Strike While the Iron is Hot

    While I am not writing a poem a day this year inspiration still strikes from time to time, if I set down my phone and sit down with a pen and paper. This piece wrote itself this week - here is a rough draft, just the way it appeared to me:   we … Continue reading Strike While the Iron is Hot

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Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 49: I Need a Morning Routine

I have been looking for a solid daily routine for a while now...like decades. Seriously. Looking back in my journals I see it has been an ongoing issue for me. For. Like. Ever. I guess my problem is: I like love to sleep. If I could get my lazy ass up early - and not hit … Continue reading Fearless Writing Challenge; Day 49: I Need a Morning Routine

On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK

    I'm always drawn to the articles in magazines that profile women who left their jobs to pursue their dreams of farming lavender in Provence or operating a cooking school in Tuscany. The true-life tales of women who made a big career change when they realized their job no longer fulfilled them. The ones who … Continue reading On Following Your Dreams: not everyone will understand and that’s OK

Four Truths and a Lie

Have you ever had to endure an icebreaker? You know, those painful exercises you are asked to do at the beginning of a workshop or seminar or retreat? "Now, turn to the person next to you and tell them about the last time you tried something new!"  Or, perhaps you have done this one: Tell them four … Continue reading Four Truths and a Lie

Happy New Year or Time to Refocus

Welcome back! It's been a while since I last posted. I needed the break. I was definitely feeling a little whirling dervish-y and not in a good "I am getting closer to God" kinda way. Considering it was the start of my 48th year, the holiday season, and the new year all rolled in to … Continue reading Happy New Year or Time to Refocus

Letting the Space In or Why I Always Get Sick Around My Birthday

It began in 1998. At the time I attributed it to burning the candle at both ends and then dousing it with tequila while dancing late into the night. But it has happened every year since - with varying intensity - and I have not carried out any of the above mentioned shenanigans since 1998. … Continue reading Letting the Space In or Why I Always Get Sick Around My Birthday