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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 >>>

Time to Reflect

Time to Reflect

Hi, all- I went on a Women’s Retreat last month to Castle Creek, Utah (outside of Moab).  We spent the week meeting in retreat circles and spending glorious days in the stunning vistas of the outdoor hiking, rafting and horseback riding. It was wonderful to go on a trip by myself and spend time with… Continue >>>

A Box of New Crayons

A Box of New Crayons

September has begun and the supply stores are emptied of new crayons in sharp, rainbow colors and empty spiral notebooks waiting to be filled.  Children in brand new school outfits, still sharply creased, wait anxiously at bus stops in the early morning hours of neighborhoods around the country.  The weather is still warm, but there… Continue >>>

Life Engagement

Life Engagement

Hi, all- I hope you have been having a wonderful summer.  This has been a big summer in our household, full of celebrations.  One of the most wistful celebrations was the engagement party for our only daughter and her fiancé.  Although we have been empty nesters for a few years now, I feel as if… Continue >>>

Listen to the Whispers

Listen to the Whispers

Lately, I hear gentle murmurs of life whispers around me.  The quiet messages that tap me on the shoulder as if to say, “Notice me. Pay attention.” I first noticed the whispers years ago when Oprah talked about them related to health and well being.  She said that your body whispers to you about what… Continue >>>

Awaken Your Dreams

Awaken Your Dreams

Last month I had the pleasure of facilitating a retreat in beautiful Idyllwild, California. What a wonderful weekend spent with like minded women who were looking to awaken their dreams and find their footing for their new path in life.  There is such magic in women taking the time to gather together for time to… Continue >>>

Uber Wisdom

Uber Wisdom

I recently planned a short weekend trip to visit my only child, my daughter, who became engaged in January.  We arranged two bridal appointments for a Saturday to look at wedding dresses and have some mother- daughter bonding time.  We booked the appointments and made plans for her to pick me up in the morning… Continue >>>

Lessons From a Zip Line

Lessons From a Zip Line

I stared into the green canopy of the rain forest beneath me and muttered,  “Courage is being afraid and doing it anyway,”  and then I stepped into the abyss… So went my first experience with zip lining on a recent trip to Costa Rica.  In my defense, I’ve always had a bit of an aversion to… Continue >>>

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