The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

Dear Friends, I'm going to take you back in time because I'm feeling a bit nostalgic about why and how we land at the places we do. When my husband and I were first married in 1980, we lived in a tiny, one bedroom apartment in San Francisco's Sunset district where our only windows opened … Continue reading The Grass is Greener Where You Water It

The Inside Passage, Alaska: Lessons Learned

"Who looks outside dreams, who looks within, awakes." - Carl Jung Dear Friends, What's on my mind today?  Well, I'm wondering if anyone is tired of learning life lessons?  I know I get a little weary when I go through a rough patch and lesson after lesson hurl themselves in front of me.  My sister … Continue reading The Inside Passage, Alaska: Lessons Learned

Intelligent Disobedience (How to be a happy contrarian)

For many years I drove a portion of the Pacific Coast Highway every evening on my way home, and would regularly come upon scenes matching the opening photo. I felt very blessed, of course, and in my imagination, dark clouds partially obscuring the glory of the sun were a metaphor. It symbolized, for me, that … Continue reading Intelligent Disobedience (How to be a happy contrarian)

Rays of Light, Rays of Hope (making crises work for us)

Dear Friends, My family members and I are always looking for rays of light in the photos we take. Sometimes the light rays are streaking and peaking through branches of trees; at other times they are luminous emanations splayed from clouds. We like to imagine that the light beams are visitations from our loved ones, … Continue reading Rays of Light, Rays of Hope (making crises work for us)

Gremlins, Goblins & Vultures (the saga of the lost golf swing and what matters most)

Dear Friends, I wish my title had more of a positive tone to it, but since I like to make lemonade out of lemons, it gives me a chance to talk about “sour” moments and how I find redemption.  I hesitate to even mention this subject (the lost golf swing) because it seems so trite … Continue reading Gremlins, Goblins & Vultures (the saga of the lost golf swing and what matters most)