The Sounds of Summer Nights

I went for a car ride tonight by myself and remembered how glorious the sounds of summer nights can truly be. I rarely allow myself to soak in that concert of nature because I always have both the radio and the air conditioning blasting while driving. I’m also usually buried somewhere in my head aboutContinue reading “The Sounds of Summer Nights”

What are you Chasing?

I read recently that the human drive, one of the characteristics that separates us from all other living things, is constantly chasing something. It’s one of the reasons we’ve survived this long. We, by instinct, are always looking for the next way to make our lives better, that’s the basis of how we innovate forward.Continue reading “What are you Chasing?”

In Silence, We are Complicit

There have been so many upsetting incidents hitting the news feed over the last few weeks. From women being killed by their intimate partners in multiple incidents across the country to native American war veterans being mocked by “Catholics”. It all leaves me feeling completely helpless, yet searching for ways to do more. I can’tContinue reading “In Silence, We are Complicit”

Bridging the Political Gap

Peace in not the absence of conflict. It is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means.    -Ronald Reagan Many social events I attended during this past fall season were attended by friends and family from both sides of the political fence. I know many people who share my ideologies and I know manyContinue reading “Bridging the Political Gap”

Stirring Up Some Controversy

This week I posted a New York Times article to my facebook page which celebrated the fact that Manafort and Cohen were being held accountable for their actions and that we were getting closer to proving that Trump is no different from them. Subsequently, 46 comments showed up to either support or disagree with theContinue reading “Stirring Up Some Controversy”

Unanswered Prayers

I sat down to write a piece about how I have spent a lifetime feeling unsafe. It’s taken two years to strip away all the layers of the anxiety I have felt my entire existence. I am doing the work it takes to dig into my psyche and my soul, challenge thought patterns of theContinue reading “Unanswered Prayers”

Dad and a Difference of Opinion

Warning, this may be a surprising read for some. It is not meant to be offensive.  It is simply my truth. I was raised Catholic, attending an all-girl Catholic school in my youth for 13 years. I prayed every night for the first 18 years of my life. I believed in God wholeheartedly. When IContinue reading “Dad and a Difference of Opinion”

I Would Ask the Teachers

To my friends and family who are (or were) teachers: I need your assistance. But first, I will give a bit of background for context. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature with a minor in Education. I sometimes view myself as a “sell-out” who chose the corporate ladder over teaching America’s future. ButContinue reading “I Would Ask the Teachers”

People Make Mistakes

“Making mistakes is better than faking perfection.” -Unknown As someone who has spent her entire life trying to meet unrealistic expectations, I have overthought, over analyzed and become more than paralyzed over trying to be perfect. It’s crippling often times.  But the truth is, no matter how many times you go over something, when theContinue reading “People Make Mistakes”

Thoughtful Leadership

“You know, great powers don’t get angry, great powers don’t make decisions hastily in a crisis.” -John R Allen During my career, I have been lucky enough to lead teams and truly make a difference in individual’s lives. And as with any such opportunity, there have been critiques. I have sometimes been criticized for takingContinue reading “Thoughtful Leadership”