- On September 6, 2018
I was so angry. Angrier than I can remember being in years. Something I thought was fixed, had unraveled again. It was important to me. And the person who I thought was taking care of it, wasn’t. This is not a feeling I’m used to, anger. I really try to approach things with an open
- On June 26, 2018
My husband came to ‘visit’ me in Lisbon for a week and we took a little side trip to the island of Madeira, a Portuguese island located about 400 miles off the Moroccan coast and a 90+ minute flight from Lisbon. Because it was my birthday, I splurged on the hotel, opting for The Vine.
- On April 13, 2018
Have you ever been to the optometrist to get fitted for new glasses? Staring at the eye chart, you strain to assess magnification acuity. “Which one is better? Lens A?” Click. “or B?” Click. “A?” Click. “or B?” What if we used this idea and looked at the world through a different lens every day?
- On March 22, 2018
“You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find, you get what you need.” –The Rolling Stones, 1969 “I did it again. Tried to jam 20 pounds of ‘stuff*%*’ in a 10 pound bag.” As I looked at my upcoming week on Sunday night, I thought, “how
- On September 11, 2017
I recently got a lesson in archery from a good friend and former Marine, Mike. Doing anything for the first time is humbling. I watched Mike gracefully pull the bow and arrow up to ready position and smoothly fire this shot group. Then watched his wife Linda with a bit more deliberate but almost ballet-like
- On August 22, 2017
…on August 21st the day of the ‘great’ eclipse? What was your experience? I was visiting Seattle, taking a morning walk with my husband along Centennial Park. The event was not total where I was, 90%, yet for a few minutes, it seemed everyone in the city was out in parks, on rooftops, on balconies to
- On May 31, 2017
I’ve been conducting a little experiment on myself. Every morning for the last two weeks, I wake up and say, out loud, “It’s going to be an awesome-sauce*day”. No matter what’s on the schedule. No matter how ‘behind’ I feel. No matter how complex and seemingly unsolvable is the challenge in my day. My unscientific result?
- On December 19, 2016
We are what we focus on—a necessary reminder during the hectic holiday season. If I expect to find stress and overwhelm, it is right there front and center. Party invitations; gift buying, wrapping, and shipping; decorating; baking; plus the inevitable gotta-get-it -done-before-the-end-of-the-year business stuff. And out of town family arrives when??? I have finally cracked
- On September 13, 2016
I have found a question that really helps me when navigating in difficult situations. It is a question I first came across as part of a very powerful transformation-discernment process developed and facilitated by my friend Jane Lovas. The question is, “What is mine to do?” I have recently been using the question alone as a mindful