Dream Foundation Veteran Program

  On this Veterans Day, I am excited to tell you about a newly launched Silver Lining program to celebrate and honor our veterans. As many of you know, I have been involved with the Santa Barbara-based, nationally-serving Dream Foundation for-what seems like-ever. As a hospice nurse, the organization is incredibly near and dear to my heart… Continue reading Dream Foundation Veteran Program

Lady Bird Johnson on Earth Day

Lady Bird Johnson on Earth Day Earth Day wouldn’t be the same without Lady Bird Johnson. You remember her right? She was First Lady to President Lydon B. Johnson. She was also an avid flower lover (something we have in common)!  What I learned about her is that she was an incredibily passionate environmentalist who… Continue reading Lady Bird Johnson on Earth Day

Monday Movie: The Theory of Everything

A MUST-SEE film this season is “The Theory of Everything” directed by James Marsh and written by Anthony McCarten. The cast includes: Eddie Redmayne as Stephen Hawking and  Felicity Jones as Jane Hawking. I hope that they are already planning their awards season outfits because they are sure going to need them! This is the extraordinary story… Continue reading Monday Movie: The Theory of Everything

Quotes About Books

Quotes About Books Being the self proclaimed nerdy girl that I am, my love for books only grows with time. Speaking of which, what are you reading this summer?  I’d love to hear! In the meantime, I thought I’d share a few lovely quotes about the Silver Linings many others have also found within books. Enjoy! ———————-… Continue reading Quotes About Books

Nyad Swim

Nyad Swim Did you hear the A-MA-ZING news that Diana Nyad successfully – valiantly! – swam 110 miles (110, folks!) from Cuba to the United States?  Yep. She did it 53 hours after setting off from Cuba. She was the first person ever to do this without the benefit of a shark cage (this distance has… Continue reading Nyad Swim