Intentions of Goodness

Intentions of Goodness

One Good Deed A Day My husband and I decided to set an intention to do at least one good deed a day and I want to invite you to join us. We were on a walk and discussing how we can do good in this life.   Sometimes it is the simple things; the anonymous, the tiny...
The Best Laid Plans…

The Best Laid Plans…

Holiday Past For nearly ten years our Army son was not home during the holidays.  Sometimes it was because it was his turn to take over guard duty at the base so colleagues who had children could share the holiday with their little ones.  At other times it was because...
How I Navigated Post-College Blues

How I Navigated Post-College Blues

The Start of a New Chapter  Graduating college during a pandemic is an accomplishment in itself. I was high on this achievement and ready to take on the world. After graduating, I had a perfect plan I was ready to put into action: I would finish college, apply to...
Learning to Listen

Learning to Listen

Family “Pardon me for talking while you’re interrupting.”  This snarky comment was often used in my family of origin as a verbal jab, an aggressive reminder to listen.  We were a large, boisterous, loud family of story-tellers and attention-seekers.  One of my...
Are You Worth Loving Yourself?

Are You Worth Loving Yourself?

Crave The Love Have you taken the time to really listen to what your heart is trying to tell you, and have you ever noticed just how much we crave loving ourselves, even when that seems to be the last thing on our list to do each day? Daily, we are bombarded with the...
The Challenge of Transition

The Challenge of Transition

California Three years ago, when my husband was offered a job in Brooklyn, we jumped at the chance.  We’d lived in Greenwich Village years ago, before our two sons were born.  Before we’d moved to Studio City.  Before the friendships made through years of parenting,...
Sensing Our Way Through Transitions

Sensing Our Way Through Transitions

I planted one foot in front of the other, feeling into each step as I allowed my hips and arms to swing wide.  Breathing in deeply, slowly, my lungs filled up with the crisp fall air.   I could smell the prior day’s rain in the damp leaves on the ground around me, and...
The Simple Joys of Enjoying

The Simple Joys of Enjoying

My husband and I had ticked off from our list the sites of Florence and Venice.  We headed to La Spezia, an unremarkable town that was the base for exploring the famous Cinque Terra, a series of five small Italian towns perched like tiny gems above the Ligurian Sea. ...
What is Sensuality To You?

What is Sensuality To You?

What do I know about Sensuality? Sensuality.  Ugh.  I think I’ll just skip this month and write something for November. Those were my exact thoughts when I saw the theme for this month. What do I know about sensuality?  My attempt at being sexy (or rather avoiding it...
The Pull Of Whopperland

The Pull Of Whopperland

My aunt and uncle owned a funeral home in Omaha, Nebraska.  They belonged to a country club with a sparkly pool.  Sometimes they vacationed in Europe.  Our family vacationed on a lake in Iowa.  We rented a two-room cabin with torn screens and questionable plumbing. ...
Truth Be Told…

Truth Be Told…

I’ve lived most of my life like Mystique from the X-men movies… … morphing into whoever I thought the people around me needed me to be. I imagine that’s what it must be like trying to play every part in a movie – exhausting. A part of me gets...
The Boundaries We Keep

The Boundaries We Keep

 I grew up in the Midwest with lots of aunts and uncles around.  They dropped in constantly.  There were no dates made or appointment planned.  They just showed up, sometimes with a box of doughnuts or sometimes a gallon of ice cream.  My mother would make a pot of...

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