Monthly Archives: August 2014

Is Marriage Forever?

August 29th, 2014 (2 Comments)

A month ago we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary, definitely a milestone for us. This past weekend my in-laws celebrated their 90th birthdays and 71 years of marriage. When my mother-n-law was my age they had already be married 36 years! We’re at an age where we are now going to weddings of our friends […]

What does real strength look like?

August 27th, 2014 (No Comments)

Today my mom is having surgery. I’m amazed at her incredible strength, she has endured 12 weeks of chemo, watched her daughter battle cancer, lost her only son to cancer, another daughter diagnosed a month ago, her ex-husband died of cancer and numerous friends over the years have battled this horrific disease. There is no […]


August 26th, 2014 (No Comments)

I think this is a “James Brown” quote– 10 days is a long time to be away from your routine. This quote applies to me in so many ways- I’m feeling so frazzled right now, this is when I know I am all of my 55 years, a couple of all nighters and I am […]


August 25th, 2014 (2 Comments)

As much as I love packing my bags and catching a flight somewhere, I am always just as happy to come back home. We spent a week on the beautiful island of Kauai. 25 years ago we were married on this island and we have been coming back ever since then, always discovering something new. […]


August 14th, 2014 (3 Comments)

We are going to KAUAI! Our first trip there was in 1988 and we fell in love with the island. Amani and Reggie will be going as well, I am cherishing these family vacations, and happy that they still want to travel with us. I’m looking forward to having no agenda. I will be in […]

Michael Brown & Robin Williams

August 13th, 2014 (1 Comment)

Two men, from totally different worlds were lost this past week. 18 year old Michael Brown, unarmed was shot and killed by the police at 2:15 in the afternoon. My son will be 18 on November 18th, Michael could have been my son. My son does not have his drivers license as of yet, so […]

Do You Collect Anything?

August 12th, 2014 (No Comments)

I admit, I have hoarder tendencies. I accumulate stuff, I’m getting better, slowly getting rid of things that no longer serve me. Hoarders love collecting, it’s sort of an excuse to gather more things. I have a collection of tea cups, ¬†decorative pitchers, elephants, pins, shoes, jewelry, christmas ornaments from around the world, and ¬†All […]

Surround Yourself with Goddesses…

August 11th, 2014 (No Comments)

Saturday I had a gathering of Goddesses, there was no rhyme or reason, a loose guest list of friends, some I’ve know forever, and a few I just met. We had no agenda, just coming together just because. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by an amazing community of goddesses giving advice and reaching out to […]

What is Luxurious ?

August 8th, 2014 (3 Comments)

Luxury does not have to be a label or be expensive. In our consumer driven society we are encouraged to accumulate “things”, the latest model car, or the “it” bag, or a pair of those “red bottom” shoes…I have been guilty of all the above, but I know these things are not the key to […]

What Are You Afraid Of?

August 7th, 2014 (11 Comments)

It is easy to pretend to be fearless, to be brave in all situations, to be invincible- but we all have something that scares the SHIT out of us. As I get older my “fear list” has changed. When I was younger my list was simple, things like spiders, roller coasters, heights, and oddly enough […]


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