As I walked Marley this crisp January 2nd morning, it suddenly dawned on me that this is the first year I can remember that I didn’t make a grandiose list of New Year’s resolutions, usually concerning dietary and lifestyle changes and, of course, weight-loss. I have to admit that it feels concurrently strange and incredibly … More Resolutely Resolutionless
In the New Year, I wish you joy and peace, good health and grace. I wish you the strength to turn away from fear and embrace love with open arms. We’ve come through a battle, one not yet ending, but light shines on the horizon. There is an electricity in the air that sparks a … More In the New Year
Dan and I rang in the new year in our favorite way- in the peace of our home with the animals, a healthy dinner, a yummy cocktail, and to bed early. The perfect introvert celebration, filled with meaningful reflection about the year and decade past and hopeful dreams for our future. There has been so … More Seeing 20/20 in 2020
Dan and I were talking last night about all that we have been through over the past ten years. 2010 was an especially challenging year for us in many ways; we lost Dan’s mother, Dan was unexpectedly laid off from his job bringing all sorts of financial difficulties to our family, I severely broke my … More A Decade of Life: Welcome to the Roaring Twenties
I turned fifty-six years old earlier this month (dear God!), and for most of these many years I have gone through the ritual of making New Years’ resolutions as January approached. I’ve saved many of my lists, and as I look back at them I see a litany of setting myself up for failure. Lose … More A Resolution of Resolutions
Just a turn of the calendar- nothing has changed, but everything has changed. A fresh start, another chance to get things right, To grow, to change, to live. Let’s reimagine things, expect the best to happen. Just a little tweak in our thinking, A little courage, A little faith, And everything shifts. Great expectations … More Great Expectations
I woke in the middle of the night, panting, my heart pounding. I had had a vivid nightmare that seemed so very real, too real. A thread running throughout was that someone was trying to kill me, a common theme in my dreams lately. At the end of the nightmare, Dan had picked me up … More Revelations
In anticipation Of great things to come, Of friendship and love, Of joys, sorrows, Laughter and tears, In anticipation Of growth and change, Of life fully embraced, I wish you every good thing in the New Year. Blossom and bloom, my friends!