February Book List

Covid-19 is on the top of everyone’s minds. Travel bans have begun, employers are asking workers to log in remotely, and schools are closed. My middle school aged daughter was so disappointed today to find out her band tour to Disneyland is being cancelled, but her spirits lifted later in the day when she learned…

May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

It’s a perfect Spring Sunday in Arizona- the breeze prancing through my open window, making my bedroom curtains dance. It’s a slow, steady afternoon and I vacillated between getting outdoors into the sunshine and curling up in bed with a cup of tea, my book and my writing (obviously the latter has won). There will…

Marathon Dreamin’

Running a marathon has been a goal of mine since high school. As a cheerleader, I can recall standing next to my squad while cheering on the runners of the first P.F. Chang’s Rock & Roll marathon here in Phoenix and admiring their strength and grit. Later in my twenties I bought the book, ‘The…

A Blessing

“Let calm be this house The quiet of the Master’s breath Rule over and bless this house. May the wind blow the chaff Far past this house, And the wheat of peace, fullness Plenty and beauty walk The floors of this house, And may the Graces of the angels And the ripe and the good…

Do less.

My overarching theme for 2020 is to do less. Marie Forleo says: This means less service for others, less time on social media, less planning, less commitment. Last year I discovered the Enneagram, and after reading through the various personality types, and then spending $12 to take the official test, I discovered that I am…

2020 Core Desired Feelings

It’s been a month of intense and thoughtful reflection. From Marie Forleo’s Decade in Review to Danielle LaPorte’s Desire Mapping, this month I revisited my 24-year-old self, and all the selves between her and the 34-year old me today. I wrote down what I am proud of having accomplished, the lessons that I have learned….