Expect the Unexpected

“Live in the moment” is advice we often receive. But what does this truly signify We are advised to take Life “one day at a time”. The same concept applies to both statements. Do not fear the future or live in and/or regret the past. Yes, nearly all of us have made so-called “mistakes” or […]

Compassion

Compassion is one of the greatest blessings and gifts we have to share with others. Through empathy, we relate to others who are experiencing pain, sorrow or challenge. We somehow understand their hurt, disappointment, sadness and grief. We can relate to them and remain nonjudgmental. Although we cannot literally “walk in their shoes”, we can […]

There Are No Mistakes

We couldn’t make a “mistake” if we wanted to. Katherine Hayward firmly believed that all we experience is in accordance with karma (the Law of Cause and Effect) and the lessons that we must learn in order to be greater, kinder, loving and more compassionate people. Each experience and our response to it determines the […]

Acceptance

I believe that one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is Acceptance. In a life full of hurts and disappointments, we should come to recognize and hold with great value and gratitude all the joys and beauties we have experienced. Acceptance is a discipline. We have to learn to graciously and gratefully accept […]

Finding Peace in a Chaotic World

Today was a very difficult and challenging day. I had one appointment or meeting after another , was feeling stressed about revisions/modifications to my manuscript, concerned about various business contracts, had health issues, etc.   I always remind myself of the aphorism “All is well”. I transmute the potentially negatives into positives and optimism. I […]

There is No Death

“THERE IS NO DEATH! YOU COULDN’T DIE IF YOU WANTED TO!” Those are the words of my mentor and spiritual teacher, Katherine Sedonia Hayward. Born in Wales in 1899, Katherine had an “out-of-the-body” experience at age seven. She recalls being with “angelic beings” who advised her that she should return to the physical body and […]

One Day at a Time

It has become a cliché, but it makes so much sense to take life one day at a time. To live life in the present moment. To be mindful, aware and PRESENT. You don’t want to miss any of the neverending gift each and every moment presents. Sure, you may be angry, insulted, disappointed, disgusted […]

The Painful Process of Grief

As I posted in my most recent blog, I recently lost a beloved friend and family member, my dachshund, Oscar Willie Wilde, who, by no stretch of the imagination was a “typical” dachshund (if, indeed, there is such a thing). He was a Therapy dog who helped heal and comfort countless people of all ages […]

The Loss of my Oscar Willie Wilde

How can I possibly describe my beautiful and extraordinary red and black Tweenie dachshund, Oscar Willie Wilde, a refugee from the Irving Shelter whose age and background remain a mystery to all who have been blessed enough to know him? He was affectionate and pure love. There was no mystery about him other than WHY […]

Autumn Days

Autumn always reminds me of my spiritual teacher and mentor, Katherine. We use to drive to Malibu from her home in West Hollywood –traveling through Westwood (UCLA), then Brentwood, then Pacific Palisades on onto Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). The weather was beautiful – actually absolutely perfect; the palm trees swayed but were intact; leaves were […]