Holidays are the best! They always seem to arrive at the right time, just when we need a break from our daily routines. Just when we need time out to relax and recharge.
Holidays help us take a break, both mentally and physically, from the responsibilities we carry out every day. I intend to sleep in, exercise more, hang out with friends, and read. I do all of these things on a regular basis but holidays allow me to do them for longer, uninterrupted periods of time. And I can do them spontaneously which adds to the fun.
Holidays also… Read More
To me, this picture captures that wonderful unfettered feeling of freedom: the freedom of possibility, the freedom of creativity. I imagine myself inside the VW van, humming along on the highway. It’s warm outside, not hot hot, and the windows are down; Janis Joplin’s great whiskey voice is singing, “Freedom’s just another word for nothing left to lose. . .”
Today when I see those VW wagons driving down the highway, I am instantly reminded of my childhood in the 1960’s and the sometimes excellent adventures of being a teenager. It was a lot fun but I don’t think I… Read More
Talk about rebuilding your life and living courageously. Maya Angelou is truly an inspiring woman. Enjoy this Washington Post interview with her:
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Celebrated poet Maya Angelou speaks about a life well and creatively lived
By Laura Hambleton, Published: October 24
The Washington Post
Poet, writer, civil rights activist, professor, filmmaker, dramatist, singer, Grammy Award winner: Maya Angelou, 83, has also been called the nation’s premier memoirist. She was in Washington last week speaking about her long, rich life. Having come to prominence in 1970 with the publication of her acclaimed first memoir, “I Know Why the Caged… Read More
Photo credit: Samantha Kira Harding
When you are in a place where you are searching to rebuild your life after the loss of a loved one and trying to find “a new normal” for yourself and your children, recognizing, addressing and expressing the strong emotions associated with grief can be helpful in getting you to a heal place.
Moving forward takes time. Unfortunately, there is no set schedule for when you are considered to be officially “healed.” It would be comforting to be able to predict exactly how long it will take for you to deal with your… Read More
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