Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky
Adaptability / awareness / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Forgiveness / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love / Moving On / Relationships / Self-Help / Staying Positive

Yoga Can Make You Cry, If You’re Lucky

Have you ever had one of those rare ah-hah moments—the kind that crystallize your positive thinking and self-awareness so much that you have no choice but to fully submit to its purity and power? I was fortunate today to have such a moment, one that brought me to tears. It felt as though a tsunami … Continue reading

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure
Adaptability / Adversity / awareness / balance / Challenge / Change / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Lessons From the Rose Garden SERIES / Transition / We Are Connected

Lessons from the Rose Garden__1: Growing Under Pressure

  Alas, the beautiful flowering rose bushes that captured our hearts at the garden center last week have turned to crunchy critters within a week of bringing them home, courtesy of unseasonable 100-degree temps here in Arizona. The roses are in new soil and a new environment, which is tough enough on its own. Add … Continue reading

Still Learning Wise and Wonderful Lessons From Mom
Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Love

Still Learning Wise and Wonderful Lessons From Mom

Just when I suppose I’ve learned all I can from my mom, she says something simple that shines a light on my periodic limited thinking–the kind of thinking that is self-centered or petty. I’ll never know whether she does it on purpose (meant as a passive, gentle guiding nudge) or whether it’s my own evolving, … Continue reading

Trump, Hillary, Fear Of and Hope For the Homeless in a Walmart Parking Lot
Adversity / Challenge / Denial / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Empathy / Facing Reality / Fear / Gratitude / Love / Relationships / We Are Connected

Trump, Hillary, Fear Of and Hope For the Homeless in a Walmart Parking Lot

I sit here alone in a Walmart parking lot, somewhere between where I started and where I’m going. My partner and I were on our way from Arizona to California when our camping trailer suffered a broken axle. We are stranded here as long as it takes to fix it, which so far is almost … Continue reading

Sept. 11, 2016: Honor, Not Disrespect, For the Disregarded; My One Good Deed
Adaptability / Empathy / Gratitude / Inspiration from Others / Moving On

Sept. 11, 2016: Honor, Not Disrespect, For the Disregarded; My One Good Deed

This is a photo I put together, copied, and then framed to bring with me to all the places I would visit this somber September 11th in 2016. It is of my former husband, a federal responder at Ground Zero, who remained there for 4 months straight after the disaster and remained on high alert … Continue reading

Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk
Attachment / Challenge / Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Relationships / Serendipity

Saint Patrick and the Serendipitous Serpentine Writing Desk

“My tings . . . my TINGS!” an overly emotional Maureen O’Hara exclaimed to a frustrated John Wayne in the classic movie The Quiet Man. Filmed in breathtakingly beautiful Ireland, it is by far my favorite movie to watch not only around Saint Patrick’s Day but anytime of year. In the movie, the characters names … Continue reading

Make Good Choices. Be Grateful. Be Happy.
Emotional Evolution & Spiritual Growth / Gratitude / Love

Make Good Choices. Be Grateful. Be Happy.

A brand new year and with it a chance to “make good choices, make good friends.” Choose to be happy by choosing to be grateful. Here’s wishing you every good fortune this year, whether that be good health, improved finances, or increased gratitude–whatever it is that speaks to your daily needs and your heart’s desires. … Continue reading