The Day My Life Changed Forever

"Thank you will never be enough."-Me, Myself, and I Let me tell you a story of something that happened to me, on this day, 20 years ago. Photo by Suzy Hazelwood on My dearly loved boyfriend at the time was flying off to Japan for the year. He was serving as a Marine at... Continue Reading →

Mind Over Matter

I've reflected within the year of 2020 of how many historical pivots unfolded (and continue to develop). Yet, I haven't shared with you what I've learned from the radical year of 2020 (one to never be forgotten). Thus, no better place then here right? I welcome you on my journey of reflection. I'll do my... Continue Reading →

Normal? Abnormal? By What Measure?

Google defines Normal as: [ˈnôrməl]ADJECTIVE conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. Google then defines Abnormal as: [abˈnôrməl]ADJECTIVE deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying. How would YOU define normal? Yes, context matters, but is there REALLY a line of normalcy? Why do we need... Continue Reading →

The Marigold Effect

Let me first explain what the "marigold effect" means. Now let me describe the concept of companion planting. Gardeners intentionally plant certain plants alongside others to intentionally protect and nurture the growth of each plant. A marigold plant is an example of one of the best companion plants as it repels bugs and fungal diseases.... Continue Reading →

Education in 2020

So I decided to look through old files this weekend and I came across a file in my Masters of Education folder titled "Education in 2020." Instantly- I laughed out loud. Remember doing a 5-10-15-20 year write in elementary school? Yeah, similar to that. This assignment was imagining what education would be like in the... Continue Reading →


When was the last time someone straight forward told you NO. Like ABSOLUTELY NOT. Straight forward. No questions asked. Even if was over something little (or hopefully not big), how did you feel? Did you hard pause and respond with an “ohhhhkkay” or did it escalate your blood pressure and make you want to argue... Continue Reading →

Revolutionary 2020

Peace cannot be kept by force: it can only be achieved by understanding.” -Albert Einstein 2020 is hard. On all of us. Emotionally. Relationally. Financially. Academically. Quite honestly, I think our collective trauma will generate new solutions, build new/stronger relationships, and design better systems. Unfortunately we have conflict before the calm, revolt before resolution and... Continue Reading →

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