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”?[…]

What Will You Do with Your 30,000 Days?

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? ~Mary Oliver.   Recently I read that a human being lives, on average, 30,000 days. Doing the math, that’s something close to 82 years, give or take a few leap years,.  Seems like quite a bit of time, right? Yet Read more about What Will You Do with Your 30,000 Days?[…]

What Can You Accomplish in Six minutes, 20 seconds?

  and these children that you spit on, as they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going through…” ~ David Bowie   Question:   What can you accomplish in 6 minutes and 20 seconds? a) Answer a few emails? b) Microwave a fresh baked brownie? c) Commit Read more about What Can You Accomplish in Six minutes, 20 seconds?[…]

Addressing The Elephant in the Room

  The question is, are we happy to suppose that our grandchildren may never be able to see an elephant except in a picture book? ~ David Attenborough   Do you remember the first time you saw an elephant? Perhaps it was in a picture book like Babar, or Horton Hears a Who? Or in Read more about Addressing The Elephant in the Room[…]

Six Steps to Finding Your Tribe

      When you find people who not only tolerate your quirks but celebrate them with glad cries of “Me too!” Be sure to cherish them. Because those weirdos are your tribe. ~ A.J. Downey, Cutter’s Hope   As humans, we are social beings. Study after study has shown that when we are connected, when Read more about Six Steps to Finding Your Tribe[…]

Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History ~Eleanor Roosevelt

  Today is International Women’s Day. How will you celebrate women’s achievements ? It’s hard to believe that prior to the 1970’s most women’s contributions were virtually an unknown topic in the United States public school curriculum. Or in general public consciousness.  It all started in 1910 Begun by the UN, globally, in 1910 to Read more about Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History ~Eleanor Roosevelt[…]

Plastic: The Last Straw

  As I recovering Catholic, I am quite familiar with the tradition of giving up something for Lent.  Swear words, chocolate and alcohol are just a few of the items I’ve renounced over the years. This year I am giving up Plastic STRAWS. Statistics note some 500 million plastic straws are used in the USA, one Read more about Plastic: The Last Straw[…]

Before You Abuse, Criticize and Accuse… Walk a Mile in My Shoes

I won’t lie. This week , the week of the Parkland shooting has been difficult for me. The violence, yes. But it is the anger, the vitriol, the divisiveness that has leveled me. As an empath, I feel it all. It won’t surprise those of you who truly know me to hear that I was driving Read more about Before You Abuse, Criticize and Accuse… Walk a Mile in My Shoes[…]

Confessions of a Tree Hugger

How do you connect with Nature? Yesterday, my cousin Carrie treated me to some time in Muir Woods, a 295 acre spot just north of San Francisco, home to a spectacular old growth redwood forest. With trees towering over 200 feet and girths a family can barely get their arms around, this 110 year old National Read more about Confessions of a Tree Hugger[…]

To Be or Not to Be ~ Will Shakespeare

Photo Credit to Peggy and Marco Lachmann-Anke   So you know that Aha moment when the answer to a question you’ve been ruminating on becomes crystal clear? Last Monday I was treated to my first ( at the age of 60!)  sailing adventure ever. Leaving Chula Vista Marina, with a knowledgeable captain at the helm, Read more about To Be or Not to Be ~ Will Shakespeare[…]