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Once Again, There Are No Words

How to even write about such senseless violence ? I am simultaneously so very deeply saddened and horrified. We have had several recent mass shootings here in California recently. One after the other after the other. Yet another one this morning.  When will this stop? Then yesterday the gut wrenching violent video from Memphis was released…

Now What???

Ongoing surprises that come with aging (Writing prompt for Crow’s Feet) Aging is such a roller coaster ride, yes? And it brings all kinds of gifts and surprises. Some fun, some funny. Some not so much.  I look down at a body that I don’t really recognize. Things aren’t where I remember them being. Things…

The Sensuality of Aging

Some feelings become even more exquisite as time passes Aging is at times seen and referred to as a diminishing of things. Yes, some things diminish. Changes happen. Losses happen. Bodies change. Things can drop, spread and sag, I joke. It’s true. And we can laugh about it. It can be funny, but not always. …

The In-Between Place

The scary space between getting a medical test and being given the results I got a CT scan of my lungs yesterday morning.  The technicians were so kind and helped make the experience as pleasant as possible. I appreciate that, especially in moments of more vulnerability. Kindness goes a long way.  I have had CT…

All the Feelings are ok

Allowing ourselves and others the time to vent before leaping into gratitude I have had several interesting challenges lately.  Living in northern California, we have recently had floods, mudslides, falling trees, high winds, huge sinkholes and more.  My particular experiences lately have been with several falling trees near or on my property.  First of all,…

The Grace of a Falling Tree

Learning to appreciate the gifts of what didn’t happen I woke up at 3am to the sound of something crashing down. Not good, I thought. I got up and looked outside to see what might have happened.  We are getting a lot of rain here in northern California right now, and the grounds are getting…

Solitude and the Grace of Friends

Feeling connected, even in solitude I spent much of this past holiday season alone, intentionally. A time to reflect, to go inside, to simply be and to be in gratitude. To feel gratitude for my life. Especially since having had a couple of recent reminders of how fragile life can be, how quickly it can…

A Letter to Santa from a Woman of a Certain Age

Its time to write to Santa again, after all these years Dear Santa,  It’s been many years since you heard from me, I know. I didn’t forget you.  I got older, got absorbed by life and its duties, its chores, its ups and downs.  I left you to the innocence and wonder of young children.…

Validating Our Experience ofTrauma

Acknowledging our feelings to be able to move through them and beyond This weekend was tough.  I hesitate to even write about it, as it can be easy for me to invalidate my own experiences and feelings when I compare them to what others are suffering in this world. There is so much trauma and…

Tears of a Pope

Overcome by compassion for the suffering of others I watched the news yesterday, and I cannot get an image out of my head. There was a very brief segment about the pope. He had been praying aloud to a crowd for the people suffering in Ukraine, when he had to stop in the midst of…

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