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Category: The Modern Renaissance Woman

Who am I? Delve a little deeper into who I am and what makes me tick.

The Melee of Depression

“Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each ….


The Unexpected Findings of Friendship

“Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.” ~ Euripides When my friend asked me to be in her wedding, I legit misted up. There was no saying it was allergies. I had only known her six years, which may not be considered long, but it was bonds forged under the worst circumstances which has created a ….

Vianoce Traditions

“It’s true, Christmas can feel like a lot of work, particularly for mothers. But when you look back on all the Christmases in your life, you’ll find you’ve created family traditions and lasting memories. Those memories, good and bad, are really what help to keep a family together over the long haul.” ~ Caroline Kennedy I remember jumping out of ….

Chasing Heights and Facing Fears

“Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going.” ~ Chantal Sutherland  I had a friend visit me a couple weeks ago, and of course living in the city we had to do some of the touristy things. Alas some of those touristy things ….

The Misnomer that Time Heals all Wounds

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” ~ Marcus Tulles Cicero  People say time heals all wounds. It truly depends on what kind of wound it is. For some wounds, like those caused by death, even the best handcrafters can’t glue back a shattered heart to the way it was before. But you do learn from it, ….

Retrospection in Halloween Costumes

“Halloween is an opportunity to be really creative.” ~ Judy Gold You could argue that even from a young age I loved clothes and fashion. My mom use to spend hours sitting at her sewing machine, while my siblings and I boisterously played outside. She would make dresses, and sweaters. Vests for my brothers and winter coats for my sisters. ….

The Lil Miss

“It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.” ~ Deepak Chopra A week ago Tuesday, after much anticipation, I got the sweetest call from my precious three year old nephew and aunt could receive. In his sweet little voice he exclaimed “Auntie Kate, Pip Jacquelyn!” Which he then repeated several times. Carter phoned me with all his exuberance to tell me ….

My Gemini Twin

“I cannot even imagine where I would be today were it not for that handful of friends who have given me a heart full of joy. Let’s face it, friends make life a lot more fun.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll I am a firm believer that people come into our life at times when we need that particular personality or traits ….

New York Love

In the last 24 hours I have been on a rollercoaster of emotion. I have sat down numerous times since last night trying to put into words what I am feeling and failing miserably. The one thing I can write is how incredibly grateful I am for all the love my friends and family bestowed on me the last 24 hours. I thought I ….

Arachnophobia: Oh It Is Real!

“There’s something about most phobias where there’s a tiny, tiny corner where you think this really actually could happen.” ~ Roz Chast I think of myself as a pretty tough cookie. All those scenes on Grey’s totally fine. Pain equals no gain. Even critters, I have handled from mice in my hair to the New York City Roach. Do I like ….