Craigslist Couch Fail

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day.It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest.The choice to let our true selves be seen."...more

Conquering Gros Piton - Overcoming Tears and Fears

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” (Ed Viesturs)We had reached the top of Gros Piton.  Despite my aching muscles and throbbing knees it was only my sheer determination that willed me to the top of that rocky mass.  Exhausted but exhilarated, I perched myself on the top rocks.  I didn't have the energy to climb down to the outlook that offered a breathtaking view of the ocean....more

It’s Sharing Time!!

“Saw a little girl touch a big bug and shout, "I conquered my fear! YES!" and calmly walk away. I was inspired.”  -- Nathan FillionWhat fear are you willing to conquer? ...more

Necessary Mental Downtime

What constitutes a vacation?...more

Dark, Damp, and Scary

Dark, damp, searching for just….. the right spot, ah found it. This is me crawling through a cave with claustrophobia (photo from Fearful of not being able to get through a tight spot known as pancake. Telling myself I can get through this; that the claustrophobia is only in my mind and I will not get stuck. Positive self-talk is as powerful as negative self-talk....more

A Game I Call “Grief Chicken”

I was recently analyzing why I feel the need to torture myself from time to time and visit something that reminds me of one of my loved ones who have passed....more
I just posted today in this site about the music I listen to that reminds me of my late husband. ...more

Come on Let's Celebrate

I still remember...the pre-dusk picnic with all our favorite foods. I would explore with friends the nearby woods and anticipate what would happen after darkness descended. The warmth of the day continued into the night. Then the blankets would come out, we'd sit on the ground and the show would begin. It's Independence Day and the nation celebrates. The oohs and aahs became the words of the evening as the night lit up with the lights of fireworks....more

To Infinity and Beyond!

I love Toy Story and Buzz Lightyear’s reference to his adventures. It inspires me. I remember my adventure on a trip to Europe to celebrate our 5th year wedding anniversary. I always have a good time on my travels because I love to travel. Without a doubt, it is my passion....more


Wow!! I finally built up enough courage to take a Leap Of Faith. After 5 ½ years I finally quit my job that was making me miserable. I never knew that I had this type of courage and faith. I gave my ex-employer a month notice about my resignation. Being a person that has let fear and anxiety take control of my life I was so surprised that I was extremely calm and at peace with this decision. I decided to leave my job without a safety net. During the last month of working I was actually offered, accepted, and started to work a second job....more

31 Days, 32 Revelations: Chin Up, Dear!

Image Courtesy of Janine Truitt and Gap, Inc.Series Introduction...more