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!
Dear Friends, I'm going to take you back in time because I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about why and how we land at the places we do. When my husband and I were first married in 1980, we lived in a tiny, one bedroom apartment in San Francisco's Sunset district where our only windows opened … Continue reading The Grass is Greener Where You Water It
Did anyone know there is a national "Pet Peeve" week? I didn't until I got a note on October 8th from my Northern California ukulele teacher announcing that fact, and asking the group to pick songs for our weekly strumming session that contained items or events that annoy us. I didn't even know that National … Continue reading Pet Peeves: A Path to Self Awareness
"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
June 21, 2019 Dear Friends, My sister Marilyn recently traveled to Scotland and sent me a photo of the "Praying Hands of Mary" (see photo above) which is located in the longest glen of Scotland, Glen Lyon. It is also known as "Fionn's Rock" and the legend is that Celtic hero Fionn MacCumhaill (Finn … Continue reading Split in Two (when no decision is a decision)
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)