Very simply, I wish you delight in your day today.  Christmas Eve or otherwise, may you know love and peace and your life, in your home, in your heart. Later today, I'll be burning this candle.  I will think of you - you who visit me here (thank you).  And I will think of [...]

How to Steer Clear of the Crazy

Sometimes, especially at this time of year, some of us get a little crazy.  I choose to steer clear of the crazy.  Wanna join me?   Drink tea, or coffee...the warmth is good.  Also drink lots of water. Eat cookies.  Also eat vegetables. Do what you can do today.  But remember that tomorrow is another day. [...]

an invitation

so many are on the hunt for joy and happiness and balance and just-rightness.  and i can't say i never look for that too.  but less so, as these days and weeks and years pass by.  i'm less for the hunt and more for the celebration of what is, which borders on sounding cliché, maybe...there's [...]

it can wait

it's friday already?  say what?!  seriously, i'm working on being present, and, mostly, i feel like i am present...but how can i get from monday to friday and not really know how that happened?  there were sweet bits to my week...much to appreciate.  there were also a few {parenting} hitches...i swear those hitches try my patience [...]


in the end, maybe it's wiser to surrender before the miraculous scope of human generosity and just keep saying thank you, forever and sincerely, for as long as we have voices. ~ elizabeth gilbert ~ wishing a happy thanksgiving to those of you celebrating this united states holiday. and to everyone...wishing a day {a life} of [...]


what has passed is past what lies at your feet (at this very moment) this is your life the coffee, the laundry the crying baby, the ailing parent this is your now give it gentle attention celebrate (and forgive) the past in your heart allow space for future dreams, but the chair in which you sit, the [...]