16 Favorite Moments of 2016: A Photojournal

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it. – Groucho Marx Today is New Year’s Eve 2016, which makes it a perfectContinue reading “16 Favorite Moments of 2016: A Photojournal”

Reflection 2016: A Year of Growth and Flight

“Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.” ― Leonardo da Vinci Reflection 2016 Yesterday was the darkest day of the year, December 21, the winter solstice. Here in Ohio, the sun rose atContinue reading “Reflection 2016: A Year of Growth and Flight”

The Gift of Presence: Slowing Down and Sharing Gratitude

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. – Audrey Hepburn The month of December is a month of rushing. Do you sense it, too? It takes only listening and observing the motion around us to understand — with intensity, Americans dart about, making lists, buying gifts, hurrying. I feel the hurryContinue reading “The Gift of Presence: Slowing Down and Sharing Gratitude”

Darkness, Perspective, and Light

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’sContinue reading “Darkness, Perspective, and Light”

3 Essentials for Thriving as a Single Mom

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’sContinue reading “3 Essentials for Thriving as a Single Mom”

Summer Gardens

“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson It’s funny sometimes to think amidst the busyness of work, family, appointments, kids’ practices and games, about slowing down. Most of the year, out of necessity, I’m moving too fast. Busyness becomes a routine, andContinue reading “Summer Gardens”

What Only Light Can Do

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” ― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches Along with so many, I’m deeply saddened by the week’s events, first by the news story coming out of Stanford aboutContinue reading “What Only Light Can Do”

Summer, Updates, and More Time for Fun

“There’s nothing like deep breaths after laughing that hard. Nothing in the world like a sore stomach for the right reasons.” – Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower More Time for Fun I love summer. I’ve said it before, but it’s always true. Sunshine, flowers, grass, pools, roadtrips … the potential is endlessContinue reading “Summer, Updates, and More Time for Fun”