How holding space is more supportive than blind loyalty

July 27, 2021
In all the years I've lived in California--some 36 years--I can't remember anyone bringing up the subject of loyalty. But since I've been spending time in my hometown, it's come up twice. So what does it really mean? The dictionary calls loyalty a strong showing of support or allegiance. But the...

Discover (or rediscover) the healing power of honest conver...

November 23, 2020
Each of us goes through challenging periods in our lives, times of struggle and pain. If we're lucky, we count one or two trusted comrades among our friends. Folks who...

How we are coping, for better or for worse

November 22, 2020
I'd love to jump into this car and take a spin back to the past, when life seemed less complicated. Was it better? Maybe not.I just know it was less complicated....

How to pick a unique and beautiful holiday gift

November 18, 2020
If you're looking for a holiday gift that won't break the bank but is absolutely gorgeous and unique, look no further than one of our beautiful soy wax candles in yummy...

The frustration of talking with those who cannot see

November 16, 2020
There's a lot of willful ignorance out there. I say "willful" because sometime I sit in disbelief of how people I thought were discerning can hold such dissonant...

How they shoulda, coulda, woulda

November 9, 2020
One of my friends lives in a state of constant regret. Shoulda, coulda, woulda. I can see how it happened: Traumatized at an early age by a dominant, unreasonable and...

Connect with the clarity that comes from maturity — a...

November 3, 2020
When the veil that obscures our vision is removed, the perfect clarity that results is a beautiful thing. Oh, it may not be the most comfortable thing, but it clears the...

Day of the Dead: Here’s to the ones that we’ve

October 31, 2020
The Mexican Day of the Dead is actually several days, during which loved ones who have transitioned are honored with altars, offerings and visits to the cemetery. During...

Dreams die hard

October 26, 2020
Walking down the hall in my temporary hotel quarters in my hometown, a discarded star on the carpet caught the light and my attention. It's been there for at least...

Why you can’t touch this

October 23, 2020
The audio in my car is always on, and on LOUD. I've been dancing (and car-dancing) my way through my time in my hometown, preparing for closing on our new second home...

Walking the sacred path with friends who stick like glue

October 19, 2020
This is for Michael, Gregory, Bonnie, Michele, Scott, bestie Lee, Maui girls Susan and Alice, Cheri, Joanne, MaryLou and for my beloved Marilyn, who is now on the other...

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