Looking for the Jewel

In seeing Veteran’s recently, they are very concerned over the state of our country.  After seeing a patient recently, I thought of a movie, Jewel of the Nile.  If you saw the movie, you know that the main characters initially think they are looking jewel, small and worth a great deal of money.  What they […]

How to Read People

People are so much more than that what you see in a first glance.  Unfortunately, you can see race, height, the color of someone’s eyes, and how they are dressed.  You can’t see the experience they have.  You can’t see what makes them sad or happy.  You have no idea if they struggle with loss, […]


Posted on June 27, 2018 by in Quotes

  I often I wish I had the courage to take new risks.  Most of the risks I have taken in the past have lead to happiness, not all but most.  Have the courage to be the best person that you can be, to take risks that can improve your quality of life, and to […]

Success and Happiness

Can you be successful and be happy?  That’s a great question.  Can you be unsuccessful and still be happy?  That’s an even better question.  What does success mean to you?  It really means different things to different people.  For some, success is owning their own company.  For others, success is “living free” off the grid, […]

Don’t forget the sunscreen!

It’s getting warmer and it’s almost summer.  People are getting out and enjoying the weather, seeing friends and neighbors and planning vacations.  Summer is a great time of year for enjoying family and the weather, but just like in life, there are things to be mindful of, like damage from the sun.  Life is about […]

For My Mom

Posted on May 13, 2018 by in Family

Today is Mother’s Day, and for many it is a blessing, and a curse.  I’m am lucky to have my mother still with me.  She has been strong and supportive throughout my life, and I am so thankful for all the things that she taught me.  My mom wore many hats, just like I do […]

What do social workers do?

When I became a social worker, social work had a very bad reputation.  They were the people who took kids away, or didn’t do enough and people were hurt or died.  What I have come to understand is that social work includes so many things.  Social workers have their hands in so many areas, from […]

Don’t be in a hurry!

So many times I hear people talking about being in a hurry.  I was lucky enough to spend this weekend at Disney.  I got to watch the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom and go for a walk at the Animal Kingdom this morning, and unfortunately, I was there in the rain.  Oddly enough I got […]

Change Your Life

Ever want to change your life, but didn’t know how to start.  I work with people daily around making changes in their lives to improve the quality of life, but deciding where to start is probably the hardest thing to define.  I find myself struggling at times, wanting to make changes in my life, and […]

Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Posted on April 22, 2018 by in Disney

I have been going to Disney World now for many years.  Even prior to living in Florida, I was lucky enough to visit once a year, sometimes more, and I enjoyed every visit.  My first visit was around 1978, and my family stayed at the campground.  My next visit was in 1993, and Disney Studios […]