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WHOLEhearted

I have finished with the first part of the Brene Brown course based on her book, “The Gifts of Imperfection.” For a lady who has planned for many years to call her future memoir “Not Good Enough”, the lessons taught were deeply moving. The first exercise is learning “I’m imperfect & I’m enough.” Revolutionary thinking! […] Read more…

Cooling Off

It’s finally cooling off here in the California desert–thank God. This was my best summer of the 24 years I’ve lived here. We took quite a few trips to the beach in San Diego and Newport and then I got sick and was housebound for five weeks. So, I didn’t experience the heat as usual. […] Read more…

Help Wanted

Looking for new clients has been a fascinating, frustrating, exciting and pretty much rewarding experience. It took me three months (really, truly more like 11 months) to get going on prospecting, but when I got started things really popped. I sent out a mailing and got great return and then closed most of the responders. […] Read more…

Starting Over

Love that John Lennon song – “It’ll be just like starting over.” And that’s what I’m doing…starting over. Again. The cornerstones of my life are changing, shifting, crumbling. And that is scary. But I have been through much worse and I will force myself to embrace change. Courage. That’s what I aspire to have. I […] Read more…

Empty Nest

It’s been well over a year–since August 2011 since my last little one flew away. It’s gone pretty well, but I’ve noticed that I don’t hear from her quite as much these days. The 25 texts or more we shared daily, the weekly phone conversations, the monthly visit (yes, monthly!) have decreased considerably. And I’m […] Read more…

It’s Poetry

Very few of the people in my life know of my love of poetry. I’ve always written poetry…well, at least since the sixth grade when we wrote every Thursday afternoon. I won a citywide poetry contest in high school.  I’ve posted one excerpt, but I have many favorite verses. Poetry speaks on a deeper level…goes right […] Read more…

I Am Waiting

“I am waiting for my case to come up and I am waiting for a rebirth of wonder… and I am waiting  for the discovery of a new symbolic western frontier and I am waiting for the American Eagle to really spread its wings  and straighten up and fly right and I am waiting for the Age of […] Read more…