Moment of Reflection Category

Reflections – What the Last Decade Has Taught Us

With the beginning of 2020, I thought this would be a great opportunity to look back at  and talk about what’s changed in the last decade in the world of advocacy. The most obvious is the use of social media that has made our ability to advocate on issues from local to global much more […]

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Happy New Year!

This last week of the year is my planning week to reflect and set goals for the new year. And I love to read what people share on social media about their goals. There always seems to be a spirit of optimism and commitment that the upcoming year is going to be theirs for the […]

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It’s That Time of Year Again!

Every December, I spend the last week of the month developing my business and personal goals for the new year. For me it’s the perfect time to “decompress” after the holiday and start the next year refreshed and refocused. For advocates, I encourage you to do the same thing. But as can happen when setting […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Prayer – Ralph Waldo Emerson  For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night, For health and food, For love and friends, For everything Thy goodness sends. For flowers that bloom about our feet; For tender grass, so fresh, so sweet; For song of bird, and hum of bee; […]

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Embrace the Detour

This week, I’m going “off the beaten path” to talk about how sometimes you need to embrace the detour along the journey to regain your perspective! Never one to slow down much, I often continue my work on vacation. While that might sound crazy to some, for me it’s an opportunity to really let the […]

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Remembering the Fallen this Memorial Day

I Came To Visit You Today I came to visit you today To place this flag next to your grave. The sacrifices you have made Will forever be indebted this day. I came to visit you today To place this flag next to your grave. It doesn’t matter if you fought or not ‘Cause with […]

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One Year Later We are Still #MSDStrong

On February 14, 2018, tragedy unfolded once again in Florida. The heartbreaking loss of seventeen lives during a mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, touched every Floridian and brought the issue of protecting our children and schools to the forefront of the conversation in Tallahassee. The following week, I was […]

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Are You Ready to Be Part of the Solution?

All politicians are corrupt and only looking out for their own interests. Hopefully, you don’t really believe this. But if you do, spend a few moments asking yourself why. Is it because of what you see on television, read in the newspaper or just comments by people you follow on social media? If that is […]

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My Christmas Wish for You

May all the blessings and beauty of the Christmas season be yours. May you be surrounded by those you love and feel the joy and warmth of their love. May all of your prayers be answered and your dreams come true. May the cloak of protection and love be upon our men and  women in […]

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What Is Your Roadblock?

A dear friend once told me that a roadblock was something that prevented you from going forward on your journey. While I have the utmost respect for my friend, I do respectfully disagree with his opinion. For I only see the roadblock as an obstacle to either overcome or an opportunity to find another path. […]

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