I am a proud mama. My son just received citizen student of the month award at his school. He was the first one in his grade to receive it this year and it was a complete surprise to him. We had received a letter from the school notifying […]
I love to travel, try new foods (both simple and "exotic"), ingest caffeine, and watch political news coverage. Im a big pop culture junkie who isnt afraid to say she loves "In Touch" Magazine! A social marketing expert and psychologist by training who works in the public health field trying to bring a little common sense to it all.
All the world is my television and I like to provide commentary on it.
This past summer, we went to South Africa as the International AIDS Conference was taking place in Durban and I had a poster session. Two summers ago, we went to Melbourne where I had another presentation on some of my research. Two summers ago, my son […]
Here it goes. Nothing is going to stop me now. It’s been swelling up inside of me. It’s been boiling up inside of me. It’s been driving my nuts. I have to let it out. I have to ventilate. But let me set the context…. Last week I […]
A few months back I was celebrating my latest accomplishment. I had joined my son in observing lent and gave up desserts. My doctor noted that yes I am aging and maybe I should think of cutting back a little on the bad stuff. Specifically, all the sugars […]
This past year of 2016 has been rough, wacky and surreal. Sometimes all three at once. Actually, almost always all three at once. Its been so odd, that I feel there must be 100 more adjectives one can use to describe this year. Is 2016, the year […]
For some strange reason, we have a national day of observance for bosses.Yes, indeed we do and it was observed this past week. One day this past week and I couldn’t tell you which one as I am too lazy to try to figure out which day […]
I’m a light sleeper. A really light sleeper. I use earplugs and the television to mask any other odd sounds . My dreams, as a result, are wild as I embed my environment into my sleepy mind. I would even say I continuously engage in lucid dreaming. Thus, […]
I have been working non-stop for weeks on end. Even years on end. It is partly my fault, as I am a workaholic. In that respect, the weekends are really important to me. I need mini-escapes from my current environment. I love little weekend road trips. I get […]
You are sitting politely across the interviewer and the conversation has been going well. Well, enough. Then you are asked one of those meant-to-be-uncomfortable questions that you have to navigate carefully when responding. For instance, they may very well ask “why did you leave your job with agency […]
Answer me this. Have you ever asked yourself whether you flushed the cell phone down the toilet. I know I have asked myself that question a number of times and many of those times are totally random. I won’t have been anywhere near the bathroom yet it crosses […]