• ‘WHY’ …THE NEW CURSE WORD?!

    “When did ‘Why’ become the new F-word?” This question has been plaguing me for a few days… weeks… let’s be honest… it has bothered me for years! Even as a child, ‘Why’ was one of my favorite words, closely followed by ‘How’. But somewhere along the way, as I grew older, I started noticing that asking ‘Why’ was, in fact, regarded as a curse word. No longer was it seen as the terminology of a growing and inquisitive mind. To the contrary, it stood out as an undesirable form of rebellion. Thus, it had become the new ‘F’.

  • There Will Be A Bounce

    In life you are going to fall down. And by using the word ‘fall,’ I don’t mean a little stumble where you lose your balance for a millisecond. What I am referring to are the types of falls where your ego, emotions, finances, relationships and business drop so hard and so low that you taste the dirt. These are the type of failures and self-inflicted mistakes that make you rethink your whole existence while making you question if you are ever on the right path.

  • Alternative Universes, Gladiators & Human Development

    A good friend of mine reminded me of the movie The Matrix and the way in which we sometimes feel as if we are living in an alternative reality. Later seeing my daughter watching an episode of Agents of Shield on Netflix, where there was an alternative reality, kept the thought bouncing around in my brain a little longer than most passing thoughts. [By the way, isn’t it interesting how the universe does that…the way words and images are able to collide on you to drive home a point? Especially when you are being a bit of a daft pumpkin and not catching its subtler messages?!] After spending a few…

  • Conception and Pregnancy of writing….Sometimes you have to have a love affair with your own writing

    its about to get real in the writing process; blogging may be breathing but writing gives me purpose. Book In Progress Excerpt.......(Unedited) "Cage knew her journey very well, she knew all of the ways that she had sabotaged her life. Facing her past was never an easy task, though she tried to make it appear that she was okay, deep down she faced internal battles that sometimes left her physically weak. She kept a lot of her thoughts to herself under the mask of a gentle smile and sarcastic humor fearing additional rejection or judgment. Sometimes she would pretend to the point that she would fool herself into forgetting that…

  • Broken Words in a Parking Lot

    This weekend while standing outside of the supermarket, I observed a woman (who I assumed was the mother) speaking to another lady, in the presence of a young teenage girl. As the parking lot was full of people and cars (typical Saturday scene), I am not quite sure what caught my attention first. It could have been the words and sounds coming from the mother or the desperate cry for help screaming to me from the daughter’s eyes. The mother was taking her dear time, I mean she was putting real effort into it; to explain to the next lady how “useless” her daughter was…. and how she would not amount to…

  • Angels must be programming my reality show

    Sometimes the Universe must enjoy looking into my life. I mean there must be moments when angels get together for my reality show. But with my show the viewer get to actually have a say in how the plot unfolds. I must make some real good TV, there is enough drama, suspense, comedy, outrageous characters with a splash of sass to keep even me tuned in. So this week’s show (or this week in my life) I have been trying to dig deeper within myself to find my purpose. Satisfaction with life cannot simply be a good career. I refuse to believe that the only reason that I am on…

  • Lets talk about SEX : A letter to my daughters

    Anyone who knows me, knows that I like to observe people, ask questions, and talk to different types of people. I learn a lot and I am also highly entertained by thoughts of others; even when we will never agree. A recent discussion with “younger” coworkers, and then later with some of my friends and acquaintances (spanning a large age gap) have led me to fully open my eyes to how early in life this generation is becoming sexual. It feels to me that our babies are leaving the cribs and crawling directly to the strip clubs. I understand and appreciate, need I add that I too have enjoyed sex…

  • You Rock

    Why is it so hard to say good job, I am proud of you, you inspire me, keep up the good work or shouting “you rock”? It appears that the human mind has given up on it’s ability to encourage others and show genuine empathy. The simple joy of encouraging one another and helping the next person appears to be lost. Yes you will hear the few “congrats” but that normally comes with a fake smile and sly remarks behind the person’s back (sometimes to their face) Can’t we take a true moment to actually empathize with another human being and acknowledge the hard work, mental, physical and many times…