No greater privilege

March 24, 2015
Life is often mysterious, with no rhyme or reason.  Some people come into the world and lead what to all appearances is a charmed life. Storybook. The stuff of fairy...

The power of faith and intention

September 2, 2014
Imagine every cell in her/your body is dancing to her/your favorite song moving in perfect harmony to the uplifting melody that makes her/ your body come alive and...

Coming out: Part 1

August 2, 2014
The closet still exists. So many of us in the San Francisco Bay area find it hard to believe that it does: we've lived with openly out colleagues, politicians and...

Rainy day dreams

March 8, 2014
What do you dream about on a rainy day? When you light the candles and curl up with a blanket? Do you dream of hiking the Himalayas? Diving in the Seychelles? Taking...

Intimidate you? Right.

February 8, 2014
Yes, in my single, young womanhood,  this was an issue. Not even that young--maybe mid-30s in age, the mid-1980s in era. Back in the days when we women were straddling...

India: Mosquitoes, malaria & talismans

December 7, 2013
It's rare that I take a vacation that pushes me so clearly past the boundaries of my comfort level. That's because vacations are supposed to be "fun" and for me, that...

Of rattlesnakes, compassion & forgiveness

June 20, 2013
This is a post about the journey from hurt to compassion, and its ultimate destination: forgiveness. It's not an easy path, I can tell you that.  If you've taken a...

Married to a Luddite

June 2, 2013
"Are you on Facebook?" someone recently asked my husband. He said that he was not. "I can't imagine why anyone would be interested in the minutiae of my daily life,...

Bound-up hearts

May 18, 2013
In a conversation the other day, I was taken aback  to hear a friend speak of another friend with judgment and condemnation. I saw the situation differently. I...

Choosing to heal

April 7, 2013
Who hasn't had a time in their life when they felt broken beyond repair?That healing would never happen?And yet, it does.Transforming that pain into strength is a...

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