See With Your Heart…And Live as One

Today is fellow-Aquarian Bob Marley’s birthday (February 6th). I’m a huge fan, despite his early demise (skin cancer) when he was 36 and I was 8. Bob Marley is a legend whose words and lyrical poetry transcend time. He was a prophet and a promoter of love, equality, and peace. It’s unfortunate that when many people think of Bob Marley, […]

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The Value of a Village

It’s Takes a Village. We’ve all heard that expression before, and it’s usually in reference to raising a child. Being a parent is such a great, unyielding, easily overwhelming responsibility that it requires the assistance of others. At times, however often or infrequent, we need the support of others to teach, protect, transport our children because we just can’t do […]

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Why Relationships are More Important than Resolutions

No one wants to read another post about New Years resolutions, and I sure don’t want to write one. It’s a New Year. We should feel renewed, as the calendar and our annual quest for accomplishments resets. Instead, let’s talk about another R word…an even more relevant one…relationships. Our world revolves around our relationships. Whether it’s with ourself, our boss, […]

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Why Start A Gratitude Journal

It’s that mystical week in-between the holiday season and New Year’s. Typically, I spend this sleepy time outlining my goals for the next year. This year though, I have something new to do. This year, I’m reading through my gratitude journal. And while I’m not yet done, I’m already in awe. If you need a new or simply an additional […]

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The Trick to Forgiveness

What do you do when good people, or evens strangers, do things that hurt? Are you quick to anger? Do you take it personally and react with anger and possibly defend? Or perhaps you fall into self pity and wonder why me? I am guilty of all of the above. But like a recovering addict, I am mindful of my […]

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The Problem with Death

I just got back in town after attending the funeral of someone who was dearly loved and who died suddenly, unexpectedly, at the young age of 47. He leaves behind two children and his wife of 21 years, my college roommate. The collective sadness at the varied gatherings was nearly crippling. The pit in my stomach still remains. We lost […]

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And Then You Rise

My prior post wasn’t so perky. It was raw and real, and also healing. When you allow yourself to feel, you allow yourself to heal. Feeling leads to healing. And today, Tuesday, I feel light, and bright, fresh and full. I could write more, but this feels right. 🙂

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Why Do We Give?

Does doing random (as in to a stranger) or personal (to someone you know) acts of kindness really accomplish anything? Could doing something as seemingly immaterial as paying $2.50 for a stranger’s cup of coffee possibly have a meaningful impact on their day? After paying it forward for now 50 consecutive days, I can tell you I honestly don’t know. […]

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How To Love When You Don’t Agree…

My husband is a realist. I’m a dreamer. And somehow we meet in the middle and enjoy the journey together. It’s a logical question to ask. How do you knowingly, willingly choose to share your life with someone who doesn’t share the same belief system that guides you? How do you stay happily married if one partner’s perspective is that […]

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