Looking to the Cross

I have come to the conclusion, have learned and am learning that there is nothing I can do outside of God. I just can’t. I have no strength. I have no peace. I have no ability. Outside of God I have nothing. But God says to me “Channel, I am your strength. I bring you…

Becoming a Woman (or Man) With A Plan

Maybe it’s my type A personality that insists on the demands of being a woman with a plan. Perhaps it’s alluded to being a single mother and needing to ensure stability and security in my life and the lives of my children. Just maybe it is because I need vision, because without vision, without a…

 The Elegance of Simplicity

It was a beautiful Summer morning in the outskirts of Boston. I threw on my specialty boutique soft pink sweetheart brunch dress and headed to one what would become one of the simplest yet most elegant and enjoyable memories of 2017. The winery. It would become such a novelty; a prized treasure among my list…

Sharing Your Goals, Protecting Your Dreams

It’s the start of a new year, the start of new possibilities, new encounters, new hopes, journeys and goals. 2018; I am sure this will be a year of new triumphs for many of us. Of course we will also encounter trials, as trials are a part of our human existence and steppingstones in our…

Every Day Matters

Today I thought about yesterday only I couldn’t remember yesterday, at least not detail for detail. Today I thought about last week, only last week seems like just yesterday and spontaneity of life often feels too far and few inbetween. Today I thought about last month, last year, the last decade, how many broken moments,…

The Art of Discipline and Education

In order to truly master any discipline in life one must remain focused, dedicated and determined. In order to advance in the professional, corporate, public or private sector one must stand out and have the skills that sets you apart from the vast majority of others. In a world full of endless possibilities and opportunities…

Tips on Successfully Closing Out The Year

As we embark on a new season and a new year filled of marvelous possibility and change I wanted to share a few tips on sucessfully closing out the current year that you can implement this very week as we are transitioning into the new year or as a jump start in the coming year.…

Life Lesson Reminders

It was a cool crisp night in the beginning of November. Kids were bundled in fall gear and the season of pumpkin flavored everything was in full swing. I had just parked my vehicle at the local highschool in a nearby town. Though it was a Tuesday night and practically pitch dark outside the highschool…

Our Home Does Not Celebrate Halloween

Halloween, the eve of all hallows, the night before All Saints Day, the most dreaded holiday for myself and many fellow Catholics and Christians alike. Halloween, it wasn’t always such a dreaded “holiday” for myself. As a child I remember going trick or treating with my extended family in the neighborhoods of Boston. I remember…

Y.O.L.O.

Y.O.L.O., the newfound and not so newfound term coined by mainstream society may be one of the most misleading and dangerous terms of our times, most esspecially with our younger generations. Y.O.L.O., better known as ” you only live once” seems to be a term developed and driven by the elitist in our pop culture…