Have We Forgotten Who We Are?

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door. ~Emma Lazarus   I know I am not alone in feeling heartbroken at the pain and devastation being inflicted on Read more about Have We Forgotten Who We Are?[…]

Where Is Our Collective Voice?

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai   These are crazy, confusing, uncertain times. The very institutions dedicated to protecting us are being systematically dismantled. We watch children as young as 18 months , ripped from the arms of their asylum seeking parents, only to be carted off to Read more about Where Is Our Collective Voice?[…]

Do You Believe in Magic?

It’s important to Remember that we all have Magic inside us. ~J.K. Rowling   When was the last time you experienced Magic? I’m not talking about the pulling-a-quarter-from-your-ear slight of hand that Uncle Bill uses to entertain at family gatherings.  Or that read-your-card trick that amuses and delights at a street fair. I’m talking about Read more about Do You Believe in Magic?[…]

How Courageous are You?

  Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway. ~John Wayne   Who is the most courageous person you know? If you come from a family of military men and women, whose expressed bravery to protect our country is a given, undoubtedly you are in awe of their ability to put their life Read more about How Courageous are You?[…]

What Would You Do If You Knew Your Neighbors were Going Hungry?

Throwing away food is like stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry. ~Pope Francis   Every day food companies in the USA throw away over 5,000 tons of nutrient rich, fresh produce. According to a 2016 Guardian report  roughly 50 percent of all produce in the United States is thrown away at an Read more about What Would You Do If You Knew Your Neighbors were Going Hungry?[…]

How Often Do You Leave Your Comfort Zone?

  If we can be brutally honest:  probably not very often. Who among us wants to encounter additional fear, stress and discomfort on purpose?. It’s much easier to stay in our own bubble of safety, security and certainty. Where life is predictable. Where we know what’s expected of us. Day after day, we drive the Read more about How Often Do You Leave Your Comfort Zone?[…]

Question: What Do 42 Million Americans Have in Common?

Answer:  They did not have enough to eat this month.   Let that sink in for a minute. One of every eight people in the United States of America is food insecure. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines food insecurity as a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. So maybe Read more about Question: What Do 42 Million Americans Have in Common?[…]

What’s on Your Plate?

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”  ~Hippocrates You value your health and that of your family but have a limited grocery budget and perhaps even more limited time for meal prep. News stories are filled with the latest on GMOs, pesticides, antibiotics, growth hormones and most recently, PLASTIC, all part of Read more about What’s on Your Plate?[…]

Is Your Glass Half Empty? or Half Full?

What’s your first thought when you wake in the morning? Happiness that you are here to experience another amazing day on Planet Earth? Or the vision of impossible tasks on your to do list for today? Do you wake with JOY? Or are your first words a curse, as you struggle to hit the snooze Read more about Is Your Glass Half Empty? or Half Full?[…]

Shouldn’t Every Day be “Earth Day”?

  The Earth is what we all have in common. ~Wendell Berry    This Sunday, April 22, marks the 48th celebration of Earth Day. In 1969, a devastating oil spill in Santa Barbara brought together the unlikely alliance of farmers and city dwellers,  land owners and migrant workers, Republicans and Democrats. With the shared goal Read more about Shouldn’t Every Day be “Earth Day”?[…]