I am buying graduation decorations and stringing them up. A big “Congratulations” banner will hang across the window on the back porch. The new outdoor lights dipping down from the upstairs balcony […]
One of the most satisfying dreams I ever had was incredibly violent. I was a teenager in my dream, leading my friends through a maze-like neighborhood, while a group of bullies followed […]
It seemed a fair question to ask myself, since that’s exactly what I was doing. I don’t have a clear answer, possibly due to the drink. Lamott is famous for writing […]
What Prince Harry and I have in common or how I got promoted to CIO of my home.
The image of an Optimist Dinghy came quickly to my mind. The last few blocks of my morning walk are usually a transition from daydreaming to the day’s to-do list. Not this […]
“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.”—Amy Poehler
I should schedule days where I am a little girl and days of adulting.
It is love alone that gives worth to all things.
-St. Teresa of Avila
What isn’t ever an illusion is love. Love is what we can count on. Love is what heals fear. Love is what calms anxious hearts and bodies and minds. Love is a gift each of us has to offer our fellow human beings -Maria Shriver
Faith includes noticing the mess, the emptiness and discomfort, and letting it be there until some light returns.