Revealing your unfiltered feelings and becoming vulnerable to another person is not something anyone does easily, particularly when you are brokenhearted and trying to talk about the loss of a treasured loved one.
I bring up the subject of talking about the loss of a loved one for today is the 19th anniversary of the tragic death of Princess Diana, one of the most iconic women of our time and one of her beloved sons, Prince William, who is now a parent himself, recently had a tender conversation with a young boy who had recently experienced the loss of his … Read More
Hey there my Resilient Friends!
This summer I have been sensing a theme among good solid friends I see a lot and great friends I see occasionally: change is in the air.
When we get to a certain place in our lives, we mentally hold pictures of how we think life is going to play itself out. But life has its’ own idea of what should happen and when we see that our lives aren’t following the groove we had hoped for, we are left with the expectations of what is no longer to be. I have noticed that… Read More
I was looking through my Instagram feed earlier this week and a picture popped up that was so totally out of season that it made me burst out laughing. The picture was an almost arctic scene of the infamous Flatiron Building in New York City during a winter blizzard.
The contradiction of standing outside during the dog days of August while holding my phone and looking at a picture of the winter wind whipping people dressed in coats, hats, boots and gloves, walking with their heads down, knee deep in snow, as they tried to find shelter from the unforgiving… Read More
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi and Dr. Paul Kalanithi with their daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.
Photo Courtesy of Lucy Kalanithi
When friends find something special, they want to share it with others.
I recently found a book that is beyond special and today my friends, I would like to share it with you.
“When Breath Becomes Air” is a beautiful and touching book about giving yourself up to the unexpected joys of life but also fighting with every ounce of energy that you have within your being when you find your ability to experience those simple and spectacular moments in life is… Read More
There are many reasons why I look forward to my yoga class, but the thing that always brings me back over and over is its ability to help me find my place.
By the time I arrive at my class, I usually feel emotionally and physically scattered from work and whatever is going on in my wacky life. I always start my days with the best of intentions and I try to use my time wisely but somehow things unravel and then I find I am trouble shooting some unexpected crisis. Of course, there are some days when things go… Read More
August begins anew today, giving us cause to flip the calendar to a new page.
Yes I am old-school and still use paper calendars. Perhaps you find electronic devices easier, but I happen to think paper is fun and enjoy the different beach and nature themes of the calendars I have hanging in my kitchen, my home office and my work office.
As I quickly flip the calendar page, I feel a flash of melancholy as I realize that another month, especially a summer month, has come and gone. The summer season is so uplifting for me that I really… Read More
Today I reluctantly come back to the real world.
I have been living as Beach Bum Girl for the past week and loving every minute of it. To say that the beach is my Happy Place is an understatement. Every year I return to the same beach with family and friends so that I may slow down and embrace the simple and beautiful ways of living near the shore.
Hopefully a vacation of some sort is in your summer plans. We all need to spend time away from our work routines and relax because it’s important for maintaining good… Read More
A couple of days ago, I decided it was time for a summer tune up.
I sit in front of a computer for my job and even though I try to get up and move around every couple of hours, I know it’s not a healthy routine. I constantly struggle with my weight and also with making sure that I am exercising enough. So last week, knowing that I am capable of doing much more, I decided it was time to change things up a bit in order to feel healthier.
Instead of doing my regular after work routine… Read More
The Fourth of July and other long holiday weekends which happen during these spectacular summer months are truly the best for unwinding from the stresses of our daily go-go routines.
More time is spent outdoors relaxing and doing the things that we all look forward to: gardening, swimming, walking, grilling and just chillin’ and loungin’ in our favorite space.
But those activities can also serve as a difficult reminder that a loved one is no longer with us and while I hope that those reminders don’t stop you from going ahead and doing what you planned, those wistful thoughts… Read More