At 1 AM, I continued to toss and turn alone in my hotel room in South San Francisco. I rolled out of bed, put some running shorts on, a shirt, and laced up my shoes. I felt my heartbeat quicken as I stepped outside the lobby door and inhaled the cool night air. With a... Continue Reading →
As my 17 year old daughter finishes her final year of high school and excitement with discussion around colleges occur, I’m confronted with a frightening statistic: One in 4 women are sexually assaulted during their college years I won't be there to protect my daughter throughout her college experience, which can be hard for a... Continue Reading →
My father built a full sized, one room Victorian style playhouse for my girls when they were little. It was heated, adorned with Victorian style lights inside and a porch light outside, and had flower-filled boxes under each window. His craftsmanship showed in the hand build windows, front door, and wood floor. It was a... Continue Reading →
Betsy noticed change as the physician’s brow dropped slightly, as she discussed the life-saving qualities of the medication she spoke to the Cardiologist about. “Something seems to be on your mind. May I ask what your thoughts are about what we just discussed?” The physician looked at the stack of patient charts on his desk,... Continue Reading →
As I sat in my immunologist's office filling out the usual form on current health status, I was feeling good about everything. I had no apparent health issues and was grateful for that. I happily marked the box totally controlled, referring to asthma. I have been diagnosed with asthma. But, in my mind I thought,... Continue Reading →
During an interview I conducted for an open sales position, I asked, “what is it that separates you from others that do the same job?” The candidate stated, “Every day is a good day.” He went on to tell me about fighting for his life with cancer and how that changed his entire perspective. I... Continue Reading →
Psychological Abuse and Control is far too common in unhealthy relationships. There are specific tactics that abusers use that are important to identify. The victim often feels helpless and hopeless. There is another side to helplessness!
As I reflected on that quote above, I recalled a situation that made a significant impact on my life. It occurred my freshmen year of high school. I was walking across a college campus parking lot with two of my friends and a few girls that we knew from high school. It was around 9... Continue Reading →