As I lay in savasana (“corpse pose” to the non-yogis out there reading this) yesterday morning at the conclusion of my yoga class, I listened to my yoga teacher. She always offers a quote as we lay there, listening to our breaths and centering ourselves. It felt good to be still. She read the quote… Continue reading At Your Feet
Life is really just one big lesson. We graduate from high school and then college and maybe beyond and think that whooppeee! that is it for learning. Or, at least, that’s what our juvenile selves think (I hear grumbles from my daughters on a nightly basis about homework). In reality, those lessons are just the… Continue reading Lessons, Always Lessons
Pride is an interesting emotion, especially when it concerns the achievements or actions of those around you. To feel pride for someone else is almost to rise outside of yourself…to feel nothing of yourself but something completely of another. Surreal. To be bubbling over and happy entirely because of and for somebody else. And think… Continue reading Feel It…Whew!
My last post talked about friendships and how they take work to sustain them. Care, tending, nurturing, sweating in the blazing sun…just like a thriving garden. Well, you know, and I’m surprised to say this myself….some friendships don’t, as I realized this weekend. A good friend of mine (actually “ours”-my husband’s too) came to our… Continue reading Water? Sun? Maybe neither.
The other night, I watched as the ever-kooky, tuxedoed Diane Keaton (with unbelievably awesome silver-foxy hair) accepted an award for Woody Allen at the Golden Globes awards show. To be honest, I’m not and have never really been a Woody Allen fan. I just don’t get him, but I watched her speech because I am… Continue reading Thin Mints Aside, It Takes Work
I cannot believe that I have made it to my 400th post. One-hundred…four times over. That’s nuts, at least for me. Considering that, up until a few years ago, I had used pens, colored pencils and paintbrushes as my mode of creative communication, this staggers me. But, I have always loved words and loved creativity… Continue reading 400 Surprises
The downside to the holidays is that it involves a lot of “stuff’. Big gifts, last-minute gifts, stocking stuffers, hostess gifts, teacher gifts, gifts for your hairdresser who expertly keeps the grays away, gifts to receive, gifts to return, gifts that you hope the person will love, gifts that you hate but can’t admit that… Continue reading Some New Stuff