My darlings have returned for yet another blaze of beauty this evening. They serve as reminders once again to: Keep focusing on things that give you pleasure, peace, and serenity. Things that make your heart jump with joy. Things that make you sigh in the best of ways. Things that make you pause, things that [...]
I have been on my own now for just over seven years. Seven is a magical number and realizing this has caused me to sit back and think about all that I did to transform and empower myself – and to ultimately completely change my life. It has been a time of sweet and joyous [...]
Last night I said to my 90-year-old mom “I never get any cardinals…” We were talking about birds and which kinds we are able to attract into our yards. JUST NOW a bright red cardinal flew onto my deck and sat on the iron patio table. It seemed to look RIGHT AT ME through my [...]
Easter and Passover coincide this year. As I reflect on these two highly symbolic and sacred holidays I realize that Easter is about new life, resurrection, and new beginnings. Passover is about freedom. Both are apt metaphors for my story of transformation that began long ago with a rabbit. I like to say I have [...]
Keep your eyes, ears, and heart open. Help arrives at unexpected times from unexpected sources.
This winter I found myself facing betrayal and the accompanying painful issues of abandonment. Anyone who knows betrayal and abandonment knows that the emotions these events precipitate are absolutely staggering. There is loss and rejection. Bewilderment and confusion. Shock and numbness. Despair and grief. Longing and yearning. Denial, anger and shame. Self-blame and depression. You find yourself suddenly thrust [...]