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I love to write and I’ve been a freelance writer since 2002. Topics include travel, adventure, fitness, health, nutrition, personal growth topics, spirituality, community, local event coverage, and business. Below are some links to a few of the pieces I have written over the years.

Another connection to writing is my involvement with Rochester Writers as an executive administrator. I have been helping with the production of events and activities for this organization since 2009.

In addition to my posts here on this website, I also post on my other site, Awakening the Core, where you can find posts about transformation, growth, metaphysics, and spiritual topics.




Hillcrest Hall is scheduled to open its doors to Oakland University students in fall of 2018, seamlessly combining school activities, such as meals, study time, socialization, and workouts, within the same space as their living quarters.

Oakland University’s Hillcrest Hall is the Future of Campus Dorms


Maintaining diet, fitness, and self-care practices during the hectic holiday season is challenging. Local experts offer guidance on making the time leading up to Christmas and into the New Year a healthy and joyous one:

Healthy Tips for the Holidays, Part One

Healthy Tips for the Holidays, Part Two


Dicken’s message comes through loud and clear, that we need to, more than ever, awaken “fellow passengers to the grave” because every one of us is valuable and life is to be cherished and celebrated. We cannot allow a girl named Want and a boy named Ignorance to threaten us with despair and obliteration, as Dickens implores. His message is an important reminder that above all else, it is cooperation, kindness, and love that will allow us to move forward together in unity.

REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Carol’ Embodies the Spirit of Christmas at Meadow Brook Theatre


Connecting the trail system to get more people outdoors is important for our community:

North Spur Trail Connects Rochester Area to More Neighboring Communities


Connecting to Irish dance and tradition in our local metro Detroit area:

Rochester Irish Connection and the Motor City Irish Dance Company


Exploring the benefits and history of kombucha with links to local resources:

The Fizzy Facts About Kombucha


Here’s a look at the challenges of cycling in busy cities and metropolitan areas of Michigan:

The Ins and Outs of Cycling through Downtown Rochester


Exploring the many ways to get outdoors for healthy activities in the Rochester, Michigan area:

Outdoor Fun and Fitness in the Rochester Area


Here’s a piece I wrote about traveling to Frankenmuth, MI:

Michigan’s Little Bavaria


Visiting northern Oakland County in Michigan:

Top 5 Best Things To Do and See in Northern Oakland County, MI


This is a two-part series that I wrote with Michael Dwyer. This is a couple’s guide to visiting the lovely city of Lexington, KY in the springtime:

A Couples Weekend to Lexington, part one

An Early Spring for Couples in Kentucky, part two


This is another article I wrote with Michael Dwyer for the Oakland Press. This fun story is about traveling from Michigan to Chicago on a budget:

The Budget Way to Travel to Warm and Friendly Chicago


Additional articles have included the topics of rhythmic gymnastics, jockeys, fitness trail workouts, horseback riding camps, cross country skiing, fencing, dance, and more. I wrote for Michigan Sports Edge Magazine for several years.

I also wrote for a company newsletter which included company news, business developments, marketing, employee profiles, management interviews about new processes, awards, industry achievements, and PR events.

Regular columns have included “Destinations”, “Weekend Getaways”,  “Things To Do”, and “Gardening”.


Stay tuned for more posts and links!


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