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
Greetings! Recent events over the last few months have heightened our awareness of the breath: the challenges in breathing associated with COVID; the earth getting a breather with people staying in place; and protests with the words, "I can't breathe". This post, written by friend and colleague, Catherine Walker, brings another perspective to the idea … Continue reading Guest Post: The Right to Breathe
The arc of the universe bends toward justice. Martin Luther King My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together. Desmond Tutu The past few weeks are like none that I can remember. At times it’s felt like Rome was burning. What on earth is happening? The confluence of a … Continue reading Changing Times- We Can Only Hope