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13
Dec

The Sidewalks of New York

I am in New York City today — one of my favorite places in the world.  I lived here when I was in my twenties during the city’s “Desperately Seeking Susan” years.  My old neighborhood, the lower east side, was full of Ukranian food, Indian food, Italian food and some of the best dive bars …

6
Dec

Saying Yes

I’ve learned this year the importance of saying YES.  I’m not talking the no boundaries, people pleasing, yes, yes, yes of my past.  I am talking about the rich experiences, the things that might make you uncomfortable, the pushing your boundaries, the making the extra effort YES. Italy, Writer’s Workshop, Selling Course, Toastmasters, Dinner Dates, …

29
Nov

Me and My Folks

I’m with my parents this Thanksgiving.  It’s just me this year.  Since there are five of us, you never know what combination of the clan will land.  But this year I am flying solo with them. One of the great blessings of my adulthood has been that I still have them.  I’ve gotten to know …

8
Nov

Puppy Love

For this week’s Spiritual Friday, I thought I would share something that has turned out to be one of the best parts of my life. I guess that is how it goes, isn’t it? The craziest things are usually great things. I am referring to my shelter dog Mandy, of course! Mandy has the sweetness …

26
Oct

“Holding It Lightly”

One of my dearest friends used to urge me to “hold it lightly.”  I would often hang up from our talks wondering exactly what she meant – what holding it lightly looked and felt like.   I think I understand now. It’s simple really.  Holding on tightly crushes, chokes the air out, stifles.  It is …

26
Oct

FALLING IN LOVE…

A few Sunday mornings ago I was standing at my dresser, staring at my perfume, and I decided to fall in love with my life.  Yes.  No melodrama, no drama – just fall, straight on in –accepting all that my life was, has been lately, and is now. I made this decision because I was …

25
Oct

The Small Things

I thought it might be good for the (my!) soul to reflect on the past week and recall my favorite moments.  It’s a practice in gratitude, and staying present and mindful. It’s all the rage for a good reason! This week has been eventful – good fortune is coming my way.  Yet, two smaller moments come …

23
Oct

25 Things About Me!

25 Things About Me Launching this blog has me thinking about ways to introduce myself.  And a few years ago, the viral “25 Facts About Me” notes on Facebook seemed like a pretty sweet way to get to know someone. So here’s a random list of facts that offer a glimpse into what I’m about.  …