Tag Archives: hope

Cool Kids

Have you ever had to be somewhere and felt you didn’t belong there, believed you were the odd one—the misfit? I suspect most people feel this way at least once. Perhaps it was in junior high as it was for me or maybe, for you, it was some other time or place. A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting an inspiring young woman from Portugal. She’s extremely talented, kind, beautiful, and has a sensational voice. Her name is Cat Rox and I absolutely love her rendition of (more…)

Beyond “Still Alice”: 5 Books on Alzheimer’s You May Have Missed

What do you know about Alzheimer’s? Anything? What should you know about Alzheimer’s? Something. This is not just our parents’ disease. It’s a problem that has far-reaching complications, not only wreaking havoc in the life of the one afflicted, but in the lives of all those surrounding him or her: spouse, children, grandchildren, siblings, friends, caregivers, and the greater community. Its impact is exponential: For each one of the 5.3 million Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, there are another 5.3 million (at the very least) affected. (Alz.org) These people are our (more…)

A Mother’s Love

A Mother’s Love… a poem by Gilda Evans Most of my audience knows me as an author and speaker, but few are familiar with my poetry. My poetry is as diverse as my other writings – the meter, subject matter and innate rhythms vary greatly. The one I’ve chosen to share now is one of my earlier poems. It is freeform with a distinctly feminine subject. It was inspired on a rather lonely, rainy day several years ago while I was contemplating the view from my window. I felt a (more…)