Mentoring People of All Ages Will Build a Stronger Workforce and it Falls on All Our Shoulders

Blog-Turned-OpEd Piece While writing a blog post about the importance of mentoring in my own life, the message grew to include how we can all help young (and not-so-young) people grow to be successful in whatever career they choose. The following piece was published in the December 25, 2014 issue of The Bakersfield Californian: As … More Mentoring People of All Ages Will Build a Stronger Workforce and it Falls on All Our Shoulders

Polishing Rocks

A pocket full of rocks when I was a kid meant this girl had a smile on her face. My favorites were the Apache teardrops from Papa (I now know they were obsidian), then there were the sparkly ones I so desperately wanted to believe were embedded with silver. Technically, my Papa’s arrowheads (that are … More Polishing Rocks

Pack Carefully for Yoga to Avoid a Revealing Experience

Monday evening yoga is my favorite, but it means packing up my items early in the morning, during the pre-work rush. When packing for yoga class, I recommend taking an extra moment to ensure you have selected the right items. Otherwise, the results can be quite revealing. Monday night yoga is the best: It’s free, … More Pack Carefully for Yoga to Avoid a Revealing Experience

Running with Skunks

The cutest little skunk joined us on our run today. Actually, I think we joined HIM on HIS run because we caught up as he moved (quite quickly for the short-legged guy) near the curb, against traffic, in what is normally my assigned running position. We live in a well-developed area, but you never know … More Running with Skunks