When Getting an Ace isn’t Great

I had the great privilege of working recently with a changemaker who supports children through their healing from trauma. It was during our work together that I learned about the ACE Score. ACE stands for adverse childhood experiences and is a series of questions that when one answers “yes,” they score a “1.” The higher […]

A Woman on a Mission

By the time you read this, I’ll have been in Jamaica for four days to support Creators of Hope in their mission to rebuild families, one home at a time. You might be thinking, “Nice. A perfectly timed trip to the Caribbean as winter hits the northeast.” And you wouldn’t be wrong…if I were staying […]

Are You Late for Your Life?

The other morning as I prepared for the day, I listened to my Mary Chapin Carpenter playlist. The song  “Late for Your Life” came on. My hand froze in mid-air, one eye made up and the other not, hooked on the song’s chorus. Call it chance baby, call it fate / Either one is cause to […]

Are you leveraging the power of the solstice?

As I publish this blog post, it’s the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night in the northern hemisphere. This year’s solstice is extra special as it also coincides with December’s full moon and a meteor shower. A coinciding full moon and winter solstice is rare and won’t occur again until 2029. If you’re […]

What kind of energy do you bring?

December brings lights, candles, traditions, celebration, excitement, and connection. I really begin to feel the holidays come alive when I attend Calvert Hall College High School’s annual Christmas Concert. This was my seventh year, and third since my oldest son graduated. Twice a year I return to the school: at Christmas and for the spring […]