Dragonflies Among Us.

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 [...]


Why Wait ‘Til Thanksgiving To Feel Thankful.

I wrote this poem for Thanksgiving. But read it any time you could use a big heaping portion of gratitude. THANK. FULL. Thanks for life's joys And also the oy's. The blues and the blahs,  The bliss and ah-hahs. Thanks for the angst, The fill-in-the blanks--- The yearning, the churning And all that damn learning. Thanks for the [...]


‘Tis the season to be ____________.

Let me start by wishing you the happiest of holidays. But let me continue by saying, if you're not feeling quite as shiny as the tinsel on a tree, you're not alone. 'Tis the season when we expect our lives to be as merry and bright as everyone else's family photos. And as preposterously perfect [...]


Why I’d rather age colorfully than gracefully.

Don't get me wrong. "Aging gracefully" is lovely. In a quiet, refined, elegant kind of way. Which is great, if that's "You." But it's definitely not "Me." I was never particularly graceful when I was younger. So, why would I suddenly become that way as I age? To me,  the term "aging gracefully" feels like a cultural corset that holds women to one tight standard. [...]

From Muck To Magic.

Have you ever been so stuck in the muck that it felt like you’d never get out? Well, that was me one very dark night last September. I’ll never forget my husband Will and I just sitting in our backyard, staring up at the full moon. It seemed to stare back, asking “How could you?” [...]

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