Thriving Relationships..

Is there a common thread in thriving relationships and marriages? I recently stumbled across what I consider to be a strong common denominator worthy of consideration: distilled down to one word it’s – BUILDING. It could be a hobby or a business, constructing a house or designing a garden. It could be sharing a passion…

What did I learn this week?

This week I learned something about conquering fear. Fear grows best in the musty corners of our imagination when we face uncertainty and the unknown. On Monday as I sat in a chair at the imaging center waiting to be called in for my annual mammogram, I felt the usual wave of uncertainty but it…

Giving Back – The ‘Secret Ingredient’ to creating a fulfilling life..

The story captured the world’s attention: Captain Sir Tom Moore was recently knighted by the Queen of England in her first public engagement since the Covid-lockdown. Moore, who is 100 years old, raised 32 million pounds (from over 1.5 million individual donations) for NHS charities by walking laps around his garden in Bedfordshire. “This is…

“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life..”

This is the completely un-retouched, gorgeous sunrise that greeted me this morning when I walked out the front door with our dog. I immediately thought of the Michael Bublé lyrics..”it’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me..” And yes it is. Last night we watched a wonderful one hour…

#1 On My Bucket List!

There I was, standing in a paper “gown,” staring out the picture window at the beautiful view waiting for my dermatologist to come into the exam room.  At one point, a fisherman motored by in his boat to pull up traps spaced along the dock.  Maybe the traps were nothing but a ruse so he…