Do Unto Others…

A few weeks ago I lost a beloved member of our family, my uncle Jack.  He was a strong, funny and loving guy who always made me feel special.  His laugh was contagious and he seemed to touch everyone's life in a positive way.  Every time I saw him he told me I was beautiful.…

Long Island Medium: My Experience

Last weekend my friend Dawn and I went to see Theresa Caputo, The Long Island Medium, at The Beacon Theater in New York City.  Having bought the tickets on a whim a couple of months back I wasn't sure what to expect.  I wasn't an avid watcher of her TV show on TLC but I…

Scared Straight

Last Wednesday night I was sleeping in my bed and suddenly woke up shivering with the worst chills.  I threw on extra clothes, turned the heat up and got back into bed.  Then it came. All the fluid in my body wanted out!  I didn't know what to do, it just didn't want to stop.…

One Year

It has been one year since I decided to make a change in my life.  This time last year I was unahppy with how I was running my own life.  I had bad eating habits, I hadn't worked out in years and didnt' even want to be social because I felt bad about myself.  These…

The Neptune Ballet and New Friends

This past weekend I celebrated my 35th birthday with some really great people in my life.  I had planned a night at a local cocktail lounge for my friends to gather, have some yummy cocktails and just hang out.  The best gift of all was a reminder that I am surrounded by awesome people who…

Thankful

Thank you to who has ever given me a kind word, encouraged me, blessed me, been a part of my life, helped me in any way.  I can never pay you all back.  All I can do is give my thanks and extreme gratitude. I'm not saying thank you simply because it's Thanksgiving time but…

The Hot Doc and The Foot

Last Saturday I started to feel a pain on the top of my foot when I flexed my toes and while walking.  I couldn't think of anything I had done to it to make it hurt.  I ended up making an appointment with an orthopedist to get it checked out because I don't want to…

Sean

18 years ago today my older brother, Sean, took his life.  It’s hard to believe it’s been 18 years.  I think back on that week and I don’t remember very much, in fact I don’t remember very much before 1995.  It’s almost as if my brain wiped everything away at that moment. I do recall…

Sandy: A Look Back in Pictures

I thought I would share my view of Sandy in the days before and after in pictures: The day before the storm I took my Grandmother for our last meal at the fancy local Perkins.  Little did I know we should have eaten enough for a week. When I got home I started some home…

Suicide Prevention Walk Update

I wanted to give you all an update on the Out of Darkness Suicide Prevention walk that took place this past Saturday.  My team did an amazing job of raising almost $1,500.  Big thanks to Eileen, Kathleen, Kathy, Dennis, Melissa and Jennine for walking.  Even though there was rain the sky did look beautiful.  Thanks…