“Don’t Just Do Something, SIT THERE!”

(As seen in the September 2016 issue of River Valley Woman Magazine) Today, I did something amazing: Nothing. Nothing at all. Well in all fairness I’m writing this column, but besides that, I’ve committed myself to doing nada, zip, zilch. It’s the most incredible high. So marvelous in fact that I just have to write… Read more »


Creativity

As seen published in River Valley Woman Magazine We live in an increasingly unhappy, intolerant, and violent country. Our populace is plagued by depression and anxiety; more so than any other. Our current political situation has us wracked with uncertainty and distrust; not only in our leaders, but our family, friends and neighbors. Given the… Read more »


Getaway

It probably wouldn’t surprise anyone to find out that I’m a bit of a retreat junkie. I love attending retreats, I love planning retreats for groups, I just love retreating! Usually when I run off on retreat, I insist on going alone. There’s something about the experiencing of “leavin it all behind,” that gives me a bit more… Read more »


3 Marriage Rules NOT to live by

Researchers recently released a study showing that the “in love experience” and the experience of being drunk are, well, pretty much the same thing. Apparently the chemical compounds oxytocin and alcohol have remarkably similar neurological effects, characterized by both; a nonsensical euphoria, and also a touch of boastful, envious behavior. In fact areas of the… Read more »


Boomerang

I think I have been on a Karma kick lately. Every religious and spiritual tradition on earth has a word describing this “law of attraction,” so call it what you will: Karma, What-Goes-Around-Come-Around, Do Unto Others, you can find some variation of this philosophy in every self-help book at Barnes and Noble. I am going… Read more »


All You Need Is Love

(As seen published in River Valley Woman Magazine) “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only love can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” MLK I don’t send out an annual Christmas card summarizing my family’s antics for the year. I do, however, send out a Valentine’s Day card doing basically… Read more »