Sorry… Not Sorry

Photo by Pixabay from Pexels "Let us endeavor so to live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry."Mark Twain I had the pleasure of attending the Women's International Beer Summit last weekend. It was wonderful because it featured amazing women from different parts of the world who worked in different sectors of [...]

Celebrating Life

"When a woman is giving birth, she has sorrow because her hour has come, but when she has delivered the baby, she no longer remembers the anguish, for joy that a human being has been born into the world."John 16:21 English Standard Version Today is my third child's , Naomi, first birthday. We are so [...]

Social Distancing

Photo by Markus Spiske from Pexels There's nothing I value more than the closeness of friends and family, a smile as I pass someone on the street.Willie Stargell Despite the recent mandates to stay home, my personal life hasn't change drastically. This may come as a surprise because I try do a lot of activities. Nevertheless, most days [...]

Disney Princesses

Photo by Raychan on Unsplash "They can't order me to stop dreaming."Cinderella It's been about 2-3 weeks since I've posted. It's ironic because I have done a few exciting things since my last post. I've appeared on my first podcast and assisted in brewing beer at a brewery. There have also been a lot of [...]


Photo by on Unsplash Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.William Arthur Ward I can't believe that February is almost over. It seems that as I get older, the days, months, and years get [...]

Dating is Life

Photo by Matt Mariannelli on Unsplash Dating should be less about matching outward circumstances than meeting your inner necessity.     Mark Amend Every year the public psychiatry fellowship holds breakfasts for the alumni and current fellows. The winter breakfast revolves around alumni discussing their current employment and why they choose that particular opportunity versus others. Fellows are typically interested in [...]

Processing Loss

Photo by Fernando Jorge on Unsplash “When I die, I’m going to come back as one of these. Or I chose the wrong tattoo.”Gramma Tala Kobe Bryant passing away felt like an old friend had died. Although we never met, I felt like I grew up with him. Yesterday, a youth minister from my childhood congregation passed away. [...]


Photo by Stephen Hocking on Unsplash "If you do your best each and every day, good things are sure to come your way."-"When We're Human," Tiana Once again... I cried like a baby to a Disney princess movie. I wonder if I'll get through any of them with dry eyes. Today's tear jerker was " The Princess and The [...]