Musings

Celebrations Big and Small

Celebrations Big and Small

I don’t take enough time to celebrate. It’s easy to celebrate the big stuff, like a birthday or the holidays, or big accomplishments, but what about all the small daily moments I engage in, even privately? I made a commitment and set a goal at the end of January to give myself three hours a day devoted to me: to journal and reflect, to move, to read for pleasure, to play piano, to write, to meditate, and to engage in any other activity that is an act of focused self-love.

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Winter Solstice’s Invitation

Winter Solstice’s Invitation

Every religion and spiritual path references the light and the dark. At this time of year, no matter our spiritual path, we sit in the darkness, awaiting the growing days and the returning light. I offer these words to you with the intention that you will connect with your individual light and prepare to shine it into the world, remembering that light can and must prevail.

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Grief and Gratitude

Grief and Gratitude

I’ve come to believe that we can hold more than one emotion simultaneously. I used to believe we could only feel one emotion at a time, but life has shown me differently. And in this current season of life, I am experiencing it firsthand. I now find myself in a place of grief and gratitude, experiencing both, along with moments of joy. It’s hard to admit that joy is here, but she is, reminding me that love, friendship, family, and beautiful experiences continue, along with life itself.

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Autumn’s Release

Autumn’s Release

The leaves on our majestic backyard tree have begun to turn brilliant colors of golden yellow. After this beautiful, brilliant lightshow, the leaves will begin to die and drop to the ground. She shows me that this cycle of shedding, storing, resting, and awakening to grow and produce is her process. I don’t know if I’ll ever consider the process of letting go easy or beautiful, but I do believe to my core that is it healthy to release whatever prevents the light from entering, just as my special tree, teaches me.

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Fall’s Invitation

Fall’s Invitation

The Fall Equinox reminds us of balance and the interaction of the light and the dark. It is the momentary pause as we take in a big inhale and sit with this balance point before we exhale into the shorter days and longer nights ahead.

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August Musings

August Musings

The month of August is already halfway over, a bittersweet month filled with endings and new beginnings. It means we’re moving toward summer’s end—the bloom of many of summer’s fruits, vegetables, and flowers is slowing down. Many crops are being harvested as we begin the preparations for the coming of fall and winter.

read more
Writing Your Story in Longhand

Writing Your Story in Longhand

Writing in longhand is a dying art. From my vantage point, being in my sixties, I feel sad that cursive writing is an art form we may lose completely in the not-so-distant future. As a matter of fact, in 2010, the US government officially removed cursive from the...

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Ah Springtime!

Ah Springtime!

I’ve just returned from a two-week visit to the land of my ancestors: Italy.  It is the place where my heart yearns to dwell. Surrounded by vivid evidence of springtime, with green grasses and flowers in bloom, it was especially hard to leave this time. Here in...

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Mosaic Heart Turns 1

Mosaic Heart Turns 1

THE JOURNEY FROM WRITER TO PUBLISHED AUTHOR! One year ago, in February 2022, Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life was birthed into the world. It had taken more than ten years to write, shape, and refine the story I needed to share. And, although it took so many...

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You and Your Story Matter

You and Your Story Matter

When it comes to writing our stories, so often we stop before we ever begin. We shut down that inner urge to share our stories. We convince ourselves that we are not important or worthy to share them. Yet, for those of us being called to write, the beckoning doesn’t...

read more
Celebrations Big and Small

Celebrations Big and Small

I don’t take enough time to celebrate. It’s easy to celebrate the big stuff, like a birthday or the holidays, or big accomplishments, but what about all the small daily moments I engage in, even privately? I made a commitment and set a goal at the end of January to give myself three hours a day devoted to me: to journal and reflect, to move, to read for pleasure, to play piano, to write, to meditate, and to engage in any other activity that is an act of focused self-love.

read more
Winter Solstice’s Invitation

Winter Solstice’s Invitation

Every religion and spiritual path references the light and the dark. At this time of year, no matter our spiritual path, we sit in the darkness, awaiting the growing days and the returning light. I offer these words to you with the intention that you will connect with your individual light and prepare to shine it into the world, remembering that light can and must prevail.

read more
Grief and Gratitude

Grief and Gratitude

I’ve come to believe that we can hold more than one emotion simultaneously. I used to believe we could only feel one emotion at a time, but life has shown me differently. And in this current season of life, I am experiencing it firsthand. I now find myself in a place of grief and gratitude, experiencing both, along with moments of joy. It’s hard to admit that joy is here, but she is, reminding me that love, friendship, family, and beautiful experiences continue, along with life itself.

read more
Autumn’s Release

Autumn’s Release

The leaves on our majestic backyard tree have begun to turn brilliant colors of golden yellow. After this beautiful, brilliant lightshow, the leaves will begin to die and drop to the ground. She shows me that this cycle of shedding, storing, resting, and awakening to grow and produce is her process. I don’t know if I’ll ever consider the process of letting go easy or beautiful, but I do believe to my core that is it healthy to release whatever prevents the light from entering, just as my special tree, teaches me.

read more
Fall’s Invitation

Fall’s Invitation

The Fall Equinox reminds us of balance and the interaction of the light and the dark. It is the momentary pause as we take in a big inhale and sit with this balance point before we exhale into the shorter days and longer nights ahead.

read more
August Musings

August Musings

The month of August is already halfway over, a bittersweet month filled with endings and new beginnings. It means we’re moving toward summer’s end—the bloom of many of summer’s fruits, vegetables, and flowers is slowing down. Many crops are being harvested as we begin the preparations for the coming of fall and winter.

read more
Writing Your Story in Longhand

Writing Your Story in Longhand

Writing in longhand is a dying art. From my vantage point, being in my sixties, I feel sad that cursive writing is an art form we may lose completely in the not-so-distant future. As a matter of fact, in 2010, the US government officially removed cursive from the...

read more
Ah Springtime!

Ah Springtime!

I’ve just returned from a two-week visit to the land of my ancestors: Italy.  It is the place where my heart yearns to dwell. Surrounded by vivid evidence of springtime, with green grasses and flowers in bloom, it was especially hard to leave this time. Here in...

read more
Mosaic Heart Turns 1

Mosaic Heart Turns 1

THE JOURNEY FROM WRITER TO PUBLISHED AUTHOR! One year ago, in February 2022, Mosaic Heart: Pieces of an Unfinished Life was birthed into the world. It had taken more than ten years to write, shape, and refine the story I needed to share. And, although it took so many...

read more
You and Your Story Matter

You and Your Story Matter

When it comes to writing our stories, so often we stop before we ever begin. We shut down that inner urge to share our stories. We convince ourselves that we are not important or worthy to share them. Yet, for those of us being called to write, the beckoning doesn’t...

read more

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