Be Kind

Be Kind

As I walked through Penn Station yesterday, I was reminded of the scene I witnessed a couple of years ago, where a police officer was high-fiving a little girl whose mother looked distracted. It was such a kind moment. Later I saw the same officer and showed her the...
Go With The Flow

Go With The Flow

On my walk this morning I noticed a log that had gotten wedged over the edge of the falls. There it sat, helpless, a shadow of its old strong self. A victim of circumstance beyond its control. Or… I looked closer. The water was flowing in and around it, making it a...
Nature’s Tattoos

Nature’s Tattoos

A few years ago I noticed a brownish mark on my face.  Concerned that it may be something ominous, I went to the dermatologist.  Anxiously, I pointed it out to doctor, who took a minute to look at it before saying, “Oh Sweetie, that’s just an age spot.  We can just...
I’m Asking You To Be Quiet

I’m Asking You To Be Quiet

I’m asking you to be quiet. For your own good. Every morning, when I was a kid, I’d wake up, get dressed and head to the kitchen for breakfast, where I’d be greeted by the voice of… Bruce Grant on WOOD radio. My mother was also there, being busy at something which I...
3 Words to Help You Find Serenity

3 Words to Help You Find Serenity

I am a person who prides herself on being able to manage a lot at one time. I am capable of doing a variety of things and organized enough to have been able to manage a full-time job, a household of 3 kids, a husband, a dog and assorted other small animals, volunteer...
How I Learned to Grieve

How I Learned to Grieve

Here’s what I was taught about grief while growing up: Nothing. Here’s what I picked up about it: It’s ok to feel sad…for a little while – but then move on It’s scary My first remembered encounter with death was when I was 8. I remember answering the phone in the...