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As a 57 year old woman penning these words, I am amply aware that I have accumulated some baggage in my lifetime. From the moment we are born into families, we are threaded through with ancestral messages; spoken and silent. […]

“It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are still alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger for them.” -George Eliot What do you long […]

“If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is thank you, it will be enough.”-Meister Eckhart What is prayer?  Some might say that it is asking an outside male entity for a specific outcome as various faith […]

“All phenomena are interdependent…endlessly interwoven.”-Thich Nhat Hanh This concept jumped out at me today while I was reading a book at the gym, sweating my prayers on the elliptical. It is called Clearing Emotional Clutter, and was written by Donald […]

The highlight of my summer for the past umpteen years has been an event called The XPoNential Music Festival. The third weekend of July brings with it fun, friends, sun (usually), music, dancing, laughter and love. It is sponsored by member […]

“La clave es vivir sin prisa, pero sin pausa.” (The key is to live without hurry, but also without pause). My friend Greg Petitti shared this thought on his Facebook page today. It  had me pondering the meaning since it […]

  This morning, my friend Phyllis sent me this meme which delighted me no end. The initial reason is that the image is the Hamsa or Shaddai, known as ‘the hand of God’. It’s purpose is protection from evil. The […]

In this fast food communication time period, people use shorthand/text speak to communicate what is on their minds. Yesterday, I was reminded by a new friend with whom I was on a Naturist (meaning clothing optional in this case) hike to […]

On June 12, 2016, The Pulse, a Gay club in Orlando turned from a festive setting in which people  were enjoying an evening of revelry, to a killing ground when Omar Mateen, a 29 year- old man used assault weapons against […]

    It occurred to me today that in a month, I will be celebrating my second cardiaversary. In the interceding time since the heart attack, I have opened my heart, stretched comfort zones, allowed myself to be vulnerable, held […]

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