Following In Her Flutter-Steps

Following In Her Flutter-Steps

One day as I was in my garden I noticed some of the leaves on my Citrus tree were looking rather chewed up. I knew what this sign meant, and I went in search of the culprits. Soon enough, I found them. Five tiny little black things with white markings that looked like...
Three Integrity Take-Aways

Three Integrity Take-Aways

While thinking about the word “integrity” I considered the many different meanings of the word. There is the integrity of an object, such as a chair, where we are talking about whether or not it can do the job it is meant to do, such as bear the weight of the person...
On Being In Love

On Being In Love

It’s 7am and my eyes barely crack open as I sense a presence near my face. I feel the nuzzle of a soft beard and hot breath on my cheek as my husband whispers goodbye. He’s on his way to work, and I still have at least half an hour before I have to get up, so I...
The Gifts in the Darkness

The Gifts in the Darkness

As a child, I was normally fearful of the darkness when I went to bed, having to have a nightlight on not only to see my way to the bathroom but just for the comfort it gave. However, there were certain times when the opposite was true. I remember that eager...
Life After Death

Life After Death

There was a weekend this month that has changed me. It was the weekend of my beautiful sister-in-laws’ Celebration of Life. That Saturday my husband and I flew in to Phoenix with extended family. We arrived in time to change and head over to the place we all were...
The Whole Left Behind

The Whole Left Behind

As I began writing this months’ blog title, I meant to write “The Hole Left Behind” rather than “whole.” Yet there it is – and I am realizing, it was what they’d call, perhaps a Freudian slip. Or an act of the universe, giving me a little lesson. Because sometimes in...
The Peace Below The Waves

The Peace Below The Waves

Sometimes the only way to be free is for something to die. There was a day I was driving along the California coastline in my little convertible, wind in my hair, tent and suitcase in my trunk, heading to camp at the beach. I was running away. I was at the end of my...
Tune In Tomorrow

Tune In Tomorrow

My father was in the hospital… he’d been there at least two weeks. His kidneys were failing, and his heart was struggling. He’d been battling Diabetes for about two years, and at 90 his strong body was finally getting weak. But still, his mind was...
Every Day Wonder Woman

Every Day Wonder Woman

I was asked recently to talk about the power of the feminine. In this era of Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel, I figured that should be easy. Finally the world is recognizing that women can do it all, right? Hold the child with one arm while saving the world with the...
The No-Nest Syndrome

The No-Nest Syndrome

I never wanted children. I never wanted children. While everyone around me was planning and having families, I was on a course of my own, wanting to be free and experience life to the fullest, not wanting to be responsible for anyone else other than myself. It...
What Would Jim Carrey Do?

What Would Jim Carrey Do?

One day in the hospital, this mischievous and funny and loud child came out of me. Because I got bored. “Not allowing fear to cover up my playful heart.”- Jim Carrey A Jim Carrey speech and his words about not allowing fear to cover up my playful heart is...

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