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On To Something Big

On To Something Big

My friend Molly Barker says when she feels both fear and joy in the same moment, she knows she’s on to something big.   I know exactly what she means. On the day I left for Costa Rica, I couldn’t stop tearing up in the USAirways Lounge.  It had started at home, when I said goodbye to my […]

What to pack?

What to pack?

I packed meticulously for nearly 2 months for my extended stay in Costa Rica. I brought a magnification mirror, a water purification pitcher, two pounds of my favorite tea, extra thumb drives, candles, a battery-powered bedside light, enough Aveda products to last 6 months, scented eye pillows and recyclable shopping bags. Five pairs of ear […]

Buy a Shoe, Give a Shoe

Buy a Shoe, Give a Shoe

While on my visits to Peru, I learned about the Quechua concept of ayni. The theme is integral to the country’s indigenous cosmology and, according to writer J.E. Williams, “…ayni manifests as mutual sharing, respect and understanding the needs of others.  By reciprocating all the good that comes to you from others, nature and the spirit world, you become more […]

Opening your Gifts

Opening your Gifts

I ran a successful event planning company for twenty-five years before I decided it was time to make a change.  The decision didn’t come lightly, and it didn’t come quickly—it was years in the making. While I enjoyed most of the things about running my company, I always expected I would not do it forever.  […]

Show Up with What You Got

Show Up with What You Got

My friend Laura is a free spirit, with a bit of gypsy in her.  She stays light on her feet; indeed, sometimes she seems to float into a room. I met Laura in yoga teacher training and was immediately drawn to her.  I sensed from the beginning that she had a back-story that I wanted […]