When leaving on a trip or going back to college after a family get together , my dad would hug us kids and tell us to ” Be Particular ” or ” Keep your ship pointed north “. He needed to tell us this because after all of us going through a tough divorce with our parents, my brothers and I were a bit on … Continue reading Keeping Our Ship Pointed North
I don’t mean to be a wet blanket, but I hate July. Hate it. Besides being one of the hottest months of the year, it is also a month full of anniversaries of the heart for me. Without even realizing it I start feeling a sense of dread about this time every year. Then I remember… it’s that time again. I lost my dad at … Continue reading Blessed Indeed
I don’t know about you, but summer time used to be a lot better. Every year when the children get out of school, I still feel that wonderful feeling aaahhhhh…… That great feeling of freedom, shorts and flip-flops rule, and more leisure time to explore. Then the next week I realize that I am not on summer vacation, things are not easier, and what was … Continue reading Summertime… where the living is easy?
What do you say to someone who is going through hardships and is tired and wants to just check out… permanently? I have had that conversation with a loved one and let me tell you , it is heart wrenching . When he told me that he just wanted to go home and be with his mother and his maternal grandfather I told him we … Continue reading What would you say?
” She had traveled the world and had seen many beautiful and strange places, but she said that she still loved home the best”.
Continue reading What She Said… “she had traveled the world and had seen many beautiful places but she still loved home the best”.
Art can be life changing, for the artist and the viewer in my experience. Before I started creating art, I was what Julia Cameron of ” The Artist Way”, called a shadow artist. I collected art , was obsessed with it. I felt like it was connecting me to my deepest heart desires ( not even realizing it at the time ). Every piece I … Continue reading Your time as a caterpillar has expired… your wings are ready.
Even though I am in my fifties, nearing sixty, there is something about the first days of summer that has me feeling like a kid again. I start dreaming about going swimming, sleeping in, reading some good summery books, going to the beach… I pull out my white shorts, button down men’s shirts and sandals, which is my summer uniform, let my hair go crazy … Continue reading Summertime
When I was growing up, I often searched out places to hide out and read, draw, or ponder. In a family of extroverts, I was an oddity, or so I felt. My brothers told me no one knew that they had a sister, but that was ok with me! I just wanted to be alone, it may not have seemed healthy , but to me … Continue reading A place to call our own
I hope this summer is finding you staying cool, enjoying life, maybe slowing down a bit. Maybe calling a few girlfriends to get together for drinks, shopping expeditions, or a movie. Usually there are only a few that you share your innermost thoughts, dreams and day to day life with. We know many, and love many, but a handful of people are who you can … Continue reading The Importance Of Girlfriends…
It’s officially here….. Summer time! For us in the panhandle of Florida , summer is the longest season of the year. Time to relax, shed the excess clothing, and pare down our schedules in order to enjoy life a bit more. At my home, it is the time when life slows down. The heat can get oppressive, so sitting in the shade, with a cool … Continue reading Summertime, where the living is easy…