Thanks. Giving.

Roasted Turkey. Stuffing. Mashed Potatoes and Gravy. Green Bean Casserole. Cranberries. Do these all sound familiar to you? Thanksgiving – a day steeped in history and tradition. The history has been modified, glamorized, and even forgotten over the past 4 centuries, however much of the tradition has remained, as many families and friends gather together… Read More

Another Grief Camp

Another camp. Another group of families who are sharing the rawness of their grief with total strangers. Friday evening always tenuous. Will they show up? Will they stay? Will they engage, or will they walk away? Saturday brings tentativeness, as we gather in our first large circle – the names are spoken out loud and… Read More

A Generation in Transition

One year and eight months ago, my corporate job as an executive in the insurance industry ended. I found myself with a nice paycheck for a year which meant a sense of freedom that I had never felt since I was a child. I didn’t have to get up to an alarm clock anymore. I… Read More

The Transformation…

Holy smokes! It has been two months since I have written a blog post! As my readers know, I like to post one to two times a month, and as you can see, I missed the mark for the past few months. So what has taken my attention away from sharing information that I think… Read More

A Strand of Pearls in the Making…

For audio version:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WXDTK9ts Pearl: Metaphor for something rare, fine, admirable and valuable (Wikipedia) My cousin Barb is celebrating the fourth year anniversary since she opened her salon, named The Pearl Salon.  She has taken the time to write public acknowledgments to honor each of the girls who make up her team… the people who have contributed… Read More

No New Year Resolutions For Me!

To listen to audio version, click here: http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/Ws7KQr1Q I am not creating any resolutions for 2015!  I don’t like the term Resolution because it is a word that reminds me of settling… of compromising… and I don’t want to settle or compromise on my life. As I looked up synonyms for the word Resolution through thesaurus.com, there… Read More

Stop Ahead…

Have you ever felt totally stopped?  One minute you are cruising through your life easily and then suddenly… a big old STOP SIGN shows up on your path? This week I know a few people who have all of a sudden been stopped in their tracks without out any warning signs. A group of people I know were told… Read More