Hi there! Radio has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My first on-air performance was at the age of three on a jingle in Temple, Texas. From then on, despite a professional journey that has lead me through theatre, TV, media research and more, radio has always been my first professional love. I also enjoy and am an advocate for, the arts in all its various forms. I grew up in a creative household, and I have a natural attraction toward wordsmithery and creative endeavors. My basic life philosophy can be summed up in the words of the great Bill and Ted: “Be Excellent to Each Other.” In addition to music, of course, I also love writing, history, documentaries, films, conversation, kindness, animals, and basically most things. Wait... Wait. There are a couple of things I don’t love, like yogurt-covered raisins. Just no. Speaking of eating, I also enjoy culinary endeavors in the kitchen and have a certificate in plant-based nutrition, but I'm a "selective omnivore." I’ve lived all over Texas, but after receiving my BA in Theatre and Communication from McMurry University, I came back to East Texas. It’s an honor to share the day with you on 101.5 KNUE.
Embracing Your Inner “Weirdness”
What makes you "weird" may be the very things that set you apart and finally indicates the way for you to learn to find your own voice--which we need.
An Autumn Self-Care Checklist For You
Don't let yourself get so busy that you forget to take care of the person most likely tasked with managing the seasonal busy-ness--YOU.
October Evenings Make For Lovely Walks
I adore walking in the cooler temperatures and seeing the stunning sunsets. There's something kinda magical about walking as the sun begins to set.
Halloween Is Coming: So, What Scares You The Most?
Can we all agree that scary clowns are horrifying? Yes? OK, great let's proceed. By the way, the proper term for fear of clowns? Coulrophobia.
How Did Popcorn Become One Of Our Fave Snacks?
I'm listening to the popping in my microwave and I start to wonder. How did popcorn, of all things, became such a go-to snack for us. Where'd that get started?
Create Some Routines Now To Avoid Holiday Burnout
Here's a few ideas to help you solidify some daily routines and activities that will strengthen you before the happy chaos commences.
Check Out The ‘Rose City Farmer’s Market’ This Weekend In Tyler!
What can you find? Locally and sustainably-grown produce, grass fed meats and yard eggs, from-scratch pies/pastries, local honey, jams and jellies, and more.
Debunking Myths Around Getting A Good Night’s Sleep
There's many myths that have been spread around for years in regard to sleep. Hearing the debunking of some of these may be quite a comforting relief to you.
I Read My Old Journal & Found I Need Self-Compassion, Too. You?
Self-compassion seems to be a necessary first step to having true compassion for others. I don't know why exactly--but it does.
A Group Of Doctors Want A Warning Label Put On Cheese
Oh, that's not a happy headline to read, is it? We are definitely a cheese-adoring nation. So, what are these doctors concerned about? Breast Cancer Risk.
Does The Mayo Clinic Have A New Breast Cancer-Fighting Vaccine?
Dr. Chumsri said the vaccine is "supposed to stimulate a patient’s own immune response so that the immune cells like t-cells would go in and attack the cancer.
We Need Kindness Now More Than Ever
I woke up this morning to yet another line-up of brow-furrowing, heartbreaking headlines that can tempt one to either overdose on glazed donuts, go back to bed, or to begin to feel a creeping cynicism and apathy about all of the sadness going on around the world...