The Beauty of Growing Older

I have been thinking about writing this blog post for over a year…. ever since my last birthday. At the end of this month, I will turn 61, and for the first time in my life, I am aware that acknowledging my age is uncomfortable. Of course, intellectually, I understand...
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The Power of a Nourished Body and Mind

Time and change are very fluid things. Recently, I was away on my own at a workshop retreat for the first time in a year and it struck me that a year is not just a very long time, but also a very great distance. Last May, my mom was first diagnosed with ovarian...
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What Matters Most

Yesterday my son asked me to hang out with him and talk.  He recently graduated from college and since he will only be home for a few months before leaving to go to school in Europe for a year, I want to spend as much time with him as possible. And yet I felt...
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The bigger picture….

Last night I had dinner with my mother in a beautiful independent living facility near my home. Since my mother’s recent illness, we have decided it would be better for both of us if she moved closer to me. We’ve been looking at places for her to live and last night...

Learning to balance chaos….

2016 has been a year of so many changes and unexpected twists for me, and maybe for many of you, too.  My year started out very well…everything seemed to me moving along according to my plan. You may know that I am a planner by nature. I plan my year, my quarter,...

The True Power of Nutritional Healing

We were driving through the beautiful mountains in western Pennsylvania when I received a call from my mom’s oncologist. She confirmed that indeed my mom had ovarian cancer. We had to stop the car… I needed a few minutes to take a walk and to feel grounded by the...

When Life Gives You Zucchini’s… Make Zucchini Bread!

Last month I made a personal commitment to be more present in every moment and to find the beauty in each day, no matter what stresses come my way. Little did I know that this consciousness shift would be one of the best things I could possibly have adopted this...

Life’s Simple, Precious Moments

Last week I said good-bye to one of my dearest friends, a woman who has been a sister to me for nearly 30 years.  She was married to one of my closest friends, a man who was like family to me from the moment we met. The sadness and intense grief that I have been...

I’ll drink to that….

Where I live, the signs of summer always start with warmer temperatures, longer days, and extra hours of outside time with my dog.  I head out to the pool, my wardrobe changes and I am pretty much in heaven. But the real symbol of summer for me has always been a...

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