All that we are is a story.Richard Wagamese Above all, be the heroine in your own story.Nora Ephron Once upon a time, there was a pandemic…. You know the story. We’ve all been part of this unfolding drama for more than a year – one that was thrust upon us, demanding much. Years from now … Continue reading What is your pandemic story?
Let’s All Choose to ChallengeTheme for International Women’s Day 2021 A world that does not respect women’s power does not respect women.Women for Women International On this International Women’s Day, let us celebrate women- the brave ones; the exhausted ones; the pioneers; those struggling; the creative ones; the wise ones; and everyone in between. This … Continue reading Celebrating Women: Reflections and Hopes
Where can we find light/In this never-ending shade?Amanda Gorman from her poem The Hill We Climb A profound truth is a statement whose opposite is also a profound truth.Frank Wilczek referencing physicist Niels Bohr I was recently talking to someone about the COVID situation (isn’t that what we do these days?) and this woman expressed … Continue reading Hunkering Down in the Time of COVID 19: What’s a Superstar Woman to Do?
It was the best of times; It was the worst of times.Charles Dickens Be kind, be calm and be safe.Bonnie Henry 2020 was the year the world shut down. The planet, long neglected and unappreciated, had a rest. Busy lives were put on hold; skies and waterways cleared; we could hear birds sing; and most … Continue reading The Year that Was: Upheaval, Hope, and Lessons Along the Way
This is the year we acquired a new vocabulary. The lexicon of infection control that became common parlance gave us a way of describing what felt for many, an out-of-control time. The pandemic also inspired many forms of creative expression as offerings of thoughtful reflection and which manifested the best of the human spirit. A … Continue reading Words of the Year in the Time of COVID -19.
Baby we were born to run.Bruce Springsteen Never settle for a ripple when you can make a wave.Unknown Waiting for the race to start A quick decision can change your life. You may not realize it immediately, but that decision ultimately transforms you in ways you could not imagine. Such was my decision to run … Continue reading Celebrating the Women Who Run
So, on that day and in that place, the President sang Amazing GraceZoe Mulford* It’s safe to say the world is watching the US election this week. On November 3, the people will have the final word on the direction of their country. So much has been said in this election -argued, opined, persuaded, shouted, … Continue reading Watching and Waiting
Oh, to love what is lovely, and will not last! What a task to ask of anything, or anyone…Mary Oliver I love it when the shirts turn plaid.New Yorker cartoon in reference to the fall season. A few days ago, following an early morning rain, I sat on a park bench taking in the freshness … Continue reading Squeeze the Day- Changing Seasons in the Time of COVID-19
Practice listening to your intuition, your inner voice; ask questions; be curious; see what you see; hear what you hear; and then act upon what you know to be true.Clarissa Pinkola Estés We are now beginning to emerge from months of COVID cocooning, having lived (and continuing to live) by the daily watchwords of caution; … Continue reading Musings of a Wild Woman
Rest is a sacred act. Anne Lamott Don’t reach for normal; reach for better. Michelle Obama At this stage in the COVID journey, we seem to be in a new place. The need to be vigilant remains; life is far from what it was; and many people (parents, care providers, essential workers of all kinds, … Continue reading Day to Day Living in the Time of COVID-19 -Have Mask Will Travel