Rebel by Nature: And Probably Nurture

This is a story I wrote for a contest I participated in. It is the beginning of a memoir, about moving from a suburb of Indianapolis to a rural, farm community; Tipton, Indiana. Read on to learn more about how a tragedy in the community shaped who I am today

Thankfulness: Thanksgiving, Tradition Changes and COVID

I’ve got to admit, Thanksgiving used to be my least favorite holiday. Here are some things I’m not really a fan of: Turkey waiting to eat As a child, pitch-ins, or food I didn’t know what it was made of. I was (and am, if I’m being honest) a picky eater. If food was broughtContinue reading “Thankfulness: Thanksgiving, Tradition Changes and COVID”

Mental Health: Everyone Makes Mistakes, Anxiety and ADHD

Remember the song from Sesame Street? (you may want to ask a parent if you are under 40) “Everyone makes mistakes oh yes, they do….. Your sister and your brother and your dad and mother too… big people small people matter of fact, ALL People…” well, you get the idea. We all have a tendencyContinue reading “Mental Health: Everyone Makes Mistakes, Anxiety and ADHD”

Leadership: Using Empathy ‘I Hear You Saying You Are Frustrated’

So anyone who lives in the US (or really, in the world) knows that there has been a recent election in the US. It was, or is, a very tight race, with lots of people voting for the candidates whom they feel best represent their interests, their level of comfort, and numerous other reasons thatContinue reading “Leadership: Using Empathy ‘I Hear You Saying You Are Frustrated’”