Ronald McDonald House

We are heading to do a dinner at the Ronald McDonald House in Southern New Jersey to cook dinner with some volunteers and to gift my books to the families who are there tonight with treatments and surgeries. Some families are there to stay long term while a family member is treated for something, and others are in and out …

Put Your Mind to It

You can do anything you put your mind to. We all can do anything we put our minds to. It goes with the saying “Just do it.” I was a bit nervous about changing my event this year, but I had a vision. Something I did from the past was brought back to life and with the past experience, along …

Try Something New

I often blog about things I do and sometimes “stepping out of the box.” I am what I would refer to as conservatively daring, while my son, for instance, lives life to the fullest. He has pretty much tried it all: surfing, snowboarding, all kinds of sports in school etc. I prefer to be more daring in trying new foods, …

My Recent Evening of Inspiration

After 6 years, we changed the event enough to make it noticeable. All I can say is, it worked. The venue was the same, the food was the same, and awesome, open bar, and, of course, I was still the keynote speaker. Books were available for purchase throughout the evening. We eliminated dancing but still had music. We added a …

Losing a Friend

I recently wrote a blog about visiting a very ill friend and how I felt after the visit. One minute we are all here and in the blink of an eye, it is our time to go. Carmen, a long time friend, has left the earth and recently given in to his illnesses. His partner took remarkable care of him, …

Giving Back

Isn’t that what life is all about? Maybe not for everyone, but for me, it is about living life to the fullest and giving back as much as I can. It may be because of all I have been through in life, but allowing myself to have fun and smile each and every day is important. I do not want …