Teen Workshop

I was invited to speak and facilitate a workshop with teen girls at the Bridge Intensive Prevention Services in Philadelphia. My topic was defining love and beauty. I incorporated poems from my book, “A Maze In Love” and shared my journey in discovering the value of self love and acceptance; this encouraged the young ladies […]

Amazing Things Jar- saving up for an emotional rainy day

Although every day may not be your most happiest, fulfilling or amazing day, we hve small, large and in between amazing milestones happen in our lives that deserve to not only be celebrated but also deposited into our “Amazing Things” jar.

Relax Relate Breathe

“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths”  Etty Hillesum I just celebrated another revolution around the sun and am ever so grateful. I am energetic, optimistic and the number of times I’ve revolved around the sun does not show on my face! I practice […]

Smile

“You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile” ~Charlie Chaplin It has been scientifically proven that smiling releases endorphins that boost our moods. The bigger the smile, either from turning up the corners of our mouths to flashing our teeth, determines the level of those feel good hormones that are shot out […]

Avoiding Valentine’s Day Anxiety

Valentine’s Day historically has been a day that couples use to express their affection for one another. But where does that leave the happily content singles, the hopeless romantics patiently awaiting the arrival of Mr. or Mrs. Right or the puppy love hungry teens who have been subliminally taught that if no one is woo’ing you, you should stay home and boo hoo hoo (as movies may suggest)?

Release and Receive

“When we clear the physical clutter from our lives, we literally make way for inspiration and ‘good orderly direction’ to enter” ~ Julia Cameron I have hoarding tendencies. I like to see a little clutter of jewelry, coins and receipts on my dresser; no sooner than i put my shoes in their prospective places, they’re […]