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How can we be KINDer?

I remember being in a meeting room on the third floor of a hospital in Morristown, NJ.  A friend shared and speculated, “I don’t really understand God, but as close as I can figure, it is all about being Kind.”  I would expand that…

March 16, 2016
Writing

Aging is a Privilege..

I’m 45 and I feel younger than I ever thought I would at mid-life.  “Mid-life” works, right?  After all, I’m not a fan of the term, “Middle Age”, at least not in reference to me..  (And when I say “younger”, I mean “without all…

January 29, 2016
Writing

I commit to Life.

  What do you commit to?   As I sat on the mat, grounding down for strength and clarity, I breathed in and started to answer my own question, “What do you commit to?” I commit to Life. I commit to showing up. I…

June 30, 2015
Writing

I gave him my words…

We talk; the words flow, no longer tangled with fear and emotion. I give them to the space between us and he takes each one, patiently, and asks for more.             Is there anything else pissing you off? I hesitate, dig deeper, continue. No…

June 5, 2015
Writing

Jenny

I woke, lungs prickly with a cough and head thick with phlegm. I’ve gotten clogged, and I need to speak to Jenny. As usual, I send a quick text to see if she has a window to chat while her kids are quiet. Then…

March 10, 2015
Body | Mind | Spirit Writing

Just allow.

Sometimes the best thing to do is just to allow. “But wait;  I’m a power person.  I believe we create our lives, our moods, our happiness.  We manifest our intentions.  Right?”  Yes…. but there is a grace in allowing another person the space to…

November 20, 2014
Lifestyle Writing Yoga

It’s always enough….

I go to yoga, hungry to connect. The glittering jewel of summer we’ve been reaching for has arrived. We who live here have waited for the weather to turn and for our friends who work and visit to come. We are rewarded with perfection.…

July 25, 2014
100 PORTRAITS Writing

Is your life Perfect?

My dear friend, Greg Mehringer, continually inspires me.  We became friends on Facebook first, bonding over the idea of Random Acts of Kindness.  Greg is one of those people who actually follows through by consistently practicing anonymous and Random Acts of Kindness to those…

May 20, 2014
Writing Yoga

I go to Yoga to pray.

I go to Yoga because it weaves the physical, emotional, and spiritual parts of me together.  I go to Caitlin Marcoux‘ classes because she helps me pray. Some days, I am eager to hit the mat.  Some days, I reluctantly drag my yoga-clad body…

April 25, 2014