Change the way you look at things

I’m moving across the floor in Nia class and finding myself becoming more and more annoyed with the woman dancing in front of me. The room is packed—it’s a farewell class for one of our dear members who’s moving out of state—yet the woman I’m watching seems oblivious to this. Twirling, spinning and flailing –she’s claiming space […]

Are you stingy with your love?

This spring marked the 15-year anniversary of my mom’s passing. Healthy and active, she died at age 60 from congestive heart failure as a result of a sudden, serious case of the flu leaving behind six children ages 19 to 34. She’s been on my mind–and in my dreams–a lot lately. I often wonder how […]

Let’s Infect the World…with Love

Yesterday, sitting arm to arm with my husband in the sanctuary of our church, I found myself wiping away tears every few minutes. My heart was swollen–it physically ached. At the end of the service while singing Angels We Have Heard on High, I could barely look at the group of young boys and girls […]

I Choose Love … Again

I vividly remember an afternoon fourteen years ago when I was living in an apartment in central Austin with my husband-to-be, curled up in front of the fireplace reading my dad’s old, weathered copy of Return to Love by author/teacher Marianne Williamson. The book’s core message–that every moment and every day we’re presented with two […]

Sippy Cups for Everyone!!

I’m moving across the floor inNia class and finding myself becoming more and more annoyed with the woman dancing in front of me.   The room is packed—it’s a farewell class for one of our dear members who’s moving out of state—yet the woman I’m watching seems oblivious to this. Twirling, spinning and flailing –she’s claiming space […]

Do You Need to Reset?

  In the mid-seventies–as part of a radical move to simplify their lives–my parents hauled my four brothers and I from bustling San Antonio, TX to a remote area of Northern California. We lived in the majestic Sierra Nevada Mountains near the Donner Pass. I rode our horses Bobbie and Pattie bareback, hiked over rocks […]

Curiosity

Last month my husband and I had a session with a parenting coach. My almost ten-year old has hit adolescence and it’s taken us by surprise (we thought we had a few more years before he started asking for the car keys!). She shared that the number one thing we can do to support our […]

A New Way of Being

(This morning I found this scribbled on the back of a page in my journal. It’s from the first  week of my summer writing sabbatical. June 22, 2011. You can read more about my summer here.) The deepest part of me desires to WAKE UP and evolve into a New Way of Being!! I am […]

Choosing Love Over Fear

There are only ever two choices: love or fear. Which path will you take? My writing sabbatical this past July/August was incredible. Incredibly intense that is. I told a friend the other day it was like 30 years of therapy in two months. I went far and deep and visited places I’ve never been before! […]