Compassion Bulldog

All the Feels

Does anybody else get all the feels from television shows, movies and books? Sometimes I think that makes me crazy.  I mean, we are supposed to experience life and get all the feels from the experience right?! But then again, maybe that means that the television show/movie/book is simply written/done very well and that is […]

The bulldog comes out…

There are many times that my ‘bulldog’ side comes out and sometimes stronger than others…but there is nothing that makes my bulldog side more angry than people that put my children in harms way.  Mama bear kicks in and this bulldog will bite! Today while waiting in the line of traffic to drop my children […]


I recently heard the following line in a show: “Adulthood is where dreams go to die!” Wow.  That statement really hit me hard and made me think. I mean, we all have had our days that adulting is hard, right? Any of these sound or look familiar???  Hello…Mondays right?! But to go as far as […]


I want to write a book! There I ‘said it out-loud’ here on my blog for all to see.  :-O I have fallen more and more in love with reading and the power of words and my heart is yearning to some day become an author and a speaker.  I already speak on occasion and […]

Unseen Battles

We each have things in life that make our hearts smile and shine bright.  For me that involves a number of things including family, photography, travel, reading, creating art, writing and making a difference in the lives of others. We also each have moments where our hearts don’t shine as bright.  For everyone this is different […]

Memorial Day through a different lens

Monday is Memorial Day, which, for many, is associated with a day off work, food, family and fun. I, too, enjoy kicking off the summer with a good Memorial Day celebration; however, Memorial Day is more than that… a lot more. Memorial Day is the time for Americans to reconnect with their history and core […]

This roller coaster life…

Photo credit: Days like yesterday remind me just what a roller coaster life can be. We have all heard it before…all about life’s highs and lows, ups and downs, ebbs and flows.  We have all experienced it in different capacities. Yesterday that roller coaster ride just seemed a bit more apparent to me.  Even the anticipation […]

New Year’s Challenge… Photo Credit: I challenge us all to make a new year resolution to be kind to our fellow beings.  In other words, take the time out of your life to focus on those around you. I fully believe that we need to care for ourselves before we can care for others.  The airplane […]

That thing you have been avoiding…do it!

The majority of people have something they are avoiding or are procrastinating doing.  I am no exception.  I promised to use this blog to help others learn from my life experiences…so here we go. I am not proud to admit this to you all because by trade I am a wellness professional and make a living helping […]

Strive to be a better person…

We can all do better…period.  There is always room for improvement. I would encourage us all to be better people.  How you ask?  Here are a few examples for you: – Pick up after yourself. Don’t litter.  If you make a mess, clean it up. Make things look better or at the very least the […]