Taking a moment to reflect and appreciate each up and down that I've faced in my life, and how thankful I am that even survived to celebrate another birthday, when a dear friend of mine didn't. So many things, places and people I’ve met who have touched and changed my life both personally and professionally…I… Continue reading Hello 26!
Raising Money For a Cause I Care About: On February 17, 2015 I was diagnosed with CRPS/RSD a rare and non-curable illness that has changed my life in so many ways. I have decided that instead of making my birthday all about me I want to make it all about finding a cure for this… Continue reading Birthday Donations
The hardest part of saying goodbye is having to do it again every single day. Every day we face the same truth. But life is fleeting. That our time here is short. And to honor the fallen, we must live our own lives well. As I’m writing this tears are falling from my eyes because… Continue reading 1 Year Without You
This post I've been debating on writing because it's something that not even my parents know about. I was sexual mistreated at a young age by a then family friend. It's taken me years to remember what happened because at a young age you don't know what's right or wrong but as I grew up… Continue reading #MeToo
Let your pain empower you,Not all of us are destined to break. And if you find yourself broken, Allow for each broken piece To faithfully make sense I would never put public speaking on my "special skills" list, but over these past years I have been called to do just that more than a number of times. That… Continue reading Pain Makes Us Who We Are
This post is going to be a little bit different because this post is about something that needs to be talked about more. I'm talking about sexual assault and harassment. It happens to everyone, it even happens to people in the public eye. Gymnasts Aly Raisman spoke out about the sexual assaults that happened to… Continue reading Till It Happens To You!
Chronic Pain: A Burden Often SharedBy JANE E. BRODYChronic pain is a family problem. When people experience unrelenting pain, everyone they live with and love is likely to suffer. The frustration, anxiety, stress and depression that often go with chronic pain can also afflict family members and friends who feel helpless to provide relief.Healthy family… Continue reading Chronic Pain: A Burden Often Shared
When I thought I couldn't be more prouder of my cousin AJ Hawk, this piece done by the The Players Tribune proved me wrong! To me AJ Hawk isn't just a football player he's so much more than that. AJ's a son, father, husband, brother, and cousin. AJ is someone you can trust, someone who's… Continue reading Love Of The Game
The hardest part of saying goodbye is having to do it again every single day. Every day we face the same truth. But life is fleeting. That our time here is short. And to honor the fallen, we must live our own lives well.What happens to those left behind when you lose someone in life… Continue reading Lived And Died A Hero
Joey “Jo-Jo Nice” Gingerella was a bright light in the lives of so many who knew him. His smile was golden and contagious. It is only fitting that following his senseless murder in December 2016 that Groton Little League approached his family with the idea of raising money to install lights at the Calvin Burrows… Continue reading Light It Up Joey Fund