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Just an Update

Posted on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 7:55 am.

For those who have missed my blog postings, my writing has been on hold as I have been on an intense antibiotic protocol for Lyme Disease and am continuing with alternative treatments at this time.  After having an unidentified illness for 6 years, I was finally diagnosed with Lyme and Co-infections July 2015. Being physically…   Read more »

Butterfly

The Pain of an Opening Heart

Posted on Thursday, February 5th, 2015 at 9:50 am.

It hurts for our hearts to open. Like when the blood has been cut off from a limb and begins to flow back in, it pricks and tingles, the intensity worsening as the oxygen-rich blood rushes in to feed the cells and nerves. The cells and nerves scream their discomfort, as they are flooded with…   Read more »

mike and jen

My Sense of Home

Posted on Saturday, December 27th, 2014 at 6:11 pm.

My much-loved husband nearly died three weeks ago. When I imagine my life without him, I realize that there is no place to go, nothing to do that could feel okay. I feel homeless, lost and adrift. What is home, but a tender heart we connect with? What is home other than acceptance and love? What…   Read more »

My Mother's Passing

My Mother’s Passing

Posted on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 3:48 pm.

My mother died July 22nd after a yearlong battle fighting a rare and deadly cancer, mucosal melanoma. It was the day before my birthday and I wasn’t there. Perhaps she picked that day to spare me her death occurring on my birthday. We had thought she would last longer. I had a visit planned.  …   Read more »

The Balance of Peace and Growth

The Balance of Peace and Growth

Posted on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 4:50 pm.

Although much of my life revolves around a daily routine of work, like all of us, I find myself bombarded with sensations and images, thoughts and feelings – and often caught between delight and distress. One moment I find myself in a clear beautiful sunny day after a rain, water droplets pooling on leaves and…   Read more »

My Blessings for the New Year

My Blessing For The New Year

Posted on Monday, December 30th, 2013 at 1:13 pm.

A few weeks ago, someone asked me, ‘what is your perfect life?’  The idea being that if I could name it, I could pray for it and perhaps manifest it. It seemed a simple enough question. My immediate answer was that the earth and its various inhabitants are safe and people are conscious. That we…   Read more »

Final Repose - Oil - Ron Wing

A Magnificent Life

Posted on Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 12:45 pm.

Last week my husband and I bought a beautiful piece of art.  We had gone to visit an old friend of my father’s – an artist – Ron Wing.  He is 84, had a heart attack several months ago and has congestive heart failure.  He was my father’s best friend. They had been friends since…   Read more »

Showing Our Brokenness

Posted on Thursday, September 12th, 2013 at 2:07 pm.

On the deck, there are a small group of sparrows eating the birdseed that has scattered everywhere from the feeder above.  It is a fairly peaceful day after a weeklong visit from relatives. The sun is shining.  The ocean is blue.  This moment is beautiful.  And yet as I look back at the previous week,…   Read more »

Female Intensity - Male Logic

Female Intensity – Male Logic

Posted on Saturday, June 29th, 2013 at 4:34 pm.

You are getting so intense – he said.  No shit, I think to myself- every cell of my body is screaming. Well if you stop ABC then I will stop XYZ he says, trying to fix the issue we were caught in.  What!!!!  He missed the whole point – that I worry about him, that…   Read more »

Ducklings

The Choice

Posted on Sunday, May 5th, 2013 at 1:31 pm.

I’ve been avoiding writing this piece.  Why?  Because I have a lot of thoughts and a lot of feelings that I haven’t been ready to delve into. There is a pair of mallard ducks that come and hang out in our pool for a few months every year. The female is a mottled brown and…   Read more »

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