A visitor bearing gifts

Several days ago, I found out that someone close to me had betrayed me in a way that quite literally sent me into shock. For hours, my body shook and my heart felt like it would explode. Later that same night, as I tried to sleep but found it impossible…thoughts about the hurtful event felt… Continue reading A visitor bearing gifts

goodbye to a limiting way of thinking,…hello to a friend

I've been wanting to write this story for a while, and finally I am. I first met Maud Maynard in 2009, but I'd heard about her, and had been briefly introduced to her, in 2002... but I didn't want to have anything to do with her. Not because she wasn't a perfectly nice, possibly interesting… Continue reading goodbye to a limiting way of thinking,…hello to a friend

Change: The dance of Life

Years ago, someone in my family got quite angry with me for not acknowledging her daughter's birthday. I remember the feelings of guilt and embarrassment, but it wasn't because I hadn't remembered. I was particularly un-wealthy at that point in my life, and didn't want to just send a card (what 10-year-old is happy to… Continue reading Change: The dance of Life

The news of 2012: 100 stories of hope and love

I was watching a show this morning that highlighted the important events of 2012, but it seemed like so many of the "high-lights" were not high at all, but stories of very unhappy and tragic situations. So I thought, "What better way to celebrate the passing of 2012, and welcome a new year, than to… Continue reading The news of 2012: 100 stories of hope and love

“I distinctly remember forgetting that.”

I went upstairs on Saturday afternoon and found Fred peacefully sleeping in what had been Ben's bed. I'd noticed Ben downstairs on the couch, but that they had exchanged places (or more likely, Fred just took over Ben's spot and Ben adjusted accordingly) didn't occur to me until I was taking their pictures. I love… Continue reading “I distinctly remember forgetting that.”

Kindred spirits: A sea of Love

We're leaving for Mexico in the morning. I've had dreams of swimming in warm turquoise-blue water for years, and tomorrow night I will be. I feel a deep desire to float...just to float without a plan: to suspend thought, and let the beautiful ocean hold me up for a while. Although I won't be posting… Continue reading Kindred spirits: A sea of Love

Letting my heart lead the way, changing my mind

We  spent a wonderful Easter with Tom and Lindsay (my oldest son and his girlfriend) and her family. Tom moved back to the northeast a year ago, and this is the first time, in many years that we've lived within driving distance of each other.  On Sunday, it struck me that if Jack and I… Continue reading Letting my heart lead the way, changing my mind