This Too Shall Pass

On Friday my sister passed away after a relatively short illness. It was a very powerful reminder of how fragile life can be… I wrote this poem several years ago, seated beneath a giant bell that faces a local graveyard. For Whom The Bell Tolls Seagulls scream overhead, Above the mighty bell, While Inis Caorach … More This Too Shall Pass

Artist’s Dates

Today’s excerpt from my memoir “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow”, recounts how I found my voice, after reading Julia Cameron’s book “The Artist’s Way”. “One of the many books I read around this time was Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way.” Julia suggested a series of writing and other creative exercises designed … More Artist’s Dates

Put on your SPF!

It is such a joy to spend time in the mighty outdoors after a long winter. However, I am re-posting “Put on your SPF” which originates from May 2016, as a reminder to use a sunscreen. Yesterday, I drove around 30 miles, parked my car then climbed two long flights of stairs to a large waiting room. I felt … More Put on your SPF!

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a global initiative aimed at empowering women, which originated from a Socialist political event in New York, way back in 1909. International Women’s Day celebrated its centenary in 2011, a hundred years after Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland began their support of causes for women. In 1975, it was celebrated in the United … More International Women’s Day

A Wish for 2017

Every New Years Eve, I set my intentions for the coming year. Some people call it “Vision Mapping” but I have always called it creating a “Wish Collage”. I have been doing this for more than twenty years now and the results continue to amaze me… My 2016 Wish Collage You can see that I use … More A Wish for 2017