Keep the Faith. Spread the Faith.

OMG! What a rollercoaster of a ride it’s been over these last 24-48 hours. I feel like my heart fell into my stomach and my stomach did a few aerials, but am soooo grateful for how the election is going thus far. So very grateful. I was really moved by Joe Biden’s speech and when… Read more »

VOTE. VOTE. VOTE.

Today is the day folks. Today would’ve been my Dad, (pix below, he’s center with a lovely smile and boutonniere) Ben’s 94th birthday, and he stood for justice, fairness, kindness, generosity, love of diversity, and especially the food each diversity provides to the world’s palette- LOL! I woke up thinking that he and all of… Read more »

Think of Rain as Giving the Planet a Bath

When I was a little kid I would think of rain as God’s way of giving the earth a bath. I smile when I think of my innocence but also the wisdom of a child’s mind. And yet after the rain, I notice how fresh, clean, and oxygenated the air feels. I actually love the… Read more »

Grace. Guidance. Grit.

One of the “unexpected blessings” from the pandemic is that for the last 7 months pretty much every day I start my day with 10 minutes of meditation. It’s a combination of just focusing on my breathing, or working with a mantra, or listening to Tamara Levitt, from Daily Calm. I’m not sure if I’m… Read more »

Write Thank You Cards Often!

Growing up I HAD to write a thank you card for any small or large gesture, gift, or act of kindness. I couldn’t stand it. I’d complain to my mother, “Let them not give it to me, I feel the pressure.” It was my childhood version of “eating your spinach” (which by the way I… Read more »

Marry the Actions. Divorce the Results.

I’m not sure exactly where or when I heard that pithy non-LOIS-ism bon mot (french for a tasty little sound bite!) but it hit me right between my literary eyes. BRILLIANT! Today I got to experience it first hand before 8am. I stepped on the scale, my weekly Monday morning ritual since discovering my COVID-19… Read more »

Three-part mantra to live by The Body Doesn’t Lie. You Can’t Boss Around Your Heart. You Can’t NOT Know What Not Know.

I find that these three simple but profound principles have been a huge anchor for me ESPECIALLY in times like this where days weeks and months have all congealed together like the three-month-old meatloaf in the back of your fridge that was once a promising option for dinner and now looks like a bad science… Read more »

Express Don’t Explode!

We know that when we’re angry we often feel like we’re going to explode if we don’t say something, pretty human! But we also know that if we do we will often have a lot of damage control to clean up and leave a wake of bodies in our path. Anger, like anxiety, often carries… Read more »