Building a Strong Foundation in Your Child: the Magic is in the Details
I’m convinced that the fundamental and distinctive characteristics and qualities of an individual – call it their moral and spiritual DNA, is formed by what is taught and trained, ingrained in them day-by-day over years and years. This process creates…
Valentine’s Day Blues Gotcha?? Here’s the Cure.
Here we go again. Barely got past Christmas, then the Super Bowl and now… Red. Hearts. Everywhere. Digitized, printed, wrapped, hung and glued on the whole universe: billboards, cards, candies, candles, lingerie, jewelry, steaks, and all that our men can...Read more
House hunting?? Here are some upgrades to consider…
I’ve been looking at real estate. Eyeballing all sorts of houses boasting miles of rich wood flooring, grandiose fireplaces, and kitchens equipped for kings, but I’m reminded that a house is just sticks and bricks if it’s devoid of life...Read more
Mommies, when you can’t see beyond the mess…Let ME be your eyes.
After 32 years of parenting, I’ve put on a lot of miles in my journey as a mom. I’m now one of those people you young parents scratch your head and ponder…an empty nester. Yes, I’ve crossed to that mysterious...Read more
Power for Your Parenting
I woke up the other day and began as usual with reading, meditation, prayer and journaling. Sounds textbook perfect so far, right?? But something came over me; you know...that heavy blanket of UGH that creeps upon us for no reason...Read more
Destiny Under Siege – Welcome to 2018!
Happy New Year! Many in the US have been busily ‘packing up Christmas’ today. You, too? :) The familiar site of storage boxes, lights, stockings, garland strewn and vacuums running madly, all highlight our sense of nostalgia at the retirement...Read more
When the Test Comes
I opened my Merriam-Webster Dictionary app today and the word of the day, CRUCIBLE flashed at me in psychedelic neon. (I made that last part up.) OK, it may well be in black and white print, but the effect on…
From the Winepress (Part 3)
[In answer to my last blog post of 7/7/17: Is this the proverbial winepress? Am I the grapes? Is this where all the good stuff comes out?] Here’s what’s emerging from my summer break on the Isle of Immobility, after…
My Left Leg (Part 1)
It was June 9th, T-7 days until our big out-of-state move as I played what would become my final Friday tennis match at my favorite sport spot on earth, the club two blocks from our home, just hours before my…