“Dance enables you to find yourself and lose yourself at the same time.” — Unknown What would it be like to be suspended in air for a minute? Jump and stay there long enough to let go of all that we feel is holding us down? I imagine it would be amazing! All that jumping is hard on the knees,… Read More
Discovering Me! Discovering You!
In this category, In this section it's not that I think my life’s story has been so different than millions of other women out there but it may be just different enough that someone will read it and find comfort or inspiration in the “sameness” or see it as inspiration to look at your own journey and how you became the wonderful you that you are today.
Each day is a new opportunity to learn something new. It can be a new word, a new recipe, a new language. Every day in every way we are learning. Maybe we are coping with the loss of a job or a loved one, dealing with a serious illness, helping our children or something that impacts the way our lives used to be or learning how to make the most of our lives as they are in our new reality. Whether we have entered a new phase of life like college, getting a new job, retirement, parenthood, returning to school to pursue another degree, taking a dance class or swim lessons, learning to cope with illness or loss - every day in every way we can learn and embrace something new. Together we can keep learning about ourselves and others!
I have never been a fan of the idea of having a “bucket list.” It always gave me the feeling of having a “bucket” that is emptying as we cross items off the list of things we want to do, learn, or experience before we die. I want my life to be a series of never-ending adventures. I want to… Read More
Last month I had the distinct honor of attending an amazing event to celebrate the retirement of Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III who was the president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) for 30 years! I am so honored to have worked with him for at least 20 of those 30 years and very proud to call him… Read More
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments and places that take our breath away.” Unknown My husband and I recently visited Maui, Hawaii for a special getaway and I wanted to make it a rememberable trip. The beautiful scenery combined with the ocean views created the perfect incentive to have a romantic… Read More
I found this quote by Nelson Mandela and it resonated with me. I hope it does the same for you and frees you to step outside of yourself to be who you are and not worry about those around you casting you into different roles that fit their narrative when what you really want to do is to be the best… Read More
Why do we always put ourselves last or at least way down the list of things to pay attention to until we are forced to pay attention to what our feelings, our bodies or just the little voices in our heads are telling us to do? Michelle Obama said it simply and said it best. Notice I did not… Read More