A Passion for Life!

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']O[/dropcaps]ver the span of my life, there have been so many occasions that I’ve worked myself into a tizzy to be perfect and put my best...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463134091655{padding-top: 80px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']P[/dropcaps]ondering a series of changes in my thinking this past year.  Several people have insinuated that perhaps I’m going through a mid-life crisis - that time...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hen was the last time you have invested in a real conversation?  A conversation with someone you love and care about. A connection with someone who...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']S[/dropcaps]ome people have a “Bucket List,” which is a list of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish in a lifetime.  When...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']Y[/dropcaps]ou know that feeling you get after a mega-coffee binge? You’re wired, feeling a bit like Wonder Woman and out to light the world on fire? ...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text]Editor’s Note:  Humor is good for the soul!  And with that in mind theStitch welcomes you to our new semi-regular column entitled “Broad Speak: Because Life is So Damn Funny.” This...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']R[/dropcaps]ecently when thinking of ideas to celebrate our mom’s birthday, I remembered that we’d had a conversation about things she’d like to do. One thing that...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]t is really hard sometimes to be yourself in the face of peer pressure, mean girls, parents and other authority figures, not to mention society's expectations....

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']W[/dropcaps]hat do you think of when you hear the words “athlete” or “athletic body?”  Does your mind immediately picture people with super-toned, slim bodies sipping spinach...

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="grid" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern" css=".vc_custom_1463133938886{padding-bottom: 25px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-1 vc_col-lg-10 vc_col-md-offset-1 vc_col-md-10"][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' font_size='45' color='#191919' background_color='' border_color='']T[/dropcaps]his last weekend, contestant Deshauna Barber from District of Columbia was crowned Miss USA 2016, and it was well deserved. She is an Army Lt. serving as...