Sleeping Beauty

“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” ~ Joseph Campbell The Heart of the Matter The last few months have been a whirlwind of doctor appointments, tests, more tests, and more doctor appointments. So much for ‘winter break.’ My father, grandfather, … More Sleeping Beauty

Birth and Death: Coming Full Circle

“Like all of us in this storm between birth and death, I can wreak no great changes on the world, only small changes for the better, I hope, in the lives of those I love.” ~ Dean Koontz Over twenty years ago, I witnessed a friend giving birth to her son. She was pregnant and … More Birth and Death: Coming Full Circle

My Posse, My Tribe

“With all its shams, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world.” ~ Max Ehrmann, Desiderata Every day when I do my morning prayers, I open with a silent prayer that is, essentially, a call to the “protective forces” of the universe to gather around me.  I call on them as I prepare … More My Posse, My Tribe

A Summer of Letting Go

“That is why it is so important to let certain things go. To release them. To cut loose. People need to understand that no one is playing marked cards; sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. Don’t expect to get anything back, don’t expect recognition for your efforts, don’t expect your genius to be discovered … More A Summer of Letting Go