happy new 2016

happy new 2016

opening the wrapper on a new meditation calendar for 2016, i caught myself. there i was, hanging those new dreams on my wall, while hoping that jax would make it through to the end of next year, next christmas will i still be blessed with him in my life? then,...
white shoulders and warm love…

white shoulders and warm love…

right now i have the most loving pup ever sleeping sweetly in my lap. he has his paws hooked lightly over my thighs and his head in my lap. he is snoring lightly, completely asleep and trusting while being held by me. every once in a wile there is a twitch or deep...
once upon a time…

once upon a time…

once upon a time, on a thanksgiving day long ago and far away, a girl and a boy decided it would be a good day to marry. after all, what could possibly be more auspicious than acknowledging your life union on a day of thanks giving and gratitude? this was a great idea...
the kindness of strangers

the kindness of strangers

well, right off the bat I need to start with confessing I did something incredibly foolish. i got distracted and I lost the ignition key to my rental car. in a grocery store! it *was* for a good cause, I had picked up the phone because i had a dear friend who I knew...
fear. real and imagined.

fear. real and imagined.

apparently our brains don’t differentiate true I’m-in-danger fear from the my-mind-made-it-up garden variety fear. our bodies feel both as if there is an immediate threat to safety. we hit that fight or flight response and our amygdala — the good old...