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Thanks-Giving

Posted on Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 at 8:07 am.

Unfortunately, often there is a lot of old pain between family members that is not resolved, has not been adequately talked about, understood, reconciled and gently put away. The closed doors to these places are not airtight. They cannot hold back that which needs to eventually be aired and sorted.

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 »

Please Forgive Me. Thank You.

Posted on Sunday, July 12th, 2015 at 7:38 am.

As time seems to quicken, and our experiences intensify, and as I’ve personally experienced more loss and death in my life, I find myself seeking more peace. As I let go of more of the external – outcomes and things – I find myself needing to focus on what I find most important – releasing…   Read more »

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

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

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 »

Toughing It Out

Posted on Monday, February 3rd, 2014 at 11:13 am.

We all have emotional survival strategies that do not work. A common one is ‘going it alone,’ ‘sucking it up,’ or ‘toughing it out.’ We put our heads down, close our eyes and push forward, as if we are in a blizzard miles from home, and no one is with us. We aren’t even aware…   Read more »

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 »

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 »

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