How Are We Still Here?

It seems like the world has stopped running for Ahmaud Arbery – but we have not.  Ahmaud has been on my mind ever since a friend first shared the story of the young man murdered while jogging with me several weeks ago. He’s rarely left my mind since.  Ahmaud... Read More

A Graduation Unfulfilled

I have been an emotional mess this last week. I can’t necessarily pinpoint why. Maybe it has just been a while since I’ve had a good cry.  Maybe I have just had terrible PMS. Or maybe it’s because I’m just overwhelmed.  Michael would likely say “Holy PMS, Batgirl!” ... Read More

Flickers of Charlie

I have always been a sucker for a good movie, a tear-jerker with lots of dramatic twists and turns.  It used to be that it was like my own emotional catharsis, to laugh and cry through someone else’s life experiences. Then the movie is over and your “normal” typically... Read More

Charlie’s Heart Foundation Grant Program

These are unusual times for all of us. Whether you’re a person, business, or nonprofit, everyone is struggling to find their footing in this new normal. The uncertainty of it all is daunting, and many are taking a financial hit.  This is true for nonprofits throughout... Read More

We Are All on the Edge

I have been a yogi for almost 20 years (Dude, I am old!). I started practicing when I was 18 in between high impact cardio classes and running on the treadmill. I actually detested yoga the first several times I tried it, my body wanting to jump out of my skin and run... Read More

The Virus has Arrived

It’s no secret we’re all dealing with our own individual struggles these days in the face of the Coronavirus. Every country, family, and person in the world is somehow being affected by this pandemic. And while I once thought, Ethiopia would be spared.  The country... Read More