Beauty from adversity

Beauty from adversity

It’s been a year since the world lost one of the brightest lights it has ever known. I lost my friend – and my “treasured” excuses (I called them reasons) for being less than I am. These are my words the day she passed. May they lift you up and...
What’s got your attention?

What’s got your attention?

There certainly is an awful lot to distract us these days, isn’t there? Politically, financially, professionally, personally… So much that feels “not right.” So we get distracted. We get so caught up talking about what needs to change –...
Rescued from the Dinghy Rack

Rescued from the Dinghy Rack

There is no prison, no box, no punishment that will ever compare to that imposed by our own self-talk. No one will ever judge us more harshly. No truth will ever feel so absolute. Yet… As I walked the waterfront with my dear friend, I circled the wagons around...
Now is the time to make art

Now is the time to make art

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ~ Leonard Bernstein, after the assassination of JFK  What do we do now? No matter where we sit on the political spectrum, as we watch fear and...
It has never been more important

It has never been more important

Today, I will not contribute to the wringing of hands and gnashing of teeth. Suffice it to say, there has never been a more important time to go first. More than ever, the world needs leaders and life changers. More than ever, the world needs us to see “what...
The world needs you – now

The world needs you – now

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” ~ Barack Obama No, this isn’t a political commentary. (Phew!) It is a life commentary. You know...