Stop Global Whining

It’s Thanksgiving week, here in the U.S; a time when family and friends come together to eat, drink, be merry, and think about what they’re thankful for. And when we think about what we’re thankful for, we definitely don’t whine and complain. Gratitude is a very high frequency, positive vibration. Complaining about something? Low frequency, […]

Signs, Signs, Everywhere a Sign

Signs from lost loved ones can show up in so many different ways. From a butterfly flitting past, to sand dollars on a beach, to. . .  a blog post written by your daughter??? WHAT?! Today, September 9th is the 30 year anniversary of my Mom’s death. THIRTY YEARS~ Wow! Friday morning as I looked […]

What’s Better Than Gratitude? HAPPINESS!

What’s better than gratitude? If you’d asked me this last week, my answer would be “Nothing.” Nothing is better than gratitude.   Today I have a different answer, which is HAPPINESS. Happiness, (according to NY Times bestselling author of The Untethered Soul, Michael A. Singer) is even better than gratitude. He didn’t actually say that; […]

Happy (or maybe sad) Father’s Day!

This post is for anyone who is missing their Dad this Father’s Day. Maybe he’s passed away, and this is your first Father’s Day without him. Maybe he passed away decades ago, but you’re especially missing him today. Maybe he’s still alive, but you don’t have a relationship with him. Maybe he’s alive and well, but […]

Godspeed to my Favorite Couple

I just learned the meaning of Godspeed. I thought I knew what it meant, and I was pretty close. Here’s how defines it.   So I’d like to send some Godspeed to my firstborn, her beautiful beau, and their impossible-not-to-adore dog, as they say Goodbye to Chicago and Hello to… whatever is next for them. […]

When the Student is Ready, the MOUSE Appears?

Sometimes we learn the greatest lessons when we’re unaware a new teacher has appeared.   In my case, the teacher was this teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy mouse. And he showed up, uninvited, in my laundry room a few months ago.     So small. So harmless. So. Incredibly. Terrifying.   I’ve been through some tough stuff in […]

Try Not Trying

I was going to start by saying “I consider myself a bit of a wordsmith…” but then I looked up the definition (an expert in the use of words) and decided against it.   Instead, I’ll call myself a word-noticer. Doesn’t roll off the tongue like wordsmith, but it’s more accurate.   I tend to […]

Contemplating Death

I just finished reading (and enthusiastically recommend) “the untethered soul,” by Michael A. Singer. And today I want to tell you about my favorite chapter, titled Contemplating Death. I like it so much and feel it’s so important, that I recorded it for you to hear. Just click on the arrow below to hear the […]

How I Fell in Love…with The Potato Detox

On February 6th, I embarked on a 30-day healthy eating program, which is basically eating like a vegan, minus the nuts and oils. No meat. No dairy. No eggs. No fun, or so one might think. We kicked it off with a Potato Feast, where the only things we ate for five days, were potatoes.  […]

Gratitude And Prozac Have This In Common

Gratitude and Prozac both help Depression! Yesterday I read a great article which says that when we feel grateful, we boost our levels of the neurotransmitters, serotonin and dopamine. These are the same chemicals found in most widely used antidepressants. When we’re depressed, our bodies are usually deficient in dopamine and/or serotonin. These are the […]