Is It Time To Come Out of Hiding?
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As I mentioned in last week’s article “Suffering Is Optional” I run on the treadmill a few times a week. The other day I was trotting along and noticed that the man behind the front desk reached up to the ceiling over the counter, took down a ventilation duct cover and cleaned off the build up of dust that had quietly accumulated there. A subtle, but … Continue reading

Flip. The. Switch.
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The lights went out… and so did the air conditioning, washer/ dryer, dishwasher, freezer, tv, alarm clock and my phone and laptop charger! With a flip of a switch (or a faulty breaker in my case)… I was in darkness. In the 12 hours it took to get everything sorted out it really made me think that while technology and modern day appliances are … Continue reading

He Loves Me...
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Since the year and a half since I’ve divorced, I have dated. A LOT. A few connections here and there, but, nothing to go the distance. And then I met “him.” Well, I thought it was him, and it may be him, but it may also be a symptom of my readiness… which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but perhaps not “the one.” Or maybe he is. … Continue reading

Welcoming A New Day...
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Yesterday I was rushed by an eighty-year-old dynamo with a rolling cart. Welcome to Greece! After a day of traveling and transfers I was delighted to arrive in the northern Hellenic city of Thessaloniki. Greeted by family, lots of laughter and hours of talking in a language I only half remember… I. Am. Home. There is something about coming back to my childhood roots that brings … Continue reading

Do you find yourself saying “just one more...?”
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Today is four weeks into Lent. Whether you observe this tradition or not, you are likely familiar with this Catholic ritual of giving up something for six weeks as an act of alignment with your faith. Some popular examples of what people give up are; smoking, drinking alcohol, red meat, coffee, swearing, fried foods, video games, electronic devices, etc… Resolutions … Continue reading