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  • On Being Open To The Universe

    These days we talk a lot about “being open to the universe”. Last year when I decided to put my house on the market, I decided I was going to be open to the universe. Not much changed in my life last year. I started this year with an impulse offer to an acquaintance. It worked out. In the last six months it seems one thing has led to another and there is currently every possibility that my life will be totally different – a complete redesign – by the end of the year. What was the difference? I now firmly believe there is a distinct difference between saying “I am going to be open to the universe.” which has a suggestion of a future action… and just saying “Yes!” to universe. I just got back from a trip to Spain, where my daughter got married, and my motto there Read more →

  • With Age Comes Wisdom!

    I’m in Madrid! According to my laptop it’s 9:00 p.m. According to my iPhone it’s 6:00 a.m. I arrived yesterday after 24 hours of flying and hanging out in airports. Last night was a huge reunion dinner. At this moment my body is just kinda confused. Despite the very long day and the evening of camaraderie and sangria, I woke up at 4 a.m. local time, wide awake and feeling great. I felt like a glass of the beautiful red Spanish wine sitting on the counter of our downtown hotel, but of course the logical person in me wondered what time the café across the street would be open for an espresso. I lay there going through several of the relaxation tapes I have committed to memory, tried unsuccessfully to meditate myself back to sleep, the operative word in both cases is “unsuccessful”. I’m sharing the suite with my daughter Read more →

  • It’s All About The Choices: One Woman’s Opinion
    It’s All About The Choices: One Woman’s Opinion

      By some standards I’m older than dirt! Looking in the rear view, I guess I have lived through a number of decades.  They all have such different memories.  And lessons learned. I remember as the 50s turned into the 60s finding out there was a whole big world out there outside my small home town. Lesson learned:  give a child a forest and a lake, a few wild animals and a whole lot of rain and they learn to create a world of wonder and adventure that is second to none.   I remember as the 60s turned into the 70s realizing that there was an even bigger world out there with war and hate on one side and hippies and peace and love on the other.  I so wanted to go to Woodstock and Haight-Ashbury but I was still too young; and my limited tv viewing flashed dreadful Read more →

  • Cluttered Space >> Muddled Mind

    I’m fundraising chair for a local charity this year.  As with last year, I’m organizing a Silent Auction to raise money. My local business community has really come together to support us, and we’ve had so many donations! and where are those donations being stored? Right!  in my office! I have stacks of gift certificates on one end of my desk; I have a variety of gift baskets pressed into a corner of my office; I have some beautiful artwork standing in my comfy chair; I have a number of other bulky items taking up space. I have a Cluttered Office!  and my productivity has gone down.   It’s like my available oxygen has been displaced.   It’s like my thoughts have too many obstructions to move freely. The fundraiser is this weekend… and not a moment too soon. What condition is your office in?  your desk?  your home?  your Read more →