Changing My Story

Last week, Kiddo selected The Whisper by Pamela Zagarenski as part of her bedtime reading.  It’s a story about a little girl who reads a magical book without words, because the words fell out on her way home from school.  Frustrated at the absence of words, she hears a whisper (a fox perched outside her Read More …

Birthday Cake Epiphany – Part 1

Tomorrow, we celebrate my friend’s 50th birthday.  So, what’s in order for the occasion?  My favorite word: C-A-K-E. Maybe it’s because I’m recovering my energy back enough to be creative again.  Maybe it’s because I like people to “ooh and aah” over something I have done.  Actually, I find that pretty embarrassing, especially when accompanied Read More …

Simple Things

The first breaths of dawn in sync with my own A soft, warm cheek nestled on my chest A morning walk with an appreciative dog Soft background music while Drinking warm coffee on a grey day The taste of cake batter and anticipation of the joy it will bring later, all decked out in its Read More …

Do No Harm

Do No Harm.” My mantra for the next month.  The ripple potential stretches wide.  Do no harm to: My body My thoughts (which have a direct link to the body) My relationships with Kiddo and Hubby My friends and family Total strangers The environment The Universe Now the “How” question. Response: Start with “What is Read More …

Week in Pictures

With all of the negativity, fear and anger out there in the media, I have made a commitment to not get sucked in, to not to be a part of the problem.  Hollering out one’s convictions without being open to hearing all sides never changed anyone’s convictions. Ever. I choose to dwell on what is rarely Read More …

Garden Carnage

Oy. Oy. Oy. The joys of older home ownership. Like snaking clumps of clay from the sewer line. Like calling a plumber and he says, “that’s not good.” Like said plumber confirming that the sewer line has to be dug out…through the landscaping that you designed, excavated, and toiled months to put in. Like… You Read More …

So Where Were We?

Ah, yes: my last post was on spring fever if I recall correctly.  Except now it is nearly fall. Kiddo started back at preschool today, and I find myself with more time on my hands.  And, you know what?  I’m a little sad about that.  Kiddo and I had an awesome summer together.  We went Read More …

Back-to-Basics Bread Making

There is so much information out there, so many voices telling us that they know the way to eat, to exercise, to work and live.  I find it all time-consuming, overwhelming and, at times, stressful. I had an epiphany over the holiday break:  Experience has shown me that my instincts are spot on for what works Read More …

No, I Haven’t Dropped Off The Earth’s Face

Yeah, I know.  It’s been a few weeks.  Okay, a month.  Sorry. Except, that I’m not. What I am is rested.  And grounded.  And happy. I have always wanted to take a four-week hiatus.  Jet off to somewhere tropical (a.k.a. Kauai) or at least do something interesting.  Immerse myself in day-to-day realities without the distraction of There Read More …

Setting Goals That You Can Keep

The only way I know how to accomplish anything in this life is to do it.  Doing it means you want it.  In my corporate days, I got the reputation of being a Closer.  I got stuff done, often by just moving before indecision took hold.   Need a proposal response managed?  Moving to a new Read More …