Don’t Read the Label

Have you found yourself despairing over the stories you read in the news lately? I’m thinking at the moment about …

Learning to Take It Easy

This is Lacy Larue, my sweet little bichon frise. Don’t let the creampuff looks fool you. She’s all dog. Right …

Not What I Wanted

Sometimes not getting what you want is a great boon. It’s a cloudy winter afternoon in the waning days of …

What Color Are Your Glasses?

Once upon a time, there was a girl who prided herself on being prepared for every possible lousy outcome. She …

Meet Louie

Of the many words of wisdom imparted by Swami Satchidananda, the one I most often repeat to myself is this: …

Fragile

A baby bird fell out of his nest in my backyard the other day, a delicate, fuzzy creature with huge …

Has Anybody Seen My Muse?

The sole purpose of this sentence is to transform this blank page into one with words on it. Whew! Now …

My Permission Slip

I am embarrassed to show up here today after an absence of two months. However, I have several excellent excuses. …

Silver is Golden

“Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.”  Max Ehrmann, Desiderata. There’s an age spot …

Taking Care – Of You

Patrick (not his real name) is a student in my Monday after-work yoga class. He’s an earnest guy, hardworking and …

The Story of Penny

Sometimes selfishness comes gift-wrapped. — Ret Taylor You may have surmised, based on my previous posts, that I’m an unapologetic …

Little Things

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” This much-washed, charming …

Remembering Greta

Four years ago today, I kissed this sweet, elderly little schnauzer goodbye and released her to chase butterflies in heaven. I’ve …

Pass the Pesto

Here’s what my herb garden looked like this morning, after a long summer of perfect herb-growing weather and no gardener. …

Namaste

In yoga circles, the word namaste is used as a greeting, an acknowledgement, and a farewell. Expressed while bowing slightly and …