Life is beautiful...and full of surprises Dear Friends, It became abundantly clear that my August blog regarding DNA discoveries needed a part two. Key parts of the story were missing (I didn’t want to inundate readers with too much dramatic detail all at once). I'm back to tie up loose ends and share another twist … Continue reading A DNA Story: Part Two with More Surprises!
Dear Friends: I have a fascinating story to share, but I'm going to let my guest writer do the talking here! I am honored that "Matt", a close relative, agreed to tell his story. The names are changed to protect privacy, and identities are blotted out in accompanying photos. When I became estranged from a … Continue reading You Never Know What Life Will Bring: A DNA story
May 7, 2020 Dear Friends and Readers, A good friend sent me a text this morning asking if she had missed my April blog and wondered if I were taking a break. She wrote, "I know that writing a blog takes emotional effort and energy, but I'm a Swooning Grace fan and I'll be waiting … Continue reading Seeking Grace (and the Last Supermoon of 2020)
"Sometimes the changes that we don't want are the changes we need to grow." - Anonymous Dear Friends, It was late December and obstinate winter had settled in. Darkness wrapped itself tightly around my being causing me to want to curl up into a cocoon, and not wake up until spring. 😆 That is... until … Continue reading Life is Change; Change is Life
Dear Friends, Going through a recent move got me thinking about what an ultimate cleanse might look like. In general, participating in cleanses or fasting is not my thing, unless forced into it by a colonoscopy appointment 🙀 and then I go into a mini meltdown because I can't stand the idea of not eating … Continue reading Introducing the 2020 Ultimate Cleanse!
"We are sturdy beings. But in many ways, we are fragile. We can accept change and loss, but this comes at our own pace and in our own way. And only God can determine the timing." (The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie) Dear Friends, It was my initial thought to title my … Continue reading When Life Serves Up a Shock Wave
"Who looks outside dreams, who looks within, awakes." - Carl Jung Dear Friends, What's on my mind today? Well, I'm wondering if anyone is tired of learning life lessons? I know I get a little weary when I go through a rough patch and lesson after lesson hurl themselves in front of me. My sister … Continue reading The Inside Passage, Alaska: Lessons Learned
"Just for today, I will be unafraid. Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful, and to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will give to me." (Alanon "Just for Today" Bookmark) Recently I came across a sign in a sporting goods store that said: "Just … Continue reading JUST FOR TODAY
Dear Friends, I use the word "greet" with purposeful intent versus applying terms such as "fighting, tackling or confronting aging". I've also decided to take the phrase "anti-aging" out of my vocabulary. I know where my bread is buttered and who has the upper hand here, and it is not MOI. The one who holds … Continue reading Greeting The Angel Of Aging
Dear Friends, My family members and I are always looking for rays of light in the photos we take. Sometimes the light rays are streaking and peaking through branches of trees; at other times they are luminous emanations splayed from clouds. We like to imagine that the light beams are visitations from our loved ones, … Continue reading Rays of Light, Rays of Hope (making crises work for us)