Top 10 Lessons Learned in my First 50 Years

Ten lessons I have learned in my first 50 years.

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Happy Birthday;or What Now?

December is my birthday month and Sunday is my birthday. This is my personal “new year” and traditionally the time when I reflect the past year and plan for the fresh one on the horizon.     As you know, I’ve had lots of time on my hands lately (ahem) due to unemployment and now […]

She Would Have Been 50 Today…

I won’t lie, 50 has been a rough six months so far. At least I’m halfway through it. Since my birthday in December – which wimpered, rather than roared, in the way I had hoped it would – I have been sick with a mild and lingering case of the flu, then allergies, then a […]

Notes From My Retreat: Day 1

I went on retreat earlier this month. You can read a little bit about it here. It is a beautiful, magical place filled with silence and divinity. Here is a draft of something I wrote when I arrived: 2017 Retreat; Big Sur This is where I spent my 40th birthday. This is where I fought […]

Got Silence?

The first time I went on a silent retreat was ten years ago.   It was over the weekend of my 40th birthday. When I told my then husband that I wanted to spend $300 to go away for four days of writing and silence and leave him with our children –  who were two […]

My Birthday Was Saturday and Yes, I am Sick Now.

There is one post of mine that often shows up in web searches and it is titled Letting the Space In, or Why I Always Get Sick Around My Birthday.  Clearly I am not the only one who frequently gets sick around their birthday — other people are searching for answers too. I hope my […]