Living Well

Hot Cross Buns Anyone?

Posted by on April 16, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      One thing I remember about Easter growing up was my mom serving hot cross buns.  I love icing and I love bread, so the combination was an outright winner for me!   I want to share today about another combination involving a cross that’s right on our horizon this Easter week.  On […]

Don’t Hit the Snooze Button!

Posted by on April 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Is your alarm going off?   Are you getting up?   Waking up?   Spring is the perfect time for us to wake up from any slumber of cultural status quo, from any places we are hiding in complacency, and from any conformity we’ve been masquerading in.   The Sun is calling for […]

Slow Your Wild Down

Posted by on April 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    I was down in Florida last week, and as I walked out of a hole-in-the-wall hot dog place, there was this sign on the back door:   Slow Your  Wild  Down   It was a tiny place, and I’m thinking they weren’t wanting people rushing out the back door or else they might […]

You Had Me at Aloha

Posted by on March 25, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Since I am now an avid practitioner of the ancient Ho’oponopono prayer, I’ve felt led to look at some of the other Hawaiian traditions and meanings of words.   Aloha is a gorgeous word, rich and deep in meaning and intention.  It’s kind of like Namaste:  The Divine in me honors and bows […]

The Superstars of Today

Posted by on March 19, 2014 at 5:23 pm

  Today I’m just in one of those teary places….well, I guess I am always prone to tears coming on oh so quickly.  Not sad tears as much as tears from being touched by life, touched by love.  I think I get this from my mom.  :)   And I wouldn’t trade it for anything. […]

Opportunities in the Darndest Places

Posted by on March 12, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      What really is unconditional love?   We use that term quite a bit, and I wonder how much we have truly lived it or experienced it from another.   It’s on my mind and heart lately, and I wanted to say a few words about it.  Food for thought.   I’m currently […]

Now That’s Radical

Posted by on March 5, 2014 at 6:33 pm

      Years ago I took the 40 Hour Basic Mediation Certification course required for all mediators.  After that, I took the Advanced Family Mediation training.  Just today I spent some time thinking about what I learned in these classes and practice sessions…thinking about what skills I use on an almost daily, if not […]

The Simplicity of For

Posted by on February 26, 2014 at 6:48 pm

      As the Olympics wrapped up last weekend, and as I cried for like the zillionth time watching an event, I asked myself what the deep emotions were really about.  This is what I heard:   FOR   If I could sum up the games in one word I think it would be […]

No Excuses, Life is Waiting

Posted by on February 19, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Today’s blog entry is oh so simple and oh so important.   It’s a message you’ve probably heard before, so I want you to pause right this moment and pretend you are putting on some funky magic glasses that will allow you to see and hear what you’ve never before seen or […]

Goodbye Shore

Posted by on February 12, 2014 at 5:35 pm

    I’ll tell ya right up front that I’m hoping to provoke a response from within you today.  That response being a gigantic YES decree that pours out of you all day today and tomorrow and the day after that…   I imagine many of you watch some of the Olympic events.  My sons […]