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

New Beginnings

  The end of summer -lazy and lethargic– the beginning of autumn – a renewal of energy and vigor. Actually, fall is my favorite season – as there is a sudden, welcome crispness in the air, the leaves turning into vibrant color, increased activity; the scent of wood burning in fireplaces, children returning to school

A Dramatic Turn

My life changed dramatically and abruptly at age 60 when my husband of 39 years and I divorced. What was happening to us and our relationship were incomprehensible to me at the time and unexpected. By this juncture of our lives, we had survived and triumphed over many of life’s losses and travails. We had

At Home with Nature

I am most truly myself and at home in the world of nature. The lofty pines, the delicate willows, the humble marigolds, the majestic spruce, the proliferation of wild and brilliantly colored flowers and foliage, the calming waters of the rivers, the sublime mountain tops, the graceful and fluidly flying song birds – each of

Welcome, Friends

I am so delighted to welcome you to my blog, my life, my thoughts, my beliefs, my philosophy and my world. It is an opportunity to share in a way that I’ve never really considered previously, as essentially, I am a very private person. I’ve wanted to share my thoughts, ideas and experiences for a