December 14, 2019

Dear Friends…. For this holiday, our family decided to gift togetherness and adventure rather than pretty wrapped gifts. Money spent on frivolous sparkly items, soft gloves, warm hats, the newest and best gimmicks of the season will instead go to staying and playing to...

October 24, 2019

Dear Friends… the last few months have been filled with odd energies swirling in dissident directions. Sometimes the energy was upsetting, other times, loving and kind. When a decision I made felt secure, it became shaky. What seemed like a certain direction flipped 18...

September 19, 2019

Seven percent! That is the club we now belong to having been married for 50 years. This statistic seems low to me, since we have long-term friends in this same club. We recently met up with two other couples from college who were married in the sixties and are still to...

August 15, 2019

At almost 91, mom died of old age at home. Without a defining illness, she did not qualify for hospice care. We were alone floating on an island of ignorance and confusion. Mom was my neighbor for over 27 years and I became her champion for the last chapter of her life...

July 10, 2019

The concept of letting go seems so simple. Just let whatever is bothering you float away on a strong clear current towards the sea or on a gust of warm wind. Yet, it is not simple, nor easy to let go and replace worries with emptiness or a fresh thought. I find the mor...

May 29, 2019

My continuous lack of sleep caused tiredness, frustration, limitations and anger with myself. I knew I needed help and relief. Sleeping pills, CBD, sleep aids, potions and melatonin were completely ineffective. Blurry eyed, I googled sleep issues in my area and found a...

April 8, 2019

A friend calls you with terrible news. It could be any one of a myriad of human issues: their beloved parent is dying and they are at their wits end; their child has received a terrible diagnosis and is suffering; their spouse had a heart attack and is in the hospital;...

March 4, 2019

At 71 years of age, I am beginning to understand how time and age changes energy and perspectives. Over a twenty-five year span, my parents were our neighbors allowing me the opportunity to watch them gradually slow down. I did not understand where their energy went. T...

January 29, 2019

Unless you’re a professional caregiver, a healthcare professional, or someone who has sat with dying people, it’s likely you’ll be unprepared for the experience of a loved one’s last days. At least, that is what I discovered watching life disappear in my mom’s last day...

December 24, 2018

Oh me oh my, here we are in the midst of the holidays! Each year it seems a different holiday perspective presents itself. Some years are fully planned and executed and some are on the fly. This year, we are in the midst of moving from one state to another and I have n...

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