Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Book!

It is with humility and excitement that I announce the launch of my first book! It is called "Drops in Your Palm" - a collection of poetry.  I invite you all to stop by the page, grab a copy, share your thoughts, share with others. Thanks to each of you for your support and for visiting my page. Here's the website:


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everyone Loses Their Way...

It's a natural fact of life. From time to time, we all can feel lost.  No one is immune. We hear, constantly, in the media, about people getting caught for something or another that they weren't supposed to be doing, from politicians to petty thugs. It's also probably true that you hear of people deviating from a path in your daily conversations. Most people have goals and dreams in mind. At some point the fire burns brightly, the embers illuminate your thinking and you are completely motivated! That thing that you want to do, so passionately, is as clear as the crystal waters of the Caribbean and sharp as a Ginsu knife. The future seems so bright. Then, what happens? For some, they dart to the goal, uninterrupted, fiercely and freely. But for others, they may not have the freedom to do so.  Life happens. Sometimes the dream is so precious, but the priorities of life must come first, and that dream keeps getting put back into the queue.  The key is to never forget the path, the goal, the dream. You must consistently nurture it. A tiny seed takes years and years to become a mighty tree, but it needs sunlight and water, and sometimes a little support to get it started, build its' strength.  Don't forget your way, your path. Remember what it is that created sparks, that made you tingle with anticipation. This is so for anything at all, from religious beliefs to a project, to a change of lifestyle, etc...  Never beat yourself up about it.  Just remind yourself, and make an effort to get back to that thing that put the wanting in your life. Desire is a great motivator. When you find yourself feeling lost, look back, find your passion, call out to it, woo it back.  Having a purpose makes you feel good, from short to long term goals.  What will you be reminding yourself of today? Be gently with yourself and remember, you were never lost, you just lost your way.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


There’s nothing easy about realizing a dream. You have to dismiss the notion of luck. Dreams don’t come true because you are lucky. Luck is getting a parking spot close to a restaurant entrance. Luck is the sales person saying that there is one of your size left in that shoe that you simply must have. Making dreams reality means knowing that you leave nothing to chance. It is an active pursuit that requires attention and energy. It is manual; there is no automatic. No fairy dust, no wishing on eyelashes.
There has to have been a moment when you loved something so much, something that you did not possess at that time. Dreaming means longing. When you long for something to be yours, you ache, you are emotional you are passionate. Passion is the gasoline that gets you going and keeps you going until your dream is realized. If you lose passion, you reach a dead stop on your journey to your destination (aka- the dream). A dream that you truly have, does not die. The pursuit, however, may become exhausting from time to time and may require a break. This is especially true if you are a multi-tasking dream chaser, like myself. I am a mother, a military wife, an educator, a volunteer, a writer and a starry-eyed dreamer. I always have a full plate.
The moment when you know that you have a dream, when you know that there is something that you wholeheartedly want to accomplish is a moment of awakening. Something comes to life; it is possibility giving birth to your dream. There is not a person in the world that can tell anyone that they simply cannot realize a dream. We have many historic dream chasers to reference, who have overcome the greatest adversities and odds to realize there dreams. So to everyone I say, it is possible, YES WE CAN, SI SE PUEDE! Awaken your senses. Listen to that thing inside of your heart which guides you. What do you long for? What will fulfill and nourish your essence, your soul?
I am, as I have proclaimed myself, a multi-tasking dream chaser, and I do at times get exhausted. But the embers of my passion never die. This awakened part of me refuses to be laid to slumber until the destination has been reached. (At which time, I am sure that another dream will be anxiously awaiting me.) I have many dreams, many aspirations. I work tirelessly every day to be the best self that I can be. That includes listening to what my soul, my spirit, my heart needs. Keep dreaming people. It’s good for you!