CARDINALS AND SPARROWS

One morning savoring my coffee on the back patio, enjoying the coolness of the hour, and respite from the impending hustle and bustle of activities, I heard a variety of songs coming from many birds announcing the breaking of the …

DIAPHRAGM SPASM

Back in elementary school  I vividly remember one beautiful Spring afternoon playing softball with my P.E. class in sixth grade.  I don’t remember the score, if I made any plays, or got on base.  Etched in my mind is the …

LOOK AGAIN

In the year of 1998 after my third son Levi was born, I now had the joy of diapering all three.  I use that word joy loosely.  Jared was two and a half years old and nearing the potty training …

STUCK IN THE BUT

Destinies are created by something powerful and yet accessible to everyone.  What comes forth from our mouths determines the trajectory of our lives, whether it is in alignment with our wishes or not.  Words must be thought out and purposeful.  …

OBVIOUS SIGNS

Before checking out of my hotel, I decided I really needed a good workout at the gym.  I had just been through a rigorous seminar weekend and was gloriously drained and inspired concomitantly.  Walking outside by the pool on my

UNCOMMON CONFIDENCE

“With confidence, you have won before you ever started”…Marcus Garvey.  As one who struggled with insecurities stemming from an erosion of self-worth, I might have been tempted to take a stab at learning the art of confidence from the 38,757 …

TAKEN AWAY

Twenty three years ago, I held the promise of a new life inside of me.  Close family members and friends shared the anticipated joy.  After having experienced a birth with an unexpected diagnosis of Down Syndrome for my firstborn son, …

FIGHTING WORDS

What if I told you I held the key words to success in battle?  If you are competitive like me or just curious, you should read on.  Perhaps you are acquainted with slogans as such-“fight like a girl”, “fight to …

QUALIFIED AND EQUIPPED

Please do not refer to me as an expert. Merriam Webster defines expert as one with a special skill or knowledge representing mastery of a particular subject. Some of you are experts in your field, and I applaud you for …