going Fourth in gratitude!

going Fourth in gratitude!

I started collecting memories this morning while giving the garden a quick water with jax boy waiting patiently for his walk… I found it astonishing to realize how much fireworks and the Fourth of July have played a part in my growing up.   Most recently,...
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,...
absconded!

absconded!

a pair of jeans here. a shirt there. that belt that went with the perfect outfit. i don’t know about you, however, i can confess to having taken over a few items of clothing from the men i’ve loved and known. my dad’s blue, black and grey classic flannel Pendleton...
heaven on earth

heaven on earth

for me, here’s the thing, it’s all about the willing, constant surrender. why? well, my ego has this fantasy world going on — there is this sandy-world that is perfect. ego-sandy has somehow miraculously created this existence where she is all of the...
unhooking

unhooking

I first landed on the concept of being “hooked” just a couple short years ago by Pema Chodron, a woman I consider to be a true teacher. Married twice, divorced, cheated on, had a family, had a career — I knew she was as “real” as me and I readily accepted her earthy...