Be present

October 24, 2013 by  
Filed under INNER JOURNEY

Something I read a while ago that rings true everyday: “Practice self-appreciation based on what is present and not on what is absent, on what is, rather than on what isn’t.” Focus on applying this to your PERSONAL LIFE, your LOVE RELATIONSHIPS, your CHILDREN, your FAMILY. Watch what happens.

Beauty humbles

August 14, 2013 by  
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Sometimes extreme, sheer beauty just busts me up. Like the gorgeous dusty, light brown mountains of northern California — their undulating, rolling shapes — against the blue, blue, very blue sky.  I love the “line” that the top of the mountains makes against the sky. The shadows. The curves. How they roll along the landscape. How they […]

Sending You a Thimble Full of Love

March 6, 2013 by  
Filed under SYMBOLS & TEACHERS

A simply WONDERFUL package arrived on my front porch today! Another box FULL of thimbles from my wonderful friend and colleague named Lynne who lives in Michigan. She sent me her family’s thimble collection which they started in the 1950’s. There were over 100 in all. There are crystal thimbles, sterling silver thimbles, a leather […]

Love Never Ends — My Late Sister-in-law’s Knitting Needles

January 28, 2013 by  
Filed under INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

Today when I got home from running errands there was a package on my front porch — again. This time it was from my sister, Keo, who lives in Tennessee. She sent me a wonderful package FULL of knitting and sewing items that belonged to our late sister-in-law, Betty, who passed away several years ago. […]

40 Things I Did To Transform My Self and My Life

January 1, 2013 by  
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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 […]

A Dream Has Come True

September 23, 2012 by  
Filed under LIFE STAGES

Today was a wonderful day! I met with Laurie McCutchan, the Executive Director of The Hope Institute of Uganda, to learn about its work in Jinja, Uganda to empower families towards economic viability, education for all, access to affordable health care, and more.  Laurie’s fantastic husband Jim came along — because we would put him to […]

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