In her own words 

INSPIRING UNITY THROUGH HEARTBROKEN COMMUNTIY

The global hospitality community has always been one of exceptional leaders - people who have dedicated their lives to taking care of, protecting, serving, and celebrating others. Why? Because hospitality has always been about welcoming people into one's home, whether...

BRIEF BREATHS OF COVID-HEALING

In a year+ of being intensely locked up and locked in by a global pandemic, a year+ in which we've been so tightly constricted in our connections to one another, the radius of our world dramatically reduced, restricted, relying on regulations for recalibration,...

AS MIDNIGHT NEARS PLEASE ALLOW TEARS TO FALL

We're almost there!! With Out Of Office notifications now activated, menorahs being carefully packed away, wrapping paper being collected from the base of Christmas trees, another round of turkey sandwiches being prepared from feasty left-overs, and playful off-line...

IN TAKING, COVID-19 HAS GIVEN

Tomorrow will be December. A new month - the final month of what was to be a new year: 2020, unlocking all of the hope and possibility, confidence and certainty of a new decade. Little did we know what 2020 would bring, how locked in we would all be, not just...

TAMING THE ROARING (20)20s

As we near the beginning of November - awed that we are into the countdown to the end of the year, bewildered by the blur behind us - it is impossible to not pause and think of all that has been. 2020 is not over yet, but still, who could have known that the roaring...

CRISIS: IT IS NOT LINEAR, IT IS LAYERED

Just 10 days ago the world watched in absolute horror as the Port of Beirut was shaken to the ground - the hopes and lives of the people of Beirut, and across Lebanon, altered irreversibly. Immediately one looks for reason. How? Why? Why now? What now? The Gods were...

PERMANENTLY CLOSED. THEY DIDN’T MAKE IT.

As our world works through the Summer of 2020 in the Northern hemisphere and Southern hemisphere winter sets in, we find ourselves locked into a year focused on COVID19. No longer are we looking to making it through in a matter of months. 2020 is a living case study,...

19 CANDLES. BIRTHDAYS IN THE TIMES OF COVID19

35,000 feet. That is where today - 17.06 - is always wished to be spent each year if not able to be with loved ones. Neither are an option this year. COVID19 has turned the days of 2020 into a long blur - days turning into weeks turning into months turning into a year...