...I want to bake. So bad! But I'm self-quarantining due to not feeling so hot. I honestly think it's a cold I picked up from my daughter (she's well now), but right now we can't be too sure or too safe. Especially after my recent trip to NYC... just taking extra precautions, staying home, and… Continue reading Oh, if only I could bake right now!
(Inspired by Susannah Conway's #augustbreak2019) Human. What does that mean? I think it means a lot more than just skin and bones, minds and development, socialization and communication. Because when you think of it, many other species have those characteristics too. So what does "human" mean? For me, it’s a feeling. A sense of being.… Continue reading A Puget Sound Surprise
We're halfway through the year and I haven't at all accomplished what I wanted or had hoped to in regards to my blog. The weeks and months have simply flown by, even though some days seemed to drag on forever. I had blog idea after blog idea pop into my head with full intentions of… Continue reading it’s Midsummer and I haven’t fulfilled my Night’s Dream
This is me, enjoying the shade of a tree in the middle of Cape Town’s winelands. . . For all of you who know me, you know how I love to laugh and be the center of attention at times. I love to present in front of a group (I used to be a yoga… Continue reading This Is Me
They say one way to open your eyes is to ask yourself, "What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again?" Both of these questions went round and round in my head the entire time I was in South Africa. I knew I would love being… Continue reading South Africa: Once Seen, Never Forgotten
Have you ever been in the middle of something when all of a sudden you're flooded with memories of a loved one who's past? Maybe it's a scent that comes from across the room, maybe it's a distant sound you hear, or maybe it's just a thought that comes out of nowhere and sends you… Continue reading Angels in Full Moons
Susannah Conway. Well, she's actually a "who" 🙂 and she's inspiring this very blog post. I'm taking her Blogging from the Heart course at the moment, and I love it. Every day she sends an email with info and to-dos that are quite bite-size and doable, even with an already full daily schedule. If you're looking… Continue reading What’s Inspiring Me Right Now?
I'm a pretty guarded person, but yet for some reason I think people know a lot about me. But I may be wrong. In fact, I know I'm wrong. Not many people know the "real" me. I have a few close friends who know my ins and outs, some of whom I haven't really spoken… Continue reading 10 Things You Might Not Know About Me
Anxiety hurts. It hurts the person who struggles with it And it hurts everyone around them who are trying to help them through it. It’s like a ripple that turns into a wave Crashing down on the shoreline And taking back with it whatever it can. If you’ve ever experienced it, or know someone who… Continue reading A Breath Through Anxiety
...well, almost. Almost 2 weeks ago, I was diagnosed with a retina detachment. Having worked in the ophthalmology field for as long as I have, I knew exactly what was happening as the symptoms were coming on. But it wasn't until I heard it fall out of the mouth of an ophthalmologist friend that fear… Continue reading I Can See Clearly Now