This 22-minute TED talk by the poetic, passionate, and inspirational Valerie Kaur is a wow! She makes her case from the birthing room to the world stage. This is worth your time and attention. I am a fan. And, perhaps, just perhaps, her words and perspective will help soothe our collectively ragged hearts. Go gently, […]
“When I dare to be powerful – to use my strength in the service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.” Audre Lorde This is one of my very favorite quotes. Just reading it empowers me. If it resonates with you, may it serve you well as […]
“You are goodness and mercy and compassion and understanding. You are peace and joy and light. You are forgiveness and patience, strength and courage, a helper in time of need, a comforter in time of sorrow, a healer in time of injury, a teacher in times of confusion. You are the deepest wisdom and the […]
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” Carlos Casteneda What do you choose today?
When I was a blue-and-white uniformed girl in a Catholic girls’ school, taught by wonderful nuns in black-and-white habits, we celebrated the Feast of the Epiphany – the day the three wise men brought gifts to the infant Jesus — with cupcakes. Volunteer moms from each of the classes made cupcakes and placed a nut […]
I love Rob Brezny’s take on life. He is soulful, radical, playful, rowdy and, quite simply, a wordsmith who can light you up. He is inspiration from the word go. Rob Brezny makes me smile and glad to be human and oh-so hopeful. During these days of accelerated times, mind-boggling news cycles, sensory overload, caffeinated […]
At this critical time in history, it is more important than ever for us to pause and remember the courageous Elie Wiesel, tireless defender of peace and advocate for the persecuted, repressed and disenfranchised. Wiesel, age 87, died this weekend at his home in New York City. We will mourn his death. And we will […]
This is a short and inviting TED talk that reminds us that our idiosyncrasies can be a doorway to creativity and wholeness. Onward in loving and accepting our unique selves!
For years I spent time in New York City’s Chinatown seeking truth at the feet of Buddhist Monks and Kung Fu Masters, filling spiral notebooks with copious notes of their wisdom. All my life I have been mystified by my attraction to Chinese culture, I now believe it is extremely karmic. I confounded my poor […]
My wonderfully wise friend Priscilla attended Easter Sunday services today. She said she was amazed the church roof didn’t cave in given it’s been while. Priscilla left church surprisingly revitalized. She walked out into the sunshine with a memorable take-away from the service. That take-away was “Roll back the stone.” Isn’t that fabulous? I think […]