It’s important to be kind.Kay When I was twelve or so, my mother and I had a conversation about relationships. What my mother said then stunned me. “I am glad I married and had children, but if I had not, I would have made a life for myself just the same.” I did not fully … Continue reading Remembering Kay
Image credit: SaSaFit (https://www.sasafit.com/) …dream a little before you think.Toni Morrison Spring is here. The time of beginnings. A door opening to something new. But opening to what? Maybe it’s a fervent hope that something better is ahead (notwithstanding fringe politics, Omicron subvariants, Ukraine, and the world in turmoil). After more than two years of … Continue reading Realizing a Grand Ambition
Sometimes there are no words. I have felt heartsick at the images of atrocities in Ukraine. People deserve to be safe and live their lives. It is not too much to ask, and yet it somehow it has become so. The world watches the horrors unfold and weeps. I could not find words that would … Continue reading Slava Ukraini!
I am pleased to introduce Paulette Blais, who graciously agreed to share one of her blog posts. I have known Paulette for some time. More recently, our collaboration has centered on supporting my evolving work as a writer and exploring possibilities that inspire at this life stage. Paulette coaches with warmth, skill, and an ability … Continue reading Micro-dosing
Imagine a gender equal world.International Women’s Day theme All I want is a little respect.Aretha Franklin from the song RESPECT We have come so far and have so far to go. Let’s celebrate women everywhere- not only for their achievements, but for what women do each and every day to support their families and get … Continue reading International Women’s Day: Don’t Be Quiet!
I will not have my life narrowed down…bell hooks Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves to recognize how good things really are.Marianne Williamson Recently, a friend shared an experience in which she was racing against time to mail gifts to the UK in time for Christmas. At the post office, while … Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold.W. B. Yeats The centre will hold.Anne Lamott The other day I found myself in traffic and heard the honk of a driver impatient with a pedestrian who was not crossing the street quickly enough for his liking. Suddenly irritated, I thought, are we back to this again? I … Continue reading Easing in -Imagining a Post Pandemic World
Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.Mary Oliver We must admit there will be music despite everything.Jack Gilbert It has been a long year. No idea when the spread of this virus and its variants will end; none the less, we’re in a different place as we move through this time of COVID-19. We have … Continue reading Experiencing Joy in the Time of COVID-19
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