Tag "Motivation"

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | Life is Made Up of Moments – February 2024

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | Life is Made Up of Moments – February 2024 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, Just the other day, at the end of a training session with my lil homies, I brought out a cake!  Of course everyone’s immediate reaction was excitement followed by the response, “Whose birthday is it?!” To which I answered, “Why does it need to be someone’s birthday in order

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | January 2024

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | January 2024 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I have the opportunity of working with amazing little homies as well as big homies.  What intrigues me about the big homies is where they come from and their story.  A fellow big homie I work with is a pilot who flies overseas for most of his work.  He has had to fly into devastating environments

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | December 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | December 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I find a bit of resistance when I write at this time of the year.  The holidays seem to be the happiest times for some and the worst of times for others. So as I navigate the waters of tide it’s that time…for the line that I wait all year to use…drum roll, please…Happy Festivus!!!! Okay, that’s

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | November 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | November 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I know God wouldn’t give me anything that I couldn’t handle, but between you and me, I hope I’m off the “strongest soldiers” list for 2024! Whew! My life over the last 14 months has been a constant battle of being up against the ropes, taking the punches, and then scaling the roughest side of the

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – September 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – September 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans It’s wild that September is coming to a close. It feels like it lasted about 2 hours!  Anywho, as some of you may know and those that aren’t aware, I had a partial knee replacement 3 weeks ago. Needless to say, after ACL surgery and my knee locking up, defects on my femur being patched up,

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | August 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | August 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, A significant playwright, essayist, and screenwriter of the 20th Century, Arthur Miller once said, “The best work that anybody ever writes is the work that is on the verge of embarrassing him, always.” He was correct!  As we know, my column last month was quite turbulent and most likely one of the most vulnerable pieces I’ve

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | July 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | July 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, From being on cloud nine last month, to hitting rock bottom this month…Welcome to this season of my life!  My hope is for this column to help encourage anyone that is fighting an internal battle that they don’t speak about.  You’re not alone. Lately, I’ve been holding on by a thread; emotionally, mentally, and physically.  Dealing

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | June 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross | June 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I have been so excited composing this column I almost submitted it a few weeks ago!  Though,  I hit the pause button.  I felt there would be more inspiration along the way, so I delayed bringing my art into the world.  Speaking of delay, lately, I’ve been reminded that delay does not mean denial.  In fact,

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – April 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – April 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, It was Franklin D. Roosevelt who once said, “A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor.”  I don’t plan on purchasing a sailboat anytime soon, but throughout the course of my life, and especially over the last seven months, I have taken some plunges into deep waters, ones I’ve never imagined sticking my big toe in,

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – March 2023

Off the Cuff with Jacqueline Ross – March 2023 By Jacqueline Ross Greetings, Humans, I’d like to share a short parable by Anthony De Mello.  I read this story for the first time about ten years ago and revisit it from time to to time to reflect. “A man found an eagle’s egg and put it in a nest of a barnyard hen. The eaglet hatched with the brood of