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...

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:...

Where Will You Be in 25 Years?

My husband Hank, a.k.a. the National Treasure, reads several online newspapers each morning. He often sends me links to things we’ve talked about, or that strike him as newsworthy of sharing.  He forwarded an article to me about a woman who was 109 and died last week...

Where Will You Be in Six Months?

THE 6 MONTHS QUESTION Cary Grant (one of the classic Hollywood leading men from the 1930s-1960s) once asked: Where will you be in 6 months? This seems a logistical question if asked of someone who’s going on a trip, or simply out of curiosity. In Cary’s case, it was...

Just Play With It- Part 1

LET’S PLAY A group of young kids ( 7-8 year-olds) are watching a video. I’m watching them. All of them are staring with that totally absorbed look. Faces relaxed. Mouths slightly open. Eyes unblinking. Some with a half-smile. Some grinning and wiggling. Is it a...