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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Overwhelm

Posted on Monday, April 1st, 2013 at 2:54 pm.

Maybe you could call it a creative block, but what it really feels like is that I’m caught between these different and enormous landscapes, like being in the middle of moving worlds and everything is changing and I don’t know yet where I am standing. On the mundane level, I can tell you exactly what…   Read more »

What I wish for Jyoti Singh Pandey

Posted on Sunday, February 3rd, 2013 at 2:02 pm.

Yesterday I first learned her name and saw her picture.  She was smiling with warm brown eyes and long dark hair.  She looked petite, young and sweet.  I was glad to learn her name. I was glad to see her picture.  I was glad to get to know her a tiny bit in this way.…   Read more »

Emotional Detoxification

Posted on Saturday, January 12th, 2013 at 1:58 pm.

I read the an article about health recently and was struck by this paragraph: We are in a constant exchange with our environment, which is governed by the laws of osmosis. If mercury is in the fish we eat, over time we have mercury in our system. We cannot keep our system pristine and clean,…   Read more »

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