Crave the Day: Have Goals? Get Uncomfortable!

I hope my experiences will encourage you to never give up on yourself. If you’re looking for a virtual hiking companion– a chit chat on craving the day–then join me. Let’s talk your ideas of success. I’ll be sharing my experiences with you, and I invite you to join in with your own tips for success. Happy, safe traveling, and remember…the joy truly is in the journey! … More Crave the Day: Have Goals? Get Uncomfortable!

Crave the Day: Where are you Traveling?

During my career, mentoring and helping others reach their goals was a part of my responsibility. Upon my retirement, I began interacting with many people who felt their ambitions were not tangible–goals such as earning a college degree and landing a dream job. Additionally, I was surprised at the notion of failure that prevented these individuals from even trying and so this series is dedicated to travelers who lack a travel guide. … More Crave the Day: Where are you Traveling?

52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 17, Motherhood and “Out of the Mouths of Babes”

What cute things have your children uttered? I hope you take a moment to share and reflect on the gift of motherhood with me. For everyone, have a wonderful Mother’s Day! If you are currently a deployed mama, get home soon to your kiddos, and wishing you a bundle of hugs upon your arrival. If you have recently returned….welcome home! … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 17, Motherhood and “Out of the Mouths of Babes”

Teen Suicide- What Friends and Outside Influences Can Do to Help Prevent this Tragedy

Originally posted on Ipuna Black:
Globally, over 800,000 people die each year of suicide, and there are MANY more who attempt suicide [World Health Organization (WHO), 2012]. Teen suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death among teens/young adults ages 15-29 years old (WHO, 2012). Additional Teen Suicide Statistics for the U.S. There is an…

52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 14, Easter Blessings and Mowing Lawns

I love Easter weekend, the sense of rebirth, the opening of one’s heart, and our greatest blessing… And yet, I believe my Easter weekends might be very different was it not for my neighbor Ms. S. For it was her gentle invitations to church that began our families journey towards Christ. First, I should return to … More 52 Weeks of Thankfulness: Week 14, Easter Blessings and Mowing Lawns