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Finding balance in your day

I love this quote from the extraordinary Helen Keller. She died almost fifty years ago, but somehow her take on finding a good balance between getting through each day and following her passions seems perfectly relevant in 2017. In my…

How’s your sleep hygiene?

Sleep is a hot health topic these days. A lot of women struggle to get a good night's sleep — especially moms and those of us aged 50 plus. I thought I had a pretty good pre-sleep routine in place,…

A lesson in mindfulness from the Coffee Queen

I sit with my friends Ruth and Warren and our kids on low wooden plank benches. The ground beneath our feet is swept dirt between a tiny house made of mud and reeds, and an open outdoor wooden structure which…

Sidewalk Wisdom

Walking my doggy around the block in my new/old neighborhood led me to this beautiful series of chalk messages this week. What a fantastic gift for those of us walking up the hill from the beach, right at the steepest…

Setting A Deadline

It's so easy to put things off. Take my last two weeks. I haven't posted here, even though I fully intended to. I even had posts photographed and written. I had some great excuses — I moved house among other…

Not inspired, unnerved

I like to post something inspiring on a Wednesday. The middle of the week is when I need a little uplifting, but I’m guessing we’re all just doing our best to get through each day after the seeing the horrific…

Finding (writing) inspiration

The Panel: Chris Brancato, Shawn Ryan, Andy Schneider, Lawrence Andrews The writers group I meet with weekly is a great source of inspiration and support, not only for my writing, but for finding new ways to stay excited, informed and…