Living Thoughtfully

Ah, February, the month of love. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to reflect on those in your life whom you love. There are a lot of ways to show care to those we love. Some of my favorite role models are those who show love and thoughtfulness through adversity. Maya Angelou is one of those […]

Looking back, looking forward

For me, this year has flown by and brought many joys and challenges with it. You might be feeling the same, too. As I reflect on challenges from this past year I see opportunities to grow in unity and kindness as individuals, communities, and a nation. Whatever this year has brought to you there are […]

Attitude of Gratitude

We are in the holiday season, folks! Hasn’t this year flown by? At CPM we honor you and your stories. This month I wanted to tell you a bit more about myself by including the top 10 things I am thankful for. I’m thankful for… Family – Especially my immediate family, but also my extended and […]


Whew, the rains have found those of us in the Pacific Northwest again, haven’t they? Good thing the weather was a little gentler than the forecasters predicted. Hopefully, you are all staying dry! Recently I have been thinking about the importance of kindness. A family friend who walked with me through the difficult process of […]

Changing Seasons

Ah, the colors of autumn are settling into the Pacific Northwest.  It started a little early this year, too, in mid-August.  All of you that work around wine grapes in our region are busy with Crush season, possibly a bit earlier then planned. So, how do we handle change whether predictable or unexpected?  Sometimes, we […]