Fortune Cookie Traditions

Fortune Cookie Traditions

The perfect ending to a Chinese meal, this slightly sweet cookie wrapped around a personalized message just for you has been around since the late 19th century but likely did not originate in China. The Fortune Cookie’s origins are unclear but most believe it...
Canine Vestibular Disease

Canine Vestibular Disease

My friends often comment about how many random topics I happen to have intimate knowledge of but unfortunately it is usually because it has impacted my life specifically.Last Thursday started off like every ordinary day. My husband and I roll out of bed, wash the...
Empowered to Take Risks

Empowered to Take Risks

In my early years, I would never have described myself as a “Risk Taker” but in my 40s through now, I realize that I am, and likely always have been, a “Risk Taker.” Now I’m not the kind of risk taker who jumps out of perfectly fine airplanes, or...
Loving Like a Dog

Loving Like a Dog

Unconditional love is an innate need for humans.  There is no exchange, negotiation, or quid pro quo involved; it is without agenda, guilt, envy or jealousy; it is pure.  Giving and receiving love is a two-way street. We must own not only what we need and make sure we...
Welcome to the Club

Welcome to the Club

Through our lives, we find ourselves inducted into “clubs” of all sorts. Some of these clubs are ones of great memory making like schools we attended, sports teams we played on, and organizations we work in. I often hear brides-to-be bond over their planning and...