Thanks-Getting

Thanks-Getting

I love this season of Thanksgiving, when the emphasis is on love and family and gratitude. There is nothing like a large boisterous gathering, where people you’ve known your whole life travel to be with one another and give thanks for their blessings. It can be...
The Gift of Intuition

The Gift of Intuition

Taking the time for self-examination and self-reflection has many benefits. I hadn’t thought that “Snowmageddon” avoidance would be one of them. I come from Michigan, and I lived in Vermont, so I know snow. I know how to drive in it, I know how NOT...
Observe. Observe. And Then Observe Some More.

Observe. Observe. And Then Observe Some More.

I already miss the cafes. I just returned from a trip to Paris and am yearning to just stroll down to a café to sit and observe life. The French have taken people-watching to a new art form, with the cafes designed to look out at the street life, not hidden away...
The Art of Not Doing

The Art of Not Doing

I have learned to trust the Universe. Call it what you will – God, Spirit, Higher Power, Nature – it’s anything but me. I get that lesson time and time again when I have the illusion of control and try to orchestrate life. Don’t know about you, but that just...
With Liberty and Chocolate for All…

With Liberty and Chocolate for All…

I was in a horrible mood today. Something I had counted on – a revenue generating event – was “taken away from me”. That loss of income, while not that significant in size, was a real blow to the ego and the pocketbook. It filled me with indignant rage – way over the...