New Year; New Coast

At the end of each year, I like to reflect back on the memorable and occasionally, not-so-memorable moments and say a quiet prayer of thanks. This year, like many others before it, was a combination of heartache and joy. Professionally, this year was a whirlwind of...

Be Thankful.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and that means that there are millions of Americans planning and shopping for their annual holiday dinner. But though the food is part of the event, the holiday is also about saying ‘thanks’ and for (hopefully)...

Sweet Sixteen!

Rebecca and I were in Seattle on Tuesday, October 1st. It was a full day! We had our first photoshoot for our Seattle team and afterward, went out for drinks and then dinner. It wasn’t until AFTER dinner that I realized that I had neglected to recognize Guardian...

Up Up and Away

There’s nothing like going on vacation for 10 days to get a gal organized! Especially when it’s a trip, my first ever, to Ireland. Whenever I go on vacation, as I scurry to and fro, I wonder “Is this even worth all the running around?” And...

A sad end to a storied hospital.

I’m going to bet Samuel Hahnemann, the founding physician of the Homeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania, never envisioned his hospital closing. It’s been 171 years since opening its doors and in just a few weeks, it will close its doors forever. A...

Failing at fostering

Recently I had the opportunity to foster two eight-week-old orange kittens from a cat shelter where I volunteer. It was ‘kitten season’ and the shelter building was filled with tiny meows. During an unscheduled ‘stop in’ on June 6th, several of...