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Lessons from the Camino……Surrender

Lessons from the Camino……Surrender

Three years ago today I started my trek on the Camino de Santiago, my journey started 3 days earlier as I took 3 planes and 2 busses to get to my destination of St. John de Pied in France. As I was planning my trip many people were astonished that I would be taking...

She danced

She danced

My mom was a vibrant, kind, giving, loving, passionate sensual woman who loved to dance. Music was playing in my house constantly. She allowed room for all of her 5 children to enjoy their own kind of music. Our record player, on the same day, would host the sounds of...

No Complaints? What do you mean?

No Complaints? What do you mean?

Mindful Monday....no complaints for 24 hours. What is that all about? A few weeks ago I started a No Complaints Monday challenge for people to become aware of how much they are complaining or judging throughout the day. Anytime I create a challenge it is usually...

Eyes of Wonder

Eyes of Wonder

The first thing I wrote in my journal this morning was "God, I am sad and weary." Over the past few days, ultimately over the past few months, there has just been so much visceral hate. The hate stems from racism, the hate stems from the pigment in someone's skin, but...

Learning to Love yourself

Learning to Love yourself

  Learning to love yourself.....what does that even mean?  It is tossed around in quotes, on TED talks, in self-improvement books but do we really have any clue as to what it means? Did we ever love ourselves? Did we ever think we were perfectly fine the way we...

Park Bench Project

Park Bench Project

Have you ever wanted to sit on a park bench and talk with someone? Someone who has passed on? Maybe someone whose views are the complete opposite of yours? Maybe a conversation of understanding? This is my hope with the park bench project.

Can we be the light?

Can we be the light?

  I had a friend stop by for a visit yesterday and during the course of this pandemic she has exposed herself to many media sources and has developed some new opinions, many I don’t agree with but it is not my place to judge her or her information. What I did...

Sunset Point…my dear dear friend

Sunset Point…my dear dear friend

  My mother would swim at Sunset Point from the long weekend in May until the long weekend in September and if we had a warm September you just might catch her there a little later in the season.  My siblings were not enthusiastic to head down to Sunset point...

STOP BEING SURPRISED!!!…his name was GEORGE FLOYD

STOP BEING SURPRISED!!!…his name was GEORGE FLOYD

  White people...yeah you...this message is for you!! Stop being surprised…. Stop being surprised by racism Stop being surprised by systemic racism Stop being surprised by white privilege Stop being surprised by police brutality toward black and brown people Stop...

Mother of a Hip Hop artist…….a story inside the song

Mother of a Hip Hop artist…….a story inside the song

That year...oh that year. I think as parents most of us have them. That year or many that once you see them in hindsight you wonder what you could have done differently, what could have made it better. When you are in the thick of it, you simply are trying to get...

A Walmart Manager’s Wife….During a Pandemic

A Walmart Manager’s Wife….During a Pandemic

I didn’t marry a police officer, or a fireman or for that matter a doctor or a nurse. All jobs that come with an element of risk just by their very nature.  I married a man that throughout his meandering career ended up as a Manager of our local Walmart store and in...


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