I recently stumbled upon a TED talk that really got me thinking about the relationship between success and happiness. Some perceive the two to be mutually exclusive, and some believe one cannot exist without the other. The truth is, they are neither. The video I watched was by a gentleman named Shawn Anchor entitled “The.. read more →

Whether biologically related or created through close friends, family is an essential part of everyone’s lives. Having a support system there for you at any moment is crucial for a healthy, happy life. In my new book, Conflicting Webs, as well as throughout my Web Series, family plays a vital role. There are many different.. read more →

For the eleventh installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series, we will be taking a look into “Enabling.” Discussing enabling is important because an enabling father is a strong theme in my new book, Conflicting Webs. Enabling vs. Empowering In the last installment of “Why People Do What They Do,” we discussed.. read more →

For the tenth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series, I will be taking a closer look at Empowerment. Empowering makes individuals stronger and more confident in their control of their lives. Being empowered allows a person to be able to stand up for their rights, what they deserve, and what is.. read more →

As early as 1800, companies began mass-producing Valentine’s Day cards. It is estimated that 150 million cards are exchanged on this day every year, ranking Valentine’s Day as second among occasion where most greeting cards are given. Valentine’s Day, though, isn’t just about the cards, gifts, chocolate, and flowers. It is a day to show.. read more →

For the ninth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series, I will be discussing the topic of betrayal. Betrayal is a common theme throughout my series. Betrayal whether it is from a friend, spouse, significant other, or coworker, always leaves behind pain. What you thought, believed, and trusted is deemed incorrect. You.. read more →

For the eighth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series, I decided to take a look at the motivations behind friendship. Friendship is the underlying theme of my upcoming novel, Conflicting Webs. Friendships are often unique, diverse, and special. Friends can start out from a variety of places, but all share an.. read more →

For the seventh installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series, I thought we would take a look at the motivations behind love. In the previous six we discussed the psychology of greed, psychology of loss, psychology of secrets, psychology of fear, psychology of commitment, and the psychology of anger. This week, I.. read more →

This is the fifth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series. In the previous four we discussed the psychology of greed, psychology of loss, psychology of secrets and psychology of fear. This time, I thought we would take a look at the motivations behind commitment. I tend to write novels inhabited with.. read more →

This is the fourth installment in my ‘Why People Do What They Do” series. In the previous three discussing the psychology of greed, psychology of loss and psychology of secrets. This week, I want to discuss the motivations behind fear. I regularly use fear as an underlying motivator for my characters in my Webs Series.. read more →