Recent Rants

Insecurities are a B*tch!

Insecurity

We’ve all been there… You’re going about life feeling great & then it happens – an insecurity is triggered and all of a sudden you feel lousy. I had that happen to me this week and wanted to share my thoughts about it. Continue reading…

 

Potty Putter! Seriously?

potty_putter

What’s with people multi-tasking while they are on the toilet? Making phone calls, checking emails, scanning Facebook and now this – mini golf! Seriously? Why on earth would you want to sit around in your own stank? I just don’t get it… Continue reading…

 

Gratitude – Appreciate What You Have

gratitude

We’ve all got ‘stuff’ going on in our lives that feels heavy at times. Whether it’s a tough day at work, bills coming in at the end of the month, traffic, family issues, whatever – I haven’t met a single person who doesn’t have something that feels heavy for them at some point. How do you get past it? Continue reading…

 

Apple Trusts their Customers – Wow!

Apple-Trust

Apple is known for providing exceptional customer service but did you know they also trust their customers more than any other retailer I’ve experienced before? Trust! What a novel concept! Read on to hear about my recent visit to an Apple store and how they blew my mind! Continue reading…

 

I’m Gonna Party like It’s My Birthday

Birthday

Today’s my birthday and I can’t help but reflect on my 34 years of life and look forward to what I want my next years to include. Part of that is being BIG! What does that mean? Continue reading…

 

I Accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Ice Bucket Challenge

I accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – yes it was cold, yes it was fun, but does it really help raise awareness, funding & actually help the ALS Association? Continue reading…

 

US Gun ‘Control’ Laws are Irresponsible – Plain and Simple

Guns-Kids

Who thinks putting a gun, loaded with live ammunition, into the hands of a 9 year old is responsible parenting? Not me! Did you know that it’s common practice at firing ranges all across the US? Why are we then shocked when someone is killed? The case of a 9 year old girl who accidentally killed her instructor is sad on so many levels and it’s time to tighten gun control laws. Continue reading…

 

My Top 10 ‘Inside Thoughts’

InsideThoughts

I tend to have a lot of random thoughts going through my head and they’re not always ‘appropriate’ for public consumption. Thankfully, I’ve learnt to filter what comes out of my mouth but I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite ‘inside thoughts’ with you today. Continue reading…

 

Part 3 – Our Wedding Day

Part-3-Wedding

It’s hard to believe a year has already passed since Ryan and I got married. In the past few months, we’ve been remembering everything that led up to us getting married last year. It started with a New Year’s Eve proposal, followed by a funny reaction when telling my parents, and then 7 months of planning our wedding, launching our cookie bakery, and a road trip around North America. Continue reading…

 

Part 2 – Telling the Family

Part-2-Tell-Parents

The morning after our engagement, New Year’s Day, Ryan and I went for a walk by the Santa Monica pier. We were both still so excited from the events just a few hours ago and were buzzing with ideas of what we wanted our wedding to be like. We were also nervous and excited to tell our family. Continue reading…

 

Part 1 – The Proposal

Proposal

This is the story of how I proposed to my partner on New Year’s Eve. As is usually the case, it was an adventure filled with hilarious, as well as touching, moments along the way. Continue reading…

 

I’m So Digitally Connected / Addicted

Digital-Addiction

Do you feel lost without your iPhone or iPad? Does the world cease to exist when your device hasn’t got you connected to the digital world? I feel your pain! But it wasn’t that long ago when we used to write letters, pick up the phone and actually talk to each other. Is all this new connectivity a good thing? Continue reading…

 

Pedestrian Etiquette & Distracted Walking

Distracted Walking

Ever walked down a busy street and had the person in front of you stop out of nowhere? Or perhaps you’re walking past the entrance to a building only to be side swiped by someone who just walked out and didn’t see you there. Sometimes I wish people came with turn signals and brake lights – life would be so much simpler! Continue reading…

 

Kick Fear in the Rear

Overcome fear and achieve greatness!

We’ve all faced some form of fear in our lives. Some fears are useful and help keep us safe. Other fears, however, stop us from moving forward. The trick is overcoming those fears so that you can kick them to the curb where they belong and achieve greatness. Continue reading…

 

To PDA or Not to PDA

PDA

What’s your take on public displays of affection. Are they okay? Does your opinion change depending on whether the couple is gay or straight? See how some folks in Vicksburg, Mississippi reacted when the show “What Would You Do” put them to the test. Continue reading…

 

A Woman is Raped Every 22 Minutes in India – Unacceptable

Abuse

Have I got your attention? I certainly hope so. I just read a news story about two Indian sisters who were allegedly gang-raped by three men, two of whom were police officers, strangled and then hung from a tree. I’m literally still shaking from the complete and utter disgust I felt after reading the whole story. Continue reading…

 

Shake It Like You Mean It

Handshake

Okay people, I have a feeling a lot of you aren’t going to agree with me on this one but I’ve just got to say it – handshakes are overrated! Is a firm handshake really a true measure of confidence? Or is that just what we’ve been led to believe. How important is it really when you first meet someone? Continue reading…

 

He Kissed a Boy and He Liked It – SO?

Michael Sam Kiss

Katy Perry sings about kissing a girl (and liking it) and she becomes a pop sensation. Michael Sam kisses a boy on TV and receives backlash for it. Ah, the world we live in really boggles my mind sometimes. Continue reading…

 

Going Up? A Little Elevator Etiquette 

Elevator

We’ve all been there. You get into an elevator and something smells funky. There’s no one else in there but now you ride down in fear that the next person who walks in is going to think the stank is coming from you! Continue reading…

 

‘Standard’ but not Acceptable – The Demise of Customer Service

Customer Service

What’s with customer service these days? Or should I say, the lack of customer service. Whatever happened to friendly, attentive sales people who genuinely enjoyed helping people? Continue reading…

 

My 1st Blog

Airport

I am sitting in an airport waiting area as I write my first blog. Oh the characters around me – they’re providing a lot to see and write about. There’s the dad playing with his young daughter, the group of business travelers, and the friendly flight crew, all going about their business and providing entertainment for me to enjoy! Continue reading…