A New Year’s Hope for Radical Acceptance, Greater Kindness and Deeper Truth

“Don’t you find it odd,” she continued, “that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.” ~ Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State   On this New Year’s Eve, I am looking inward and claiming my personally perceivedContinue reading “A New Year’s Hope for Radical Acceptance, Greater Kindness and Deeper Truth”

In Gratitude for Learning how to Forgive Thyself

Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself. ~ William Shakespeare   Allowing my mind to wander at will during my brisk walk today along the trustworthy path in the neighborhood where I reside, my thoughts turned to the act of forgiveness and what a delicate art mercy can be, especiallyContinue reading “In Gratitude for Learning how to Forgive Thyself”

In Gratitude for Love and Marriage

“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember. We are nearer to Spring than we were in September. I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.” ~ Oliver Herford   Increasing our gratitude efforts in the month of November can allow us to reflectContinue reading “In Gratitude for Love and Marriage”

Strength in numbers and my personal #metoo

“Beauty provokes harassment, the law says, but it looks through men’s eyes when deciding what provokes it.” ~ Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth   My father was a traveling salesman for a book publishing company. Part of his compensation package included a leased company vehicle that he would sign for every few years. We hadContinue reading “Strength in numbers and my personal #metoo”

Lighting the way for those children lost too soon, never forgotten, remaining forever in our hearts #waveoflight2017

“There is, I am convinced, no picture that conveys in all its dreadfulness, a vision of sorrow, despairing, remediless, supreme. If I could paint such a picture, the canvas would show only a woman looking down at her empty arms.” ~ Charlotte Brontë   A flicker of light, a ray shining through, cast out theContinue reading “Lighting the way for those children lost too soon, never forgotten, remaining forever in our hearts #waveoflight2017”