The Heart and Mind Connection


With my current research studies, I find that my time to sit down and creatively write often loses in competition with higher priorities. After an experience last week I felt compelled to write. I was in LA waiting to catch a flight home. It was an especially busy airport and I stood outside the lounge […]

How far have you come?


Sunday is my most favorite day of the week. It’s me time to reflect, connect, appreciate, respond to lifes gifts, and engage in that inner connectedness with all things important that sometimes gets lost in the waves of everyday life. I love the words of Romans 8:28…In all things God works for the good of […]

Perspectives


I am ever aware of what seems like a growing number of people and family members that have chosen to shut out the lives of others. We do this with such a quick brisk exit that there is no time or opportunity to learn how to agree to disagree. When we do this our actions […]

What’s Up for 2015?


Tomorrow begins for me an annual pilgrimage, a two week period of time that I look forward to each year with great enthusiasm and energy. I have selfishly embraced this time for more than 20 years, finding time to be mindful in evaluating my life, my contributions, my progress toward goals, am I on track […]

Hopes and Dreams


There is a quote that has always struck me….” As long as we think dugout canoes are the only possibility-all that is real or can be real- we will never see the ship, we will never feel the wind blow.”~ Sonia Johnson. How many of us go through life, so busy in all of the […]

Estranged Relationships


There is a little talked about, silent epidemic that is growing among families-parental estrangement from adult children. No matter the reasons or how it initially happened one thing is clear, it is the child’s reality and nothing you can do or say will convince them otherwise. Dr. Joshua Coleman has done much work on the […]

Life through the Eyes of Another


Two men, both seriously ill, occupied the same hospital room. One man was allowed to sit up in his bed for an hour each afternoon to help drain the fluid from his lungs. His bed was next to the room’s only window. The other man had to spend all his time flat on his back. […]

Name the Day!


Maybe today is the day! What will be your intention today? What will you name the day? Will it be Service? Will it be Growth? Maybe you might choose Inspiration and Find Your Voice. Then where will you send the intentions? To your marriage, your work, your children? What ever it be, make it yours, […]

When They Simply Go Away: Love and Loss


The past seven days in our house have been spent in wonder and in worry; and in searching for Scout. Scout is our friend, our aging friend that brings us so much joy. Scout is 12 years old and has diabetes. Scout is blind and on insulin. Twice a day I say “It’s Insulin time!” […]

Sundays………


Have I said how much I love Sundays? I know, I know,…..I say it all the time. Sundays are great for S L O W. Sundays for me are slowing down in love, in our relationships, in prayer and thanks, AND delishing in slow food. My Sundays are in preparation for the week ahead. I […]