I hear the argument about how much people say that they believe that their vote doesn’t matter, but that couldn't be further from the truth. We hear all about the national elections and then sometimes, we’ll hear about a candidate that bubbles to the top and makes the national news. Most of the time, the … Continue reading How Much Does Your Vote Matter?
As much as I enjoy engaging in political discussions, engagement has become very toxic for me. This doesn't mean that I still don't enjoy it, I just refuse to allow myself to get worked up over it. There's already too many "world is on fire" voices out there and I don't think that it contributes … Continue reading Disconnecting
No, this isn’t another “me too” story. It’s an OMG, I’m so over the nonsense that is called news media! Unless it’s something that is breaking, like someone attempting to ram the security perimeter at NSA’s headquarters in Maryland or another, horrible school shooting, every single channel is filled with nothing but a lot of … Continue reading I’ve Been Quiet for Too Long
What makes a person hold on to something for an indefinite period of time? Each day I meet people that hold on to items that they would otherwise discard, but if it were not for the thought that it once belonged to someone close to them that has since passed away. It’s a difficult decision … Continue reading Simplifying Your Life By De-cluttering
It’s amazing how quickly we sink into our defensive positions even after overcoming such difficult circumstances. These very powerful hurricanes which dealt us as a nation a one-two punch in both Texas and Florida brought out the true human side of us. It was mostly an eerily beautiful thing to witness, but it wasn’t without … Continue reading Back to Your Corners! Or Not…
Today is a day that many of us can recall what and where we were on that fateful Tuesday morning on September 11, 2001. Others among us have friends or family that didn’t survive the events of that day, while others are living with the consequences of illnesses they came down with after being first … Continue reading Fighting the Good Fight
If you have damage in your home due to Harvey, there are several things you need to know. 1. If you have flood insurance, you must notify your insurance provider within 60 days of the flood damage. The National Flood Insurance Program has a step by step guide on how to file your flood claim. Click … Continue reading How to get the Most From Your Insurance Company
If you are now in the process of essentially gutting your home after Hurricane Harvey, here are some things to be aware of. Many people get sick after a flood and during the cleanup process because of all of the chemicals and pathogens that are contained in the many things within your home. One way … Continue reading Coping With Hurricane Harvey
Get out, do good, make a difference, and let your hair down during a very-different-than-expected Labor Day Weekend in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. It’s been a hell of a week. But now Houston’s mobilized, helping others, letting go of stress, and showing the country what fine stuff we’re made of. Although there a number … Continue reading Do You Need to Get Out This Weekend?
It’s been a very rough few days for the majority of us, the rains have finally ceased but we all know that we have a long road ahead of us. If you were just scared of the idea that you could have flooded, please get over it. Seriously, we all were terrified that we could … Continue reading Hurricane Harvey and What You Can Do