Pause

There usually comes a time during the summer that I feel the need to pause. The longer, warmer days typically foster a whirl of activity that is a far contrast from the shorter, cooler and cozier months. Summer is undoubtedly my favorite season of the year, but even favorite seasons can become routine and, a…

This Most Unusual Year

What a year it's been, eh? From the pandemic that has altered life as we know it all over the world, to political and social unrest in the United States, to devastating wildfires here in my home state of California, 2020 has been a doozy. If you had told me in March that the next…

Choose Joy

This year I have been really diving deep into discovering who I am, and what  my purpose, or dharma, is here on this Earth.   While I do not profess to have even come close to ascertaining the answers to those questions, one thing that I do know is that it is essential to find your…

Still Learning

As another year is coming to a close, I am engaging in what millions of others around the globe do at this time of year. Reflection on the past, and hope for the coming year. This process helps me to learn a little bit more about myself, strengths and weaknesses alike. I am still learning.…

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…

Strength in Weakness

The past few weeks have been hard.  Without going into the gory details, I have been inundated with immense burdens at work due to others' personal situations over which they have no control.  Doing my own work is hard enough, but having to do the work of three people, well, I think you get the…