One year ago, I quietly received a Facebook message from the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The foundation said they wanted to build my kids and I a mortgage-free home in honor of my late husband Jerry Gass Jr., a Green Beret who died during a combat...Read more
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who...Read more
Let me ask you a question. Is a selfish gift a gift worth giving? Some people would describe me as generous. Let me be the first to tell you that I am selfish. The truth is I can be both and even at the same time. I had a discussion with someone recently about the...Read more
Jay Shetty said, “We are wired for service.” As soon as I heard it, it resonated with me. It hit me somewhere deep inside. I knew it to be true. I knew from experience that the times when I served others, helped others or gave to others were the happiest experiences...Read more
Why do we live on autopilot at the top of our means? Why do we think a bigger house will bring us more joy? Does a bigger house make us feel accomplished? If so, is that healthy? Those who have had the good fortune to experience true mutual love (platonic, familial,...Read more
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