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A Day at the Beach

A Day at the Beach

Hi, all- I had the privilege of hosting a one day retreat by the beach recently, Live Your Best Life Now.  On a warm October day, a wonderful group of women gathered at the beautiful Hotel Indigo in Del Mar, California. We journaled, we shared, we laughed and there might have been a few tears,… Continue >>>

A New Start

A New Start

Hi, all- There is something about late August that tugs at me as a retired teacher.  Even though the weather is hot and your body sweats in the summer heat, the stores are filled with back to school supplies and you feel the excitement in the air.  As the new school year begins, I feel… Continue >>>

Live Your Best Life Now

Live Your Best Life Now

Hi, all- Do you yearn for a more meaningful life? Do you ever feel like you’re going through the motions, rather than really living your life? Do you yearn to take a pause in your life and take a breath? Are you dealing with a transition in your life – divorce, empty nest, new job,… Continue >>>

Heat Spell

Heat Spell

We’ve been having a heat spell in San Diego, and everyone is complaining about the sizzling temperatures that have suddenly developed after a cool and rainy May.  As my fellow San Diegans search out cool drinks to sip in the shade, I chuckle at the amateurs trying to combat the rising temperatures.  You see, heat… Continue >>>

Selfish vs. Selfless

Selfish vs. Selfless

Is it just me, or do you cringe at the word selfish?  As I prepared for my self care retreat,” Learn to Flourish in Mind, Body and Spirit”, last month in Idyllwild, I was struck by the negative way most women react when they hear that word.  Women tend to feel selfish when they take… Continue >>>

Spring Forward

Spring Forward

Hi, all- Spring is in the air, the flowers are blooming and change is drifting with the breeze.  I feel like I can breathe more deeply as the winter season changes into spring.  The weather gets warmer, the windows are open and the breeze, and my breath, flows more easily. Spring brings the urge to… Continue >>>

March, 2019 Newsletter

Hi, all- Since March is the month of St. Patrick’s Day, I’ve been thinking about luck.  More specifically, I’ve been feeling the absence of luck lately.  My husband has had health issues recently that required hospitalization (he’s on the mend now), and I’ve been feeling overextended and stressed.   A friend reminded me that I… Continue >>>

No Improvement Needed

No Improvement Needed

Hi, all- The month of January seems as if it creates ripples of “improvement” all around us.  The t.v. and magazines are full of ways to better ourselves, the gyms are advertising membership deals and the air around us is full of quiet accusations that we need to fix ourselves for the coming new year. … Continue >>>

Happy 2019!

Happy 2019!

Hi, all- Are you as shocked as I am that a new year is upon us?  I swear that I was just turning the calendar page to January, 2018 a minute ago! I always find myself mentally reviewing the previous year as I get ready to greet January.  I’ve never had much luck with resolutions,… Continue >>>

Heartstrings

Heartstrings

Hi, all- I felt introspective as we drove from San Diego to Seattle for our only child’s wedding.  My mind drifted over the miles as I remembered gazing at our daughter’s infant face in the hospital after she was born.  After years of infertility, it seemed like a dream that she was finally here.  I… Continue >>>

“It is a beautiful thing to learn from you-and with you- and be witness to the inspiration and support you are to the ever widening circle of women who come into your life.” (Ilene)

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