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Alla frutta

December 30, 2018

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” ~ Seneca the Younger   A formal Italian meal usually consists of several courses: Antipasti (Appetizers) Primo (First Course) Secondo (Main Course) Contorni (Sides) Insalata (Salad) Frutta e formaggio (Fruit & Cheese) Dolce (Dessert) Caffè, Digestivo (Coffee, Digestif) Everyday meals are simpler, but follow a similar […]

Let Your Heart Be Light

December 19, 2018

“The windows of my soul I throw Wide open to the sun.” ~ John Greenleaf Whittier   For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, Friday, December 21 marks the Winter Solstice, the longest night and shortest day of the year.  The term solstice comes from the Latin words “sol” for sun and “sistere” for […]

And Now, for Some Completely Different Things…

December 7, 2018

“Know what’s weird?  Day by day, nothing seems to change.  But pretty soon, everything’s different.” ~ Bill Watterson Need some cool and original ideas for holiday gifts?  Here are a few of my favorite things this season.  None of these vendors or artists have asked me to promote them; I’m just passing on some links […]

Silver Man

November 25, 2018

“And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ~ Kahlil Gibran This is one of the most difficult posts I’ve had to write, as well as one I’ve felt the most compelled to do.  Earlier this week, I said goodbye to one of the great […]

Yay!

November 7, 2018

“Success is due less to ability than to zeal.” ~ Charles Buxton Statue can be found here   Several years ago, I wrote a short post about the exclamation “yay!”.  A conversation I had with a yoga therapy client this morning inspired me to share those thoughts on this joyful word again today. I had […]

Don’t Boo 🎃

October 23, 2018

“Do not complain.  Don’t hashtag.  Don’t get anxious.  Don’t retreat.  Don’t binge on whatever it is you’re bingeing on.  Don’t lose yourself in ironic detachment.  Don’t put your head in the sand.  Don’t boo.  Vote.  Vote.” ~ President Barack Obama As Abraham Lincoln so eloquently stated it in 1863, our government is one “of the […]

America the Flavorful

September 20, 2018

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ~ Thomas Merton Paul Abbas/P.A. Boards   Having grown up in a city that was located just a few miles from a popular surf spot, the culture and music associated with surfing were an influential part of my youth.  In 1994, when […]

Cat Music

August 14, 2018

“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life – music and cats.” ~ Albert Schweitzer Did you know that living with a cat can reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes by more than one third?  Those of us who have cats as family members can attest to the calming and […]

Independence

July 3, 2018

“If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.” ~ Douglas Adams As more and more news comes to light about how tech companies have collected and sold the private data, […]

Gradually

June 11, 2018

“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue.  Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you would not be able to live them.  And the point […]