The Loneliness Epidemic

Feeling Alone Last week my daughter Erin—a clinical trials & research nurse—sent me a very dismal report about loneliness. Then, I stumbled upon a piece on the same subject while researching something else. And, in the past few weeks, I’ve talked to at least four people about loneliness. When there’s a recurring theme, it’s a […]

Chasing Dreams

January 10, 2017 a note to God: Hi God,  It’s a New Year. The last one flew by faster than the previous ten, and much faster than the twenty before that. The first thirty—well, they seemed to meander slowly; like a lazy river taking its time, enjoying the scenery. I know, that as we have more […]

Change

As I sat down to write this morning’s post on change, I received a message from a dear friend. Denise wanted to let me know that her Dad died last night. I wrote about Bill in “Backgammon & Life” just six weeks ago.  He’d been battling cancer and passed over to the spirit side at […]

No Regrets

I’d like to get to the end of this life with no regrets. Maybe that’s not possible. I do know that I seek to live in a way that makes that goal a little more attainable. I’ve failed at this often and I’m sure, in spite of my best intentions, I’ll fail again, but it […]

Winds of Change

Do you ever wonder what you could do to bring more peace, joy and harmony to your home? Do you have lists (in your head, in a drawer, on little scraps of paper) of what you’d like to change? These are words from David Bowie’s 1971 song “Changes”: I watch the ripples change their size […]

Peace During the Holidays

When I looked up an antonym for peaceful, all I found was “unpeaceful”. Okay, that’s fair but I was thinking of something a little more descriptive than that. How about “chaotic”, “draining”, “tense”, exhausting”, “scary” or “stressful?”  I’m sure you could add other words to that list. What emotions do you feel when your home […]