Dum Spiro Spero

"While I breathe, I hope." This year has brought enormous challenge and change. From the COVID-19 pandemic and the uprooting of our relative normalcy, to nationwide unrest and grief over yet another killing of a black man at the hand of law enforcement, 2020 will be a year to REALLY remember. It is easy to…

“You’re Happy”

Such a simple sentiment, but so profound the meaning. My mother, recently hospitalized, spoke those words to me as she lay waiting for a procedure to assess the severity of her cardiac disease. My sister and I were by her bedside in the cath lab, and, true to form, rather than being somber and stone-faced,…

Infinite Hope

There is no doubt that 2017 was a difficult year. Newscasts, social media feeds, even strangers in the check out line at the market are lamenting the difficulties and tribulations we have faced, collectively, as a nation, and individually as human beings.   The hate, division, greed and absolute lack of compassion for people and Earth…

Celebrating the Connections

Recently I had the privilege and honor of being inducted along with my girl’s basketball teammates into my high school athletic hall of fame. Now you may be thinking “what’s the big deal?” and, frankly, a part of me felt the same way going into this event.   But now, having seen my teammates from nearly…

Beauty Survives the Storm

Over the past several days, northern California has been pummeled with heavy rain and wind. Streets are littered with tree branches and other remnants of vegetation unable to withstand the battering winds. Swollen creeks and overloaded storm drains leave behind mud and debris. All in all, it’s been a mess, however much needed in our…

Light

As 2016 comes to a close, I have found myself doing what many do this time of year. Christmas is over, and a new year approaches, along with new possibilities, new chances to better ourselves, and a renewed hope for the coming year. For many, myself included, 2016 has been a tough year.   For me,…

Attracting Good

Wisdom traditions teach that we attract what we put out into the Universe.   I have, in the past, been somewhat skeptical of the Law of Attraction, simply because it never seemed to really work for me.   I consider myself a good person, with generally no malice or ill will toward people.   I help those in…

Answered Prayer

Have you ever felt as though God does not hear your prayers? Jesus says "ask and it shall be given to you."  So why do some prayers seemingly go unanswered? Well, they don't.  God answers each and every prayer and petition, it just may be that the answer is "no," or "not just yet."  …