Archive for the ‘Peace’ Category

Think Like a Weed.

Got weeds? Me too. No matter how many I pull out, a few days later…there they are again. Weeds even find a way to grow out of cracks in the concrete, seams in the street that appear to be completely filled with tar. They pop out of gigantic red rock mountains in Colorado. Weeds (and […]

What time is it?

If you are cruising into your forties, or fifties, or sixties or seventies, or beyond… doncha think it’s time? If you have the URGE to see yourself be yourself again, to believe in yourself again, to SEE YOURSELF as WHOLE, and TALENTED, and POSSIBLE…’s a little nudge to tuck away. Maybe this could be suitable […]

Look Out World, Here I Come. Or Maybe Not.

Here we go again. All the talk of new year’s resolutions. Fact is, most people who do RESOLVE at the first of the year have DISSOLVED by mid-February. I believe WE (the universal WE) have a core issue driving all those resolutions….one that’s not talked about very much…and certainly not often understood as the linchpin […]

Christmas Present.

In my book, “Christmas” is one of those hot button words. It conjures up all kinds of swirling bits. Memories, happy and sad, vividly etched for a lifetime. Traditions loved or those tests of our patience we vow never to do again. Most of my young life, our family packed up the minute school let […]

SUPER MOON..Super Reminder

Did you see the moon last night? SO HUGE. SO BRIGHT. It won’t be back to see us like that again until 2034! So, it got me to thinking. My brain seems to take some unusual thought walks. Tonight walked right into an old hymn I’ve loved all my life: HE’S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD […]

Oh Gosh. It’s Here.

When I first starting writing this blog in 2009, I went to a class about the “right way” to write a blog. They spent the majority of the time telling us how to “monetize” our posts….getting a massive number of followers which would attract the Googles of the world, which would attract the advertisers of […]

Finding Our Rock Solid Inner Home.

Much of my life, I have known MY purpose was to assist/advocate for others in finding THEIRS. It’s always been so clear to me that all of us need a rock, solid center from which to operate. Something in us needs to be able to say…”THIS IS ME“…and mean it. Not in that defiant “flip-you-off” […]

Words I wish were mine. I share with you.

My favorite word is….YES. I ask myself…“How do I get to ‘YES’?….all the time. If it’s something I really, really want to know, or do, or be, then I ask, “How do I get to “Deep Yes”? When I get quiet and remind myself that faith is the absence of worry, then all kinds of […]

It’s not/never what you think.

In every way, she was my hero. Jacquie had done a brilliant job of making her mess, her message. As an accomplished writer, she took her trials of being a stepmother into an award-winning book, full of solutions. Her down-to-earth wisdom spoke to me. As a newly minted stepmother myself, I was looking for some […]

Baby, It’s OLD Outside!

OK…Full disclosure. I hit 65 this year. And when I say “hit”, I mean like a freight train. Who knew I would need emergency heart surgery? And, then the other nine or so random surgeries that also seemed to need my full attention for the rest of last year. I’ve always thought every year sort […]