We are powerful women. We are heart filled women.
We are women of integrity and insight.
And we have hidden our lights under a basket for too long.
Now is our time to shine and share. So we start with each other.
And the ripples flow outward.
The Advice I Gave My Son In College: Dear Son: I enjoyed seeing you this weekend. I believe we had some heartfelt and open conversations. I also think we did not complete or further advance some important conversations we started. Dad and I are pleased to hear from you that you are doing a good job managing your time, putting in the time for your homework and getting your assignments handed in on time. You also told me you feel you are doing a good job adjusting to your college class schedule as well as your personal schedule (waking up and sleeping, eating in the cafeteria, getting some exerercise, making new acquaintances, etc). As you have discovered, Time Management is one of the important lessons you get to learn at college. You told me you have several big assignments/projects coming up and you said you were concerned about when you … Continue reading →
My Favorite Way to Give and Receive Thanks: After an immediate verbal “thank you”, my favorite way to give thanks is to write a letter to the person. A letter not only thanking them for the gift, or their help or whatever it was they gave me, but also explaining how knowing that person has made my life better. This act has resulted in my favorite way to receive thanks. My most memorable received thank you was from a group of storytelling colleagues who responded to a thank you I had sent THEM thanking them for being my teachers, mentors and role models. I have been surprised and delighted that, over the years, my written thank you notes have prompted the receivers to write me back their own thank you letter. This makes me realize we all want and need to be recognized for who we are and we all need … Continue reading →
I Stay in the Light: By refusing to accept that our world is polarized. That there is only Darkness or Light. Most of my life I have worn rose colored glasses and viewed the world through a lens of Love and Light. People have chided me for that, saying I am not living in the “real world.” And yet, my world has been a happy one. I have experienced plenty of pains and heartaches, of course. But I was born with my default set on “happy.” In today’s world, which seems determined to polarize people and politics, it has been more challenging for me to find my happy place. So instead I am focusing on a new reference point. It now looks like those yellow signs you see posted at schools or gas stations or libraries that read SAFE PLACE. Where and when I feel safe, I feel happy and … Continue reading →
What Am I Made Of? My Daddy’s Mom was soft and round. So am I. She smiled and called squirrels and birds to her side. So do I. My Mommys’ Mom was clean and hard. So am I. She looked after folks and organized lives. So do I. My Daddy’s Dad was silly and hard working. So am I. He honored the past and created the future. So do I. My Mommy’s Dad was short and strong. So am I. He loved to work with his crafty hands. So do I. My Daddy was smart, determined and proud. So am I. He stood straight and met life with his chin. So do I. My Mommy is small and fierce in her love. So am I. She challenged her kids and stood by her man. So do I. So where is the sugar and where is the spice? It’s all in … Continue reading →
What Warning Label Should Be Attached To Me? WARNING: Subject to Flights of Fancy. My imagination and willingness to believe in EVERYTHING has delighted me, baffled certain friends and family and created a wedge between me and a few people. At this point in my life, I am totally OK with all the above. I disagree with the statement: “Seeing is believing.” My motto is: “Believing is Seeing.” Fairies, Santa Claus, angels, time travel, paranormal abilities, destiny/divine order versus coincidences. The whole nine yards. Basically, I believe there is a little bit of truth in everything that has been said, printed, painted, filmed and imagined. Why am I such a gullible girl? I don’t see it as gullibility. I see it as POSSIBILITIES. When I open my mind to Possibilities, well, everything becomes…possible. When some people see endless problems, I see endless solutions. War is waging somewhere? Let’s lock hands, find … Continue reading →