Be kind. No exceptions. Cashier Ishmael Gilbert was.

An extremely worthy Facebook post with an important message has gone viral and that makes me smile. 19-year-old Ishmael Gilbert was ringing up shoppers at a Target in Indiana when an elderly woman came up next in line. She wanted to pay for her purchase in all change. This caused some people on the growing line…

#90Seconds of a Mom’s Struggle With Addiction

I met Abby Kay Perrin of Virginia when she responded to WUSA9’s question on social media – what are you grateful for? The TV station launched this campaign around Thanksgiving, giving our viewers (and us too) the opportunity to express our gratitude – such an important thing to do, in my humble opinion. Abby wrote…

#90Seconds of stories in 2015 that stayed with me #2

Peter Laboy and his wife Suzanne’s courage, tenacity and heart stay with me.  After the now-retired Alexandria Police motorcycle cop was shot in the head while trying to make a traffic stop in February 2013, he suffered severe injuries including traumatic brain injury. To this day, a bullet is still lodged in his head. The once-active husband and dad was in the hospital…

#90Seconds of Happy New Year! 

 I’m finishing up the year working with my pal Allyson Rae. How are YOU saying goodbye to 2015? I’m spending it with close friends enjoying good food and wine. At the end of each year, I list my accomplishments, and look at the goals I set for the year back in January. It helps me…

#90Seconds of the stories I just can’t forget

 I feel so blessed to have interviewed so many inspiring people in 2015. As I look back at the year, I wanted to share some of the people whose stories stayed with me. Stacy Jewell Lewis debuted her play chronicling her journey from being sex trafficked off a DC street when she was 19 to her fight to escape…

#90Seconds of I’m blown away by this couple’s #Gratitude

It’s been said that gratitude is the best attitude. The station I work for, WUSA9, launched an online feature called the Wall of Gratitude, where viewers can post what they are grateful for this holiday season. I was blessed to be able to tell a few people’s stories. Kendell Milton reached out to say how…

#90Seconds of A Father’s Love For His Daughter

Have you ever looked at someone and immediately felt a twinge of jealousy? You didn’t want to, but you’re human, and can’t help it. That person just seems to have it all: looks, personality, the perfect family, amazing educational opportunities, athletic ability and seemingly unlimited potential for their future. Now, add to that list of attributes – a sunny personality, the ultimate…

#90Seconds of The Art of Waiting in Your Life

Do you like to wait? Duh. No one does. Least of all me. But, I have come to the spectacular realization that I have been doing myself a disservice by NOT waiting – by forcing answers, forcing hands, and even forcing mediocrity in several aspects of my life. And, I didn’t even know I was…