Please vote

I really wish that everyone felt their voice counted and would vote. I understand why some people don’t feel this way. I understand that there are people out there who feel that winning is the only object, and don’t care if they have to lie, cheat, or steal votes to win. And the only way . . . → Read More: Please vote

I am in charge of my own life

I am in charge of my own life. The choices are all mine to make. This is probably a good thing, although I must admit, there are times when I would like to turn over responsibility for my life to someone else. Sometimes there are just too many choices: too many food choices, too many . . . → Read More: I am in charge of my own life

May I learn all my lessons this year

I am going into this New Year with a couple of realizations that I hope stay with me. They may not be new to you. In fact, they may not be new to me, but I think I may finally be starting to realize the meaning here.

1 – I don’t always have to appear . . . → Read More: May I learn all my lessons this year

Don’t assume that you know other’s motivation

Could we please all be nice to each other – especially right now when so many are hurting. It really does not help to belittle other’s choices at this point. There are a lot of people out there trying to figure out what comes next and how they can help. They are doing the best . . . → Read More: Don’t assume that you know other’s motivation

Living in the present

I was going through some old pictures the other day, and really enjoying some memories of my son when he was small. I am so glad to have the pictures to prod those old memories!

Don’t get me wrong though – I don’t look back yearning for the old days. I know that those days . . . → Read More: Living in the present

What makes you smile?

I love looking at old pictures – so many of them make me smile. So I started thinking – what else makes me smile? It’s past time to find things that make me smile, so here goes: babies, my Buddha garden, pictures from good times, my husband, my kid, sitting on the grass in the . . . → Read More: What makes you smile?

I choose

Some things are happening in this New Year that are making me realize that it is important to remember that I am at choice. I do always have a choice. I may not get to decide what is going to happen, but I DO always get to decide how I will react to whatever does . . . → Read More: I choose

New Year

It’s coming up on a new year, and, while I don’t make resolutions, I am choosing to start up this blog again, so here goes. I am not promising how often I will write, but I am going to try to write regularly, whatever that turns out to be.

So I hope everyone had a . . . → Read More: New Year

Your Self-care Lists

OK, we know what self-care is, and we know why we should do it. But what can we do that constitutes self-care?

I think you might like this answer – ANYTHING THAT YOU LIKE. If it is self-care to you, then it is self-care. Remember though, that also means that what may be exquisite self-care . . . → Read More: Your Self-care Lists

Self-care – Again, or is it Still

It’s on my mind again – self-care, that is. It’s cold and wet and gray and rainy (yeah, I’m in Seattle), and I need some exquisite self-care.

For me right now, I think that means a pedicure to fix up my cracking heels. It also means getting out of town, just for a night, next . . . → Read More: Self-care – Again, or is it Still