Joyous Joy 34: Lemonade Recipe

Do you have a secret lemonade concoction?

I’ve officially heard the best “making lemonade out of lemons” theory ever.

While out to dinner with a good friend, we began talking about his trip to visit his family over Thanksgiving. As he began telling me about the great time he had, he whipped out his iPhone and started showing me photos of his Mom and her beloved kitty cats.

Still staring down at his phone, he said, “My Mom now has the mind of a 7 year old.” It made my heart sink. I really hope my parents are fortunate enough to keep their minds intact once they are old and gray. After replying that I was sorry to hear that, he quickly followed up with, “that’s okay. She never really had the chance to really be a kid.” Continue reading


Joyous Joy 33: Interviewing a Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Accomplished, Quick Witted & Brilliant – That is Bruce. Oh, and he is an Ohioan, so he gets extra cool points.

It’s not everyday that someone wins a Lifetime Achievement Award, and it’s not everyday that I get to interview one.

I recently covered the CLIO Healthcare Awards with my colleague, Kate Fowler, at The Paris Theater in NYC. Kate is the one responsible for this post! She harped on me to write it all of Tuesday! I refused for the first 7 ½ hours, because I hate my voice and because of my extreme excitement, I sound a bit giddy! Okay, a lot giddy. Continue reading