There have been many changes recently withing my professional career. To help me get through these transitional periods, I have been reading more books on business and leadership to provide me with guidelines and advice on how to navigate through the unsteady waters. To add to my ever increasing knowledge base, I just finished reading Extreme Ownership: […]



I recently read an article in which J.K. Rowling discusses how to be successful. I appreciated her candor and frankness regarding her success and how she got there. For her, it did not happen overnight, nor did she follow the conventional rules. This article resonated with me quite a bit and I have been pondering over the concepts […]



Approximately six years ago I started a new position and upon my hire, was handed a book to read. I always wanted to read it but never made the time to do so. However, I recently decided to finally read The Thank You Economy by Gary Vaynerchuk. Most of the book was about how social media was […]



I have heard of NaNoWriMo for years and always wanted to participate but never took the leap. In the past, I always made excuses of being too busy and maybe next year I would join in the writing challenge. However, this year was different. This became one of the busiest Novembers as of late and yet I […]



I just finished a novel, Breakout From Sugar Island, from my friend and local author, Seamus Beirne. Seamus did an excellent job bringing realism to this historical fiction narrative and enticed me to want to continue reading to see what would happen next. The characters were well thought out and I felt a connection with the protagonist, […]



Brett and I were pleased to see our first official review of Coloring Outside the Lines: Integrating Project Management and Creativity on Amazon. This collection of blogs was a  personal journey for me, so it was great to see that someone else joined us on this journey. First Review: 5.0 out of 5 starsthe creative vs organized […]



We are excited to announce the release of our latest book, Coloring Outside the Lines: Integrating Project Management and Creativity. This novelette arose out of the journey of self-discovery that I put myself on to understand the two sides of myself, both the structured and creative traits that I encompass. As questions emerged on how to incorporate […]



This post originally appeared on OCWriters.Network, a network of published and aspiring authors. I Don’t Have the Time The struggle between my daily grind and my creative self is a constant battle. I keep saying that I need to “find the time” to write, but instead of writing, I continuously procrastinate by telling myself that I need […]



It is with a heavy heart that I write about a fellow traveler and storyteller that has left us, in my mind way too early, Anthony Bourdain. Although I have not seen all his shows or read all his books, what I have been exposed to was of great quality and character. What I liked about him […]



What is it about Shakespeare that captures the imagination? That allows us to dream? Wants us to ask for more and keep on going back to the bard? I was fortunate to have gone to the Shakespeare Day at the Huntington Library and Gardens yesterday in which I was joined by both my mother and daughter. Although […]