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Discovering your Own Acres of Diamonds: The Secret to Unlocking Your Destiny and Happiness

I love the Christmas season. It’s the one time of the year when people are most kind, happy, festive and giving.  In the spirit of giving and sharing, I too would like to gift you something — a story that is at the core of an incredible lesson that I learned not too long ago. […]

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How I Got Here: From Tyranny to Freedom

[pullquote]“The struggle is part of the story” [/pullquote] I like observing people for nothing more than the simple pleasure of capturing humanity. My favorite place for ‘people watching’ is at Starbucks. As I stand in line, I am amazed at the sea of visible faces from another place. Most people are immigrants, and I wonder […]

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Finding your Gift

Are you living your destiny? Do you love what you do? Do you know your purpose? I believe that each one of us is born with a special gift to share with the world. Some people are more fortunate than others at finding and living in their purpose each day. As the saying goes, “when […]

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Chosen by an Angel

Every so often we are fortunate to encounter someone that touches our heart and changes our life. Dedicated to my Darling Emma! Someone once told me that we choose our parents before we are born for the purpose of our soul’s karmic needs. I laughed.  The idea of us having that much control and say, […]

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest of Them All

“Tell the mirror what she’s heard before, I don’t want to be you anymore!” Are you guilty of staring in the mirror, looking and not liking what you see? Have you ever wished to LOOK and BE something OTHER THAN YOURSELF? I have! Not once, but many times in my life. I know this isn’t […]

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Be Thankful for the Closed Doors

“If it doesn’t open, it’s not your door” —Unknown It is easy to be happy when things we desire materialize.  We feel thankful as long as doors open up for us and the streak of luck keeps coming our way, but we are rarely encouraged to find the good in the ‘Nos’ we get.  We […]

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When Shit Happens…

“The way we choose to see the world, creates the world we see” Barry Neil Kaufman Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right? You can’t help but wonder if the universe is out to get you? It feels like you’re drowning in the challenges you face. Have you heard the […]

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Two Soft Knocks

It had been one of those days at the office, you know, the kind of day that leaves you feeling lifeless, exhausted and stressed.  I had been at the office a few hours too many.  My IT staff had been there even longer than I had, trying to figure out how to get our servers […]

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What Betrayal Taught Me

Betrayal. This eight letter word conjures up scary thoughts.  Betrayal is one of the deepest pains we go through because it hits us at the core of our ability to love and trust. After my marriage ended I was grateful for the two loves of my life, my beautiful daughters. When I went into my […]

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The Effects of Unconscious Parenting: How to Promote Resilience in Our Children

I am a mom of two beautiful girls and a sister to three younger brothers and while this does not qualify me as a child expert, I feel compelled to share my view and experience. Lately, a lot is being said in the media about how we can raise more resilient, more grateful, successful and […]

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