Obviously a high ROI is desirable and people who are looking for…

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