What does PEACE mean to you?

So here’s a question to consider as we claw our way out of the smelly, nasty pit that was 2020.. If you were to climb onto Santa’s lap and.. (never mind) If you were to launch a note folded up as a paper airplane over Santa’s protective plexiglass barrier asking for peace… and Santa said…

Don’t let the holidays frazzle your dazzle..

Let’s face it, Christmas can be a bumpy, one horse, open-sleigh ride.  One minute you’re all calm and bright sipping hot cocoa watching a Hallmark holiday movie, the next minute you’re being Manheim-Steamrollered at Costco. I have found that creating a ‘serenity zone,’ a time and place where I can retreat at least once a…

Exitology

GRAND FINALES!  … Growing up I missed them all. My dad was obsessed with crowds and traffic so we always left everything early. It didn’t matter if it was an ice-skating show, the circus, a fireworks displays… you name it. The minute my dad sniffed a grand finale in the making, he would whisk us…

The Cost of Daydreaming

The following essay by VIVIAN GORNICK  challenges us to literally examine ‘where our head is at.’ Just as the author admits in her piece, I too have been guilty of not being “fully present” when I should be. Unlike Ms. Gornick who was distracted by a constant flow of self criticism and fantasies about a…