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Turning the Conversation Around

The most memorable years of my life have been spent working with children; my favorites were the eleven to fourteen-year-olds. Middle school children are unpredictable. They can be painfully honest, say something profound for their [...]

2019-02-15T11:20:45+00:00

Refining Language

Recently, I’ve been examining subtle uses of language. Clear communication moves us more quickly in the direction we choose. Robert Tennyson Stevens in his book, Conscious Language, has given me pause and encouraged me to take a [...]

2019-02-07T10:31:53+00:00

Mary Oliver

I became intimate with Mary Oliver in 1999. It may be more accurate to say, It was then that I read her words for the first time.   I fell in love—in love with her [...]

2019-01-20T19:36:53+00:00

Listen to Your Selves

With the full moon and the total eclipse tomorrow, take time to focus on your intentions, dreams and desires. Don't allow drama that is not yours to enter your space. Concentrate on appreciation and inspiration. [...]

2019-01-19T17:50:48+00:00

Books are alive!

I started school at four. Reading upside down was easier than right side up. Placed in the slow group, the Bluebirds, I didn’t know I was dyslexic until a wonderful teacher recognized my predicament and [...]

2018-11-30T19:00:03+00:00

A Space for Magic

As the holidays approach, I’m making longer to-do lists and wondering, how much time I have to grocery shop, order holiday cards, buy gifts, clean, schedule parties and arrange travel. This morning, I read a [...]

2018-11-19T20:55:36+00:00

Words Open Worlds

A book that I refer to now and again that sits on my desk is called, Worldwordsby Victor La Cerva, MD. When the mood strikes, I open it at random to a new word from [...]

2018-11-06T02:55:35+00:00

Remembering

My parents came into my head this week as I pondered the various ways the world celebrates fall, harvest and honors the souls of the dead. Elliot and I took time to recount stories of [...]

2018-11-04T04:06:18+00:00

The Value of the Invisible

A while back, I had a meditation where I was guided to go to a level of consciousness called, “The Invisible Realm.” At the time, it seemed silly to me. I was guided and encouraged [...]

2018-08-29T20:36:45+00:00