August 2017 was my wake up call. I'd been checked into the hospital with stroke level blood pressure readings and it took them a couple of days to get my blood pressure to stay low at Hypertension stage 1 levels with medication and constant monitoring. Having to start taking blood pressure medicine every day didn't... Continue Reading →
Well I'm not a Fish. But this quote makes me think of another struggle in my life. The one where I have struggled to be like the gazelles. I just have to come to terms that I’m an ox. All these women around me on the treadmill going all fast, light on their feet... they... Continue Reading →
I know a writer. Even though he's never been published, I consider him a writer. I've read somewhere, "If you write, then you are a writer." Well this guy writes. Every day almost. Before work, during work, on breaks. He keeps a small notebook with him and writes and writes. Over time, I learned he... Continue Reading →
Are we what we repeatedly do? Once you start making poor decisions, does it get easier and easier to allow ourselves to make more and more poor decisions?
I started writing this post around Christmas, when the title was much more appropriate. It's been on my mind the past three months as I struggled with sharing or not sharing. Around holidays you hear so many people searching for the perfect gift to give their loved ones and last Christmas, I heard some friends... Continue Reading →
5 years old: I stood and stared, for hours, out of the window of our New York apartment building waiting for my father to show up. It was my birthday. He never showed up. I don’t remember much about New York, but I remember looking out of that window for a long time. I remember... Continue Reading →
Recently I heard someone explaining the key to having good relationships and friendships, and they compared it to a checking account. Once you've established an account, you want to make sure the account stays in the positive and that it grows over time. Your account grows by making consistent positive deposits, and always depositing more... Continue Reading →
My mom is easy to make happy. Brunch, dinner, shopping (window shopping), a movie or a new plant will usually make her day. Every now and then we make time some of this and have a mother/daughter date. Her favorite thing to do is watch a good movie. You can count on her to go... Continue Reading →