Letting Go…


I live in a neighborhood full of deer. I often have to watch out for them as I drive to and fro, so I don’t hit them with my car. In February, in the ice and bitter cold, the mother deer watch their fawns stroll across the street, hoping they are not harmed. It is … Continue reading Letting Go…

May Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain


It’s 5 a.m. It’s quiet, and it’s my favorite part of the day. Introverts love quiet: quiet mornings, quiet afternoons and a contemplative walk, quiet evenings with a great book and an animal (or two), quiet workplaces so they can create. I am an introvert. I’m a lucky introvert because I stumbled upon Quiet: The … Continue reading May Book Review: Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain

I’m One of the Lucky Ones; Me Too, but…


I’ve never been raped. I’m one of the lucky ones. Violence from men towards women is at an alarming, disturbing high. It is extreme because we allow it. We dismiss, trivialize, ignore, and ridicule what happens to women. We laugh when woman talk about it.  We silence their voices. We do not hear their cries, … Continue reading I’m One of the Lucky Ones; Me Too, but…

3 Simple Ways to Set Your Heart on Fire and Why it Matters


I love coffee shops! I love what I see and find in them: people conversing, reading, writing, sharing, laughing, creating, enjoying, loafing around, and day dreaming. We need more of this in this very troubled world, don’t we? Yesterday, in one of my favorite hometown coffee shops, I experienced three things that touched my heart, … Continue reading 3 Simple Ways to Set Your Heart on Fire and Why it Matters

Not in a Relationship? Six Healthy Ways to Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day‏


It is that time again. It is that day we celebrate love and romance with chocolate, roses and commercialized, elaborate gifts to show our love and appreciation for that special person in our lives. For some of us, Valentine’s Day is a dreadful reminder of what we perceive we lack or what we desire and … Continue reading Not in a Relationship? Six Healthy Ways to Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day‏