Life is beautiful...and full of surprises Dear Friends, It became abundantly clear that my August blog regarding DNA discoveries needed a part two. Key parts of the story were missing (I didn’t want to inundate readers with too much dramatic detail all at once). I'm back to tie up loose ends and share another twist … Continue reading A DNA Story: Part Two with More Surprises!
Dear Friends: I have a fascinating story to share, but I'm going to let my guest writer do the talking here! I am honored that "Matt", a close relative, agreed to tell his story. The names are changed to protect privacy, and identities are blotted out in accompanying photos. When I became estranged from a … Continue reading You Never Know What Life Will Bring: A DNA story
Dear Friends, I learn so much from chance conversations. If it hadn't been for a recent casual remark by a fellow golfer, I would not have heard of the latest comet sensation - Neowise. For someone who loves astronomical events, I don't know how I missed this. My research told me the best night to … Continue reading CHASING NEOWISE
May 7, 2020 Dear Friends and Readers, A good friend sent me a text this morning asking if she had missed my April blog and wondered if I were taking a break. She wrote, "I know that writing a blog takes emotional effort and energy, but I'm a Swooning Grace fan and I'll be waiting … Continue reading Seeking Grace (and the Last Supermoon of 2020)
May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the pure light within you, guide your way on (yoga prayer) Life in California Lockdown Dear Friends, My husband Dan is lovingly encouraging me to get my March blog out. So here I am, on the last day of March writing under … Continue reading Don’t Let the Sun Catch You Crying
"Sometimes the changes that we don't want are the changes we need to grow." - Anonymous Dear Friends, It was late December and obstinate winter had settled in. Darkness wrapped itself tightly around my being causing me to want to curl up into a cocoon, and not wake up until spring. 😆 That is... until … Continue reading Life is Change; Change is Life
Dear Friends, Going through a recent move got me thinking about what an ultimate cleanse might look like. In general, participating in cleanses or fasting is not my thing, unless forced into it by a colonoscopy appointment 🙀 and then I go into a mini meltdown because I can't stand the idea of not eating … Continue reading Introducing the 2020 Ultimate Cleanse!
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
Did anyone know there is a national "Pet Peeve" week? I didn't until I got a note on October 8th from my Northern California ukulele teacher announcing that fact, and asking the group to pick songs for our weekly strumming session that contained items or events that annoy us. I didn't even know that National … Continue reading Pet Peeves: A Path to Self Awareness
"We are sturdy beings. But in many ways, we are fragile. We can accept change and loss, but this comes at our own pace and in our own way. And only God can determine the timing." (The Language of Letting Go by Melody Beattie) Dear Friends, It was my initial thought to title my … Continue reading When Life Serves Up a Shock Wave