Daily Power 

Daily Power 

Encouragement and inspiration come to me in many ways. Sometimes it’s music or a Bible verse, often it’s in nature, and frequently it’s a quote from Violet Crawley or Coco Chanel. In the scuffles of life, they are like little spoons full of sugar to help the medicine go down.

Ten Things I Love About Fall

Ten Things I Love About Fall

"Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all." Stanley Horowitz Just a touch of sadness floats through the air with the falling leaves; bittersweet sentiments of endings and new beginnings. We embrace the chill...

Engage Your Senses and be Present

Engage Your Senses and be Present

I was determined not to forget that night. Climbing up to the top row of the bleachers, I moved away from anyone who might disturb my peace, and I began using all my senses to make a lasting imprint on my brain. It was the perfect evening for baseball. Warm, but just...

Break the Rules and Use Pen and Paper

Break the Rules and Use Pen and Paper

A few years ago, I took some of my mom’s recipes, in her handwriting, and framed them. I have those recipes memorized, but when I look at them, I think of her. Now I have started trying to locate and collect recipes from my grandmothers. I can’t believe how hard it...

Stop Whining and Find Something to Do

Stop Whining and Find Something to Do

I love Downton Abbey. Actually, it’s Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham, I love. She and Debra from Everybody Loves Raymond pretty much sum up my personality. Maybe my life, too. Well, not the one that lives in the castle. The qualities of these women...