Did you know that Mahatma Gandhi had a soulmate and it wasn’t his wife Casaba? It was the male Architect Hermann Kellanbach. Or that a gender-fluid Pharaoh ruled Egypt for 22 years over 2000 years ago?   In this week’s episode of “The Be Ruthless Show” I spoke with Queer activist and author Lee Wind […]

LGTBQ, The Be Ruthless Show

June 17, 2021

No Way! They Were Gay?

No Way! They were gay?

I’ve always watched the NFL Draft.  I have spreadsheets and color coated graphs and it’s like a mini holiday in my sports filled world.  (You should see me on the day the schedules get released 😂 That’s a whole nother colorful mess!!) So this year wasn’t any different…. until it was completely different!  It’s usually […]

Depression, Grieving, Mental Health, Mental Illness

June 3, 2021

Let’s use our voices. Let’s do our part!

If you know me at all, you know that Dallas and Sassy are my babies. My everything. Well my poor little Sass had to get her shots on May 27, which I hate. She’s always been sensitive and after just getting my 2nd COVID vaccine the week before…. I have a whole new level of […]

Emotional Health, Grieving, Inspiration, Mental Health, My Journey, Pets, Therapy

May 2, 2021

Things we do for our fur babies!

What an insane 6 months it’s been… personally and in the world. I really can’t think of any other way to describe it, can you? It started for me with The Boulder Fires, an experience I would love to forget but will never ever be able to erase from my mind. I’ve seen horrendous fires […]

Grieving, Inspiration, My Journey, Support

April 18, 2021

Don’t Brush Grief Under The Rug!

Dak, you don’t know me, however I felt deeply compelled to reach out to you. First and foremost, there are simply no words. I am so deeply sorry for your tragic loss. I don’t know how you’re back on the field. I hope it’s what keeps you going. I hope the team is your family… […]

Inspiration, Letters, Media, Pets, Relationships

October 5, 2020

My Open Letter to Dak Prescott

I wrote this piece recently and it was picked up and published on TinyBuddha.com – I LOVE their site, I am honored to be included. To read my tips and approaches on what to do or how to best comfort someone when they are grieving check out the full article HERE Thank you for stopping […]

Grieving, Ideas, Media, Mental Health

September 17, 2020

How to Best Comfort Someone Who is Grieving – Published on Tiny Buddha

Conversation with my dad… My dad recently asked me about some of Jim’s “closest” friends, and I responded by discussing how grief teaches you who your true friends are. There are people we weren’t the closest with…people who we didn’t talk to regularly, but who now check in on me at least once a week. […]

Grieving, Mental Health, My Journey, Relationships

August 26, 2020

Grief Teaches You Who Your True Friends Are

Domestic violence, like mental illness, isn’t discussed enough. We need to have open, honest dialogues and break the stigmas and silence! Domestic violence reports are on the rise throughout the US since Covid as people’s routines and lives have been so disrupted. Society/employers/government need to do more for the people struggling. It’s important to be aware […]

Domestic Violence, Mental Health, PTSD, Relationships, Support, Therapy

August 19, 2020

Domestic Violence Resources and 2020 Update

Returning to school for the 20-21 school year is in full swing and the excitement behind the usual back-to-school shopping, preparation and celebrations will be a far cry from ordinary. I’m seriously concerned for not only the physical health and safety of our kids and teachers but also their mental health. Anxiety is at an […]

Anxiety, Children, Disorders, Emotional Health, Ideas, Inspiration, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Teenagers

August 11, 2020

Children Returning to School with Anxiety? There are programs that can help!

Our society is fertile soil for addiction. Addiction is about instant gratification, and instant gratification is the mantra our society lives by today.  How many hours do children spend on the internet, giving them access to anything?  They are learning things earlier–and learning how to find things earlier—thanks to the technology we have become attached […]

Addiction

July 25, 2020

Addiction: The Evil That Haunts American Society

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Clean. It might sound silly, but focusing on minute details with a clear objective in mind (a clean stove) does wonders for our brain.  Call someone (who relieves stress/not someone who adds to stress), and let them do the talking. You can even say “distract me.” (I think it’s helpful to tell a few people […]

Addiction

July 1, 2020

Addiction: Five ways to cope by distracting the mind from cravings/urge

My dad always wanted a boy. I’ve been aware of this fact my entire life.  Maybe it’s the reason I’m a tomboy. It certainly isn’t a coincidence that I play tennis, like my dad does. I went to Michigan (Go Blue) which was his dream. He actually came to class with me more than once!! […]

Emotional Health, Mindset, My Journey, Relationships, Self Esteem, Support, Teenagers

June 18, 2020

My Dad Always Wanted a Boy

My dad always wanted a boy. I’ve been aware of this fact my entire life.  Maybe it’s the reason I’m a tomboy. It certainly isn’t a coincidence that I play tennis, like my dad does. I went to Michigan (Go Blue) which was his dream. He actually came to class with me more than once!! […]

Emotional Health, Mindset, My Journey, Relationships, Self Esteem, Support, Teenagers

June 18, 2020

My Dad Always Wanted a Boy