The idea for The Bald Princess grew out of my charity. I created Joy to the Kids, Inc. with the intention of bringing joy to children in hospitals, dressed as a princess or some other fun character. I thought that this would be just what they wanted… after all, who doe...

It’s that time of year again, the time when Joy to the Kids participates in one day of fundraising known as “Give Choose.”  We rely on the funds from this one day of giving to support our program for the rest of the year.  Last year, we had a couple of very big donor m...

“Once your inner barriers come down, your Hope can reignite the spark of Hope in someone else.” - Deepak Chopra

I have a confession.

Around this time last year, I was ready to end Joy to the Kids. 

I had a lot of excuses that I thought others would understand – and in fac...

Since learning of the passing of Garrett Weatherbee, I have been struggling to write this.  How can I possibly capture the essence of this amazing young man that I was so blessed to know, even if just for a brief time?  How can I honor him? 

 I thought about t...

I met yet another amazing Mother of a cancer patient today.  On my rounds as Princess Joy, I peered into the dark room of one of the little patients, making sure that I was not disturbing any much-needed sleep, and was greeted with a warm smile and a wave to come in fr...

Last year, I started the year with a goal: to race in a Spartan Beast for Avery Heino, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor and now has passed on to become an Angel.  The Reebok Spartan Races are insane, and the Beast is no joke: 12+ miles with 30+ obstacles, cove...

I grew up loving roller coasters.  We lived exactly 2 hours from Disney World

in Florida, and back in the 70’s and 80’s, Florida residents could get a rate that would not require taking a second mortgage out on your house to purchase tickets for a family of four.  So w...

June 8, 2016

I have writer’s block.  It’s been a while since I’ve been motivated to write anything.  I will find any excuse to be too busy to write.  In my spiritual teachings, I am learning that this is coming from a voice inside called the EGO which stands for Edging God Out.  Th...

 

Often I am asked the question: how do you do it?  How do you go into the hospital over and over again to see children and still manage to be joyful? 

 

A lot runs through my head when I am asked these kinds of questions.  I could explain that I believe in miracles, and...

One thing I have always struggled with is having enough time.   False belief systems that "life is too short" and "there's not enough time in the day" have often haunted my thinking.  How can I find the time to check things off my to-do list: time to be a mom, run erra...

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