What did you want to be when you grew up? For me, it was always a teacher. That is, until I became a student teacher. And my cranky supervisor, Mr. Eby criticized the “uneven borders”on my wildly imaginative bulletin boards. That, and a few more disillusioning experiences, was enough for me to give up that [...]
You know that expression “ask and you shall receive?” Well, I’m here to tell you, it’s not just some old adage. It’s a powerful tool for turning your personal muck into magic. Here's the story. A few days ago, I woke up feeling, well...“icky.” So, I went outside to the garden to meditate. As I [...]
I have a feeling you are too. In that spirit, I'm thankful to share this little story with you. The other morning I was (literally) up at the crack of dawn. I couldn't sleep. My mind was spinning with worry, fear and anxiety. Not just about the state of the world. But about someone very [...]
One of the joys during the Age of Corona has been dining in our magical backyard. Having a refuge from the insanity of the outside world has literally been a breath of fresh air. That is, until a sickening stench began wafting through the air. And took up residence somewhere around the mint and the [...]
When life knocked me down, hundreds of red dragonflies lifted me up. What I learned about them was so life-changing, I've been writing, painting and speaking about it ever since. (Here's the whole story if you haven't heard it.) I discovered that dragonflies spend most of their lives crawling around the bottom of a pond. And [...]
So, there I was. blissfully floating in the pool. Serenaded by a birdie choir. And dazzled by a crimson dragonfly fluttering by. Suddenly, my bubble was burst as a yellow jacket’s stinger stabbed the tender crease of my inner left arm. OW quickly became WOW. In minutes, my arm turned tomato red and swelled up [...]
Here’s my age-defying essay on MariaShriver.com. Writing “It’s Time To Break Out Of The Age Cage” was my birthday gift to myself. Having it chosen as a featured story on Maria’s Sunday Paper was the icing on the cake. Read here.
Now hear this: I was interviewed on NPR. On “Force of Nature” a 10-minute segment of this popular NPR radio show, Dr. Sharon Ufberg interviews women who personally inspire her. I’m so happy to be one of them. And grateful to be featured on the same show as Toni Morrison. (Hint: if you want to [...]
Read about my uplifting journey on Voyage LA. I’m honored to be honored by Voyage LA. With substance and style, their Hidden Gems Series tells the stories of inspiring creatives and local entrepreneurs in a very personal way. Read here.