Sleepless in Seattle

June 11th, 2012
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Tom Hanks and Ross Malinger
When I watch the hysterically funny but poignant movie, “Sleepless in Seattle,” one of my favorite scenes is when the character played by actress Rita Wilson tries to explain to  the character played by actor Tom Hanks and the other guys gathered round the table exactly why the incredibly romantic movie “An Affair To Remember” is only truly understood by women.

Rita Wilson starts to repeat dialogue from “An Affair To Remember” and sets up the scenes with Deborah Kerr (is it pronounced “Kerr” or Carr? I never can remember…”) and Cary Grant.  Then she Read More

Earth Angels

June 5th, 2012
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Many years ago, one of my aunts generously gave me a book about people’s first-hand experiences with angels called Angel Letters by Sophy Burnham. Burnham previously had written the bestseller, A Book of Angels, which was so popular that hundreds of people wrote to Burnham about their encounters with angels.  Burnham took these letters and with the permission of the writers, published their letters and used people’s real names. “Since finishing A Book of Angels I have come to a personal belief:  that we live surrounded by ghosts, by spirits, not only in our imagination, as metaphors of our past,… Read More

Angels & Faith

June 4th, 2012
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Faith is usually defined as having a confident belief in the truth of a person, idea or thing.  Faith is also defined as having a secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God’s will. Hmmmm….trusting acceptance.  For me that is always the part of faith that I am constantly working on.  I have been thinking a lot about faith these days and it’s role in my life.  I don’t know what the future will bring, but of course  I always hope and pray that it’s going to be something good. And if it’s not something good, then I… Read More

A June Morning

June 1st, 2012
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Memories Look At Me By Tomas Transtromer A June morning, too soon to wake, too late to fall asleep again. I must go out — the greenery is dense with memories, they follow me with their gaze. They can’t be seen, they merge completely into the background, true chameleons. They are so close that I can hear them breathe though the birdsong is deafening.… Read More

Vice President Joe Biden’s Grief Journey

May 29th, 2012
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Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, at an event organized by Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Vice President Joe Biden emotionally extended a helping hand to military families last Friday by sharing how he endured the death of his wife and daughter and revealed that at that time his grief took him to a place where he understood for the first time how people can consider suicide to be a viable option. Whether you agree with Biden’s politics or not, his remarks were striking and intimate. Grief and how it feels is not a subject you expect… Read More

To market, To market

May 25th, 2012
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Photo by katieleekitchen If it’s Thursday, then it must be White House Farmer’s Market Day! Beautiful, juicy strawberries, freshly washed pesticide-free kale and farm grown tomatoes were all lined up on the tables today and looking fabulous.  It’s a treat for me to get out of the office and feel the warm welcoming sun on my face as I walk the four blocks to the market, one of the city’s many farmer’s markets where people can consistently find unlimited and natural nutrients. Today there was a new vendor.  I didn’t see the name of the farm but I believe it… Read More

Kris Carr — Reboot Yourself

May 17th, 2012
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Kris Carr Kris Carr is an incredible resource that just keeps on giving! As an author and wellness coach and someone who constantly inspires me, Carr has a sassy and down-to-earth style that speaks to me when I need an emotional lift.  I find she always helps me reboot my health and wellness priorities whenever I think I am not eating right, exercising enough or stressing my brains out. As a cancer survivor, Carr draws from her personal experiences and she also draws from the advice of medical and health experts to provide helpful tips on self-care.  I just love… Read More

Sleepless in DC

May 8th, 2012
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A deep, restful sleep is truly a gift from Mother Nature.  Uninterrupted sleep recharges your whole system and makes you feel like you can solve anything.  A goodnight’s sleep makes me feel like a million bucks and without one, totally bankrupt. The other night I was reading a book for a long time and wasn’t even starting to feel sleepy.  I knew it was after midnight and I was going to pay the next day for being up so late but I just couldn’t fall asleep.  I’ve felt this way before but it was a long time ago.  The wide-awake… Read More

Seize the Freshest Foods of May

May 4th, 2012
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Yeah!!! The FRESHFARM Market by the White House opened yesterday for its summer/fall season and the freshest and greenest produce was on its’ best behavior sitting in beautiful baskets just begging to be bought, tossed, grilled and eaten. It’s too early in the season for my favorite farm grown tomatoes, but yesterday’s vendors showed off plenty of fresh salad greens, asparagus, kale, bean sprouts and other seasonal crops for urban workers to choose from along with colorful fresh cut flowers and cookies and breads. I could feel the beginnings of summer as I walked from my office to the farmer’s… Read More