I love you just the way you are…

What do you see when you look in the mirror? Do you see an amazing human being, perfect whole and complete just the way you are? Or if you are like me, you see the ten pounds you need to loose, the wrinkles around the eyes and the arms that desperately need some weight lifting. […]

Against All Odds

There’s no thrill in easy sailing When the skies are clear and blue There’s no thrill in merely doing Things that everyone can do But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take When you reach a destination that you thought you’d make -Spirella I had this hanging in my home in Connecticut, […]

Mindful parenting

The Benefits of Mindful Parenting

One of the best parts of raising my girls in a mindful way is being able to spend time with them as young adults and see them reflecting that teaching. I had that very joy this weekend with Kayle as we did the pilgrimage to El Santuario de Chimayo in New Mexico. It was a very […]

I think I can, I think I can!

Chug, chug, chug! Puff, puff, puff! I think I can, I think I can! “The Little Engine that Could”…that was my favorite book when I was five and I remember the words like it was yesterday. Those words define how I live my life to this day. So you see, it does matter what you read […]

“If I Only Had a Heart”

“If I only had a heart…” I just love the Wizard of Oz. It is a beautiful movie with many spiritual undertones. “If I only had a heart” makes me wonder…and just when did the Tin Man lose the connection to his heart? Did he lose it when his parents told him to toughen up? Did […]

You Are My Sunshine

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine You make me happy when skies are grey  I woke up this morning singing that song-remembering my mom singing it to me often so many years ago. She has been gone for nearly 30 years but when I sing that song I can still feel the vibration of […]