Living Far Away in the Land of Creative Daydreaming

Today I turned 64 and as I write this post I marvel at myself for sharing it with the Internet world. Not because my age bothers me but because I’m such a private person at heart. I’ve pondered this question a lot this year because it seems that much of what I write has become […]

How to Avoid a Digestion Nightmare on Thanksgiving

Even the healthiest among us knows the pain and regret from overindulging on Thanksgiving. We suddenly throw caution to the wind and begin eating all of the comfort foods from our past. And then the reality of what we’ve asked our body to do sets in and how to avoid a digestion nightmare on Thanksgiving. […]

‘Tis the Season for Nurturing

I’ve been looking at this photo of my beloved cactus that I’ve decorated the last couple of years for inspiration/motivation. It’s been like pulling teeth getting me to put up any decorations this year. The “H” word still provokes feelings of intense anxiety for me. I was in a store at the end of October […]

Let There Be Light!

There’s only one thought on my mind as I head into 2013. I want to let my light shine. I spent the holidays alone this year–lots of quiet contemplation interspersed with sappy holiday movies. I didn’t plan on any decorations or hoop-la, but about a week before Christmas, I looked around and thought “I need […]

Holiday Self-Love

It seems that every year when December is just around the corner and the holiday frenzy is underway, the subject of self-care shows up. Recently, during a conversation with a friend, I gently suggested that she might feel better if she focused a little more on herself and her own needs rather than on everyone […]

Looking Back in Wonder at 2011

Rather than making predictions or resolutions for the coming year, I dedicated my latest newsletter to some of the unexpected changes that happened to me in 2011. I want to share it with you here. This is not a typical list of goals that I accomplished, but rather life lessons that presented themselves to me […]

A Season For Giving (to Yourself) 2

 Here’s a re-post of an article I wrote two years ago. I hope that this Season For Giving to Yourself 2 self-care tips help you breeze through the often chaotic month of December. I will be taking my own advice this year as the anxiety starts to creep in! The holiday season is all about […]

Finding the Good in Everything

Yesterday I was faced with my newsletter deadline but writing a typical list of New Year’s resolutions just didn’t excite me. Instead, I plopped down on the couch to watch the 1960 version of Pollyanna which was based on the 1913 novel by Eleanor Porter. I was nine years old when I first saw Hayley […]

One Minute Meditation

So here we are, 5 days until Christmas, and the mad rush is on. For those of you who are organized types (that’s you, Pitta!) these last few days will be a walk in the park. But for those of us who tend to procrastinate or get our best ideas at the last minute (a […]

Day 1 of My New Website!

I was determined to launch my new and improved website on my birthday (that’s me 50 years ago!) so ready or not, here it is. There are bound to be some glitches (like the link to my portfolio) but I decided to relax and release instead of fretting about every minute detail. I know there […]

A Season For Giving (to Yourself) – Again!

 When I sat down to write this month’s newsletter, I had a vague feeling that my thoughts were in the same place as last year. A little checking in the archives revealed that I was right! Perhaps it’s because the holidays used to be such a source of anxiety for me that I wanted to […]

Falling off the Chuck Wagon

My body is pretty healthy these days, but it hasn’t always been that way. I attribute my better health to a natural diet and was recently reminded of just how important it is to eat well. Foods we need are not always the foods we think we want. So-called “junk foods” are designed to be […]