Still Believe that “Silence is Golden”?

Speech is Silver. Silence is Golden. ~Thomas Carlyle   In 1831, when Scottish social commentator Thomas Carlyle translated these words into English, the prevailing thought in civilized society was that saying nothing was preferable to speaking. Discretion, being defined as “recognizing and avoiding words, actions, and attitudes that could have undesirable consequences”  has long been Read more about Still Believe that “Silence is Golden”?[…]

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?[…]

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[…]

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.[…]