Tear down the dams

For the last three years I watched one of my best friends, after his divorce, actively, consciously, clamp down on the relationships in his life.  Deciding that certain types of experiences and connections were not to be participated in, actively…


Where are you headed?

“You can’t have a happy ending to unhappy journey” A. Hicks. If you’re journey is tainted with fear, apprehension, hatred, or any sort of negative emotion – you can’t expect to step foot onto a happy , joyful, playful destination….


narrow country highways

the smell of paint reminds me of my grandfather my mother’s father, he was a painter paint cans were everywhere, in all of if his three garages and cats so many cats, kittens and dogs he always had at least one…


A way to live (while you’re still alive)

Life is but a mere string of moments, yours to seize. You are here today. The good, the bad, the ugly. The beautiful. The love. Say yes! When you are angry, say yes! Because that anger wants to propel you somewhere forward, EMBRACE IT!  When you…


The Guesthouse ~Rumi

My favorite Rumi piece… This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome and entertain them all! Even if they’re a crowd of sorrows, who…


my own meditation

“Why do you come to sit in meditation? Why don’t you make writing your practice? If you go deep enough in your writing, it will take you everyplace.” (From Natalie Goldberg’s Writing Down the Bones)