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[…]

In a World Where You Can be Anything….Be Kind

Are you feeling the desire to make a positive difference in our world? You aren’t alone! It’s as if the negativity reported daily in the morning headlines or on the evening news is compelling everyday people to simply begin to create positive solutions. Kindness, it seem, is the foundation. And the knowledge that every action Read more about In a World Where You Can be Anything….Be Kind[…]

This is What Democracy Looks Like

  On Saturday January 20, 2018,  one million of my closest friends and I once again took to the streets globally to have our voices heard in a world where they have been too long silent. On this first anniversary of the Women’s March it was heartening to see families everywhere: grandmothers, moms and daughters, Read more about This is What Democracy Looks Like[…]

I Have a Dream 2018

          If social media is any indication, many of us spent Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday contemplating his words, searching for an escape from these Divided States of America in which we currently reside. I know you join me in the vision of a world not divided by the barriers of Read more about I Have a Dream 2018[…]

My 60th Birthday Gift…to YOU.

January 2nd marked my 60th birthday. If landmark birthdays are the perfect time for reflection, then certainly, SIXTY gives cause to pause. I’m not buying that 60 is the new 40.  While I might actually see 80 years , 120 seems a bit of a stretch. So. Yep. It’s a fact.  I am now old. Read more about My 60th Birthday Gift…to YOU.[…]