On Race, Compassion, and True Unity

Know what I love most about California? The diversity here has made me more compassionate. I knew racism existed as a child growing up in the predominately white Midwest. I didn’t understand it but I knew that there was something wrong about it. Being raised in a very conservative Christian home, I was taught that…

My Next Adventure!

58 days from now, my life is changing once again. And this time, in an EVEN BIGGER way! But let me back up a little. Last year, as most of you know, I had a string of significantly challenging events that brought me to the brink so many times that I thought I might break….

Yoga: Connectedness and Compassion

Today was a powerful day. Our morning yoga session left me in tears and amazement. Tarina, our Aussie yoga instructor, was an intuitive, bright light and guided us through a physically and emotionally transformative session.  At the end of the session, Tarina drew 2 cards to guide us in our intention as we moved forward…

One Year Later: Reflections on A Life

It’s been an emotional morning.  It’s the 1-year anniversary of my fathers death.  There have been several visits home and a great deal of processing, some of which hasn’t ended and some of which I don’t believe ever does.  My fathers death is less of a mystery to me than his life. Sorting through paperwork…

Be the Change

Sometimes it’s hard to keep ones attitude positive, especially on grey days like today when incompetence and a huge bank account are rewarded.  But I can’t let it discourage me and destroy me. There has to be a way through the storm.  I, for one, am going to do the things that make me, and…

A Little Lighter Today

I don’t want my Friends List to be a homogenized place where only people who agree with me are welcome.  I’ve purposefully stayed friends and engaged with friends whose opinions swing to the Far Right and everything in between.  Why? Because it’s important that we don’t seal ourselves into a bubble.  It’s important that we…

Numb

Without getting into too much detail, I’ve recently went through a big life change. I made a decision that has made me numb.  Or is it the Year of the Most Stressful Life Events that has made me numb? Changing careers. ✅ Prolonged illness followed by the death of my dog. ✅ Adopting a foreign…

Moxie was Attacked

My beautiful, sweet, gentle, passive Moxie was attacked at Point Isabel today. As anyone who knows Moxie knows, she doesn’t hang or initiate play with other dogs; she would rather hang out with people any day of the week.  But tonight, Moxie was attacked and the other dogs owner tried to tell me that his…

Another Loss

In a year of much change, I got the call that my dad died.  His body was found on June 27th.  The cause of death is unknown.  Much like the nature of my feelings.  Our relationship was a contentious one at best. Some of you that knew him understand what I mean. I think that…