Not fitting in


I’m in January mode:  a bit mellow after the holidays but abuzz with dreams and hopes that I’m eager to see realized.  With those dreams and hopes comes a putting on of the “big girl pants”:  paying attention to and acting decisively on matters about which I’ve been lax or disinterested.  Like creating a will … Read More

Three things I know to be true


These three things I know to be true.   There are others, but these are the primary ones right now.   I am loved, and I am the giver of love. Even when everything in life seems to be saying the opposite,  you know that you know that you know that your love bucket can … Read More

Oh, so you’re offended?


I once had a cat named Bella.  No, this is not a limerick.   Mischievous, demanding, playful.  And easily offended.  She knew how to keep a grudge and to exact revenge with precision.  The minute I was ready to leave for work, she’d reach for my ankles and deftly place a run in my pantyhose, … Read More

10 Helpful Hints for Organizing

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In my next incarnation, I’m going to be a professional organizer.  I’m already preparing to segue into that profession after I retire!  I’ve always loved putting things in their right place, creating order out of chaos, and helping friends and family pull their ish together. So when with Ms. Joi at Rx Fitness Lady included a “10 … Read More

I’m not here for the fear!

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My getaway bag was packed.  After 9/11, I got caught up in the hype about being prepared in case another terrorist act occurred.  Living near the capital of the free world–a most likely spot for terrorists to attack, again–I took the dire warnings to heart.   So I got the recommended duffle bag ready:   … Read More

The Insomnia War


I feel like I’m collateral in the insomnia war.  Oh, you’ve never heard of it?  Perhaps you’re too young to have lived through it.  😉 This a one-on-one war.  No armies, no coalitions, not even a small group of hardy terrorists.  Heck, insomnia is a terrorist all by itself. And I’ve often felt like I … Read More

Three reasons to pursue “Pura Vida”

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I finally took a well-needed vacation before I lost my last quarter-inch of sanity.  Life felt like it was literally draining out of me via stress, sickness, and exhaustion. My very dear friend Marguerite opened her lovely home in Costa Rica to me and hung out with me at Asclepios Spa Retreat for a few … Read More

What if we removed the mask?

remove the mask

“Hi! How are you?” “Fine, thank you.” Nothing could be farther from the truth!  And both speakers intuitively know it. But who really wants to know how you’re doing?  Twenty-first century living doesn’t seem to lend itself to genuine disclosure.  It just takes up too much time, and it gets … complicated.  Or does it? … Read More

What’s with all this busyness?


Got a question for you:  What’s with all this busyness?  I have a friend who does not phone people;  it takes up too much of her time. She only texts. I recently called another friend who is going through a major life event to see how she’s doing.  “Keeping busy,” was her reply.  I’m not … Read More

You DO have time!

Time slips through your hands

Yes, you do have time … for what truly matters to you. I’ve spent a few months playing a real-life version of the game “Beat The Clock”  in which there never seemed to be enough time in the day.  Or night.  I’d come to the end of a weekend and wish there was room somewhere … Read More