Healing, Health, poetry, Self Care, tough times, Wisdom

What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe

This has been a frightening week, interspersed with personal trying periods, and a need to bury my head for a couple of hours at a time. My daughter texted me after the tragedy in Nice, France.   I hated that she felt unsafe. I hated that I couldn't stretch my arms across 1,000 miles and… Continue reading What to Do When You Don’t Feel Safe

Family, Parenting

How I Found Happy Family Memories in a Token

  I was going to write about the commercialization of Cinco de Mayo and how much I disliked the marketing of a cultural holiday that symbolizes the hope and pride of a people. About how much I hate to see "Drinko De Mayo," and "Nacho Ordinary Cinco," slogans. The distaste for ads featuring tacos and sombreros.… Continue reading How I Found Happy Family Memories in a Token

Family, Parenting

My Son’s Gift On His Birthday

  Birds chirped, the fountain dripped and a gardener's blower punctuated my thoughts.The morning began with wistful moments. Today is my son's birthday. A rush of memories swept across my mind's eye. A baby with his first piñata, a toddler with a potty chair, a new backpack for Kindergarten... Could it be 30 years? When… Continue reading My Son’s Gift On His Birthday

Books, Family

20 Ways to Celebrate Before Christmas

  We haven't put up one Christmas bulb or decoration yet, but I am thinking of how to make Christmas more special this year. When I say special, I mean remembering that "Christ," is in the word "Christmas." The wheels began turning last night when I wandered through department stores looking for Christmas cards that… Continue reading 20 Ways to Celebrate Before Christmas