Post-Stroke 10th Month

Be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud. ~ Maya Angelou This is the 10th month out from my stroke.  Each month has opened up new pathways both neurologically and emotionally, and so many replies to my newsletter (that I don’t get to answer but love love love...

Walking the Labyrinth

“The labyrinth is an ancient spiritual tool, a walking meditation, a path of prayer. Walking the labyrinth can reduce stress, quiet the mind, open the heart, and bring one closer to God. People come to the labyrinth to heal, to be enriched in the spiritual life,...

A Secret Place

discovering what I didn’t know that I didn’t know Walking a Labyrinth There’s something relaxing and meditative about walking a labyrinth. I’ve walked the gravel, dirt, brick, cement, and tiled labyrinths in six, maybe seven states here in the US. Most have been...

9 Months Post-stroke

EVERY STROKE IS DIFFERENT Every recovery is different.  I’m now 9 months out from my stroke. 9 months is usually associated with birth in humans. This “me after stroke” is kind of like a birth. Each month my brain relearns new ways of doing “old” things. Each month...

Words that help- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Today is Ralph Waldo Emerson’s birth day. His writing has become a part of my “words are powerful” treasured collection along with inspirations from Maya Angelou, Anne Lamott, David Whyte, Pema Chödrön, Matthew McConaughey, Thomas Moore, and lots more. A sampler:...

Hybrid’s the Word

The Eastside Writing Room Big News: Hybrid’s the Word! We had our first hybrid meeting in almost a year! In-person at my house and on Zoom! There’s something very special about in-person energy that is inspiring. We’ll be scheduling one hybrid a month along with our...