Friday, August 1, 2014

Wellness Woman 40 & Beyond latest issue.

Here is the latest issue of Wellness Woman 40 & Beyond. I just love this magazine. So thrilled to be part of something so beautiful.

If you are looking for a little inspiration please check it out. Its just beautiful.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Exciting news!!

I found out I'm going to be in 2 upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul books.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dog Did What? This book will be released on 8-19-14


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reboot Your Life. This book will be released on 9-16-14

Watch for them. :)

These books make me laugh, they make me cry. They are just filled with love and light.

Check out their site below to get more information on these books and all the books they currently have released.

I'm so so blessed to be part of the Chicken Soup family.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Link to God, Where Were You When?

I had a great time today on the radio show God, Where Were You When? 

Check out the link below to learn more about my book Pieces of Me and to listen to the program.

Thank you Sherrie for having me on today. I was wonderful chatting with you!

Saturday, February 8, 2014

God, Where Were You When?

I am excited to share I'll be doing an interview Wednesday Feb. 12th on the radio program God, Where Were You When?

We will be talking about following your dreams and working your way through a tough situation. Life can be difficult, sometimes it can feel almost impossible. I want you to know you are not alone in that feeling. We all have struggles and wonder if we will ever get to the other side.

Please join us as we talk about my journey to becoming a Recovering Dysfunctional!

Dysfunctional is a word used to describe a state of mind, or even a lifestyle, of an individual, a family, or entity. It can lead to chaos, frustration, and failure.

     What leads to dysfunction? How can we become functional?

     Listen live Wednesday morning, February 12, at 9 a.m. EST by clicking onto

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond Magazine

I'm so excited to be part of the Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond magazine. Its format and style are just simply beautiful. The messages within the magazine shine as much as the layout.

Feeling so blessed to be a contributor to such a wonderful magazine! Check out my article on page 13.

Wellness Woman 40 and Beyond,Different Backgrounds...Same Journey"

Happy New Year readers ! This year I toast to new beginnings and following your dreams!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game

I talk often about following your dreams. I want to encourage people to follow their dreams because I know how it feels when a dream comes true. For me, I would dream of be a published writer. I wanted to walk in a store and see by book on the bookshelf. I wanted to pull it out, flip through the pages and say "I did it."

It was one of those things I always wanted to do. But never really thought I could. Who am I? Why would someone read my stories? I must be delusional.

Funny thing, when my first story was accepted by Chicken Soup in 2011 my first that was "Got lucky." It couldn't be anything other than luck. When my second story was accepted I thought "They must not have had many submissions."

This is now my 5th story accepted and published by Chicken Soup. I might have to actually start believing this dream of mine is no longer a dream. It's my reality. And it feels fantastic!

If you have a dream. Something in the back of your mind you've been thinking about for years. Go for it. Each day do something to work toward that goal or dream. Get equipped.

My dad has a favorite saying: Luck favors the prepared mind. Prepare for that dream of yours!

Try, just try and see what happens.

What is your dream? What can you do today to help that dream become your reality?

Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Dating Game will be in stores (on Amazon) for purchase December 17th.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

My Heaven

I walked into my mom’s little apartment and scanned the room. It looked exactly the same as it had 12 years ago. I looked over to the kitchen table. I stood, stunned, silent. My mom was sitting at the table talking with my son, who was eating something covered with ketchup. I walked over to my son who was laughing and talking now to me, about who knows what. Something ketchup related I think. I don’t really recall. I was so caught up in just looking at him. I kept staring at his little face.

“I remember! I remember! How do I remember him so clearly looking 4 years old?”

I knew I was in a dream. I knew my son was now 23 years old. Yet his face, his smile, it was exactly the same as when he was 4. I cleaned up his small hands as my mom walked to the kitchen. Her back was to me. I was scared to talk. I was scared if I spoke she would disappear. I waited to see if she would say anything. She didn’t. Still knowing I was in a dream. Still knowing my mom died 12 years ago I walked over to her. I just stood there. Her back still to me.

I thought, what am I doing here if she isn’t going to talk to me?

I turned, walked back, and sat in the kitchen chair.I looked at her still waiting for her words of wisdom.

She said nothing.

Finally, I screamed out, Mom I just miss you so much!

Without turning around I heard a voice. It wasn’t her. It was a man. He said, “She is in the room with you right now.”

I woke up to the sound of my own voice. “She is in the room with me right now?”

I looked around the dark room. I deeply wanted to go back to my dream. Be there for just another minute. Hear her voice. Just see her even if she didn’t talk. But in that moment a sense of peace came over me.

I started to wonder, was that her heaven? Her little grandson at 4 years old laughing covered in ketchup. Just hanging with grandma in her small apartment? Did I just walk into my moms heaven? Or maybe, just maybe, I just walked into mine.

I remember the first time I wasn’t sad after my mom passed. I remember thinking “Hey, I had a good day today.” Then some days strung together. A good week. I know I still miss her and I know some days are worse than others. As the seasons change and it becomes “holiday season” I know I can enjoy the holiday but I also know it’s different now. These are the times I miss her most. I know there are others out there like me, missing someone they love this holiday season. Or maybe it’s just a bad day. I want you to know, you’re not alone.

We might not see them. But they are in our hearts. They are in our thoughts and memories. They are with us.