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    Spring Forward

    On Wednesday, March 20 at 7:09 am EST, Spring, the season of rebirth, made her entrance! There’s still snow on the ground but it’s melting fast. The weather report is warning us of yet another snowstorm coming Monday. It works like this, as one season gives way to the next; two steps forward, one step backward… dancing the tango and so we go round the seasons. Saturday…

  • On Driftwood and Other Finds

    It’s been raining today on the island. I went for my morning walk a little later than usual. The girls had asked us to wake them up so they could go for a run while Neal and I took our walk. Not the best idea, in retrospect. I found myself getting pulled into a long conversation about the day. As expected, the girls are less than excited…

  • A Time For Me

    Waking up on the first morning of our vacation, I was greeted by the view of the sunrise over the harbor. Mary Oliver’s words came to mind. Hello, sun in my face.Hello, you who made the morning andspread it over the fields . . .Watch, now, how I start the dayin happiness, in kindness. I sat for meditation as the sun traveled up the horizon, its warmth…

  • Same Lesson . . . Time and Again

    Twelve years ago, when I was trying to decide which direction to take my coaching practice in, the message that kept coming to me was . . . “Keep it simple!” Over the years and through many trials, when I’d find myself plagued with doubt, I’d remember and set myself straight. When in doubt, keep it simple! About two weeks ago, I facilitated a retreat for nine…

  • At Home Again

    I was given my first camera at sixteen. I lived in Greece where I was born. It was a 35 mm Nikon FG. I still have it. I remember when I first held it in my hands – filled with anticipation and excitement. A good friend of mine was a professional and passionate photographer. He took me under his wing, taught me how to use my camera,…

  • Endings and New Beginnings

    Last night, we took down our Christmas tree. We tend to leave our tree up as long as we can. There’s something about the glow of twinkling lights that warms up a room and makes everything feel cozy and safe. When we put the tree up, the girls, Neal and I work together. We always do. It’s our family ritual. We put Christmas music on, string the…

  • Connecting the Dots

    “You have to be able to be happy in your own company,” he says. He appears to be in his seventies and he’s sitting with a younger woman. We’re at the mall where I brought my daughters and a friend of theirs for shopping. I’m not interested in shopping but I don’t want to drive home and back again. I decide to stay, have a cup of…

  • Let it Be Light!

    Yesterday, we celebrated the Winter Solstice. Today, we’re well on our journey to let the light fill our days once again. No matter what your beliefs are and how you choose to celebrate this season, we all share this moment in time – the time when we’re turning towards the light. I hope you take this moment to pause and breathe in the light, love, and peace…

  • Chase the Frenzy Away!

    It’s December, the holiday season is upon us and two buzz words are on the move – “Holiday Stress!” There’s a wealth of resources on how to manage holiday stress and allow room for joy and love to go around. It happens every year and it makes me wonder. Are people applying the tips and ideas? Are people taking their own advice? Do we really want to…

  • Along Came a Stranger

    This time my “teacher” happened to be a middle-aged woman in a dark suit and the loudest gum-chewing style I’ve ever encountered. You’re probably already thinking: “What is she talking about?” Have you noticed how we come across certain people who seem to enter the stage for the mere reason of pointing out something we need to pay attention to? It’s not meant to be a pleasant…

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