Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?

The saga to Santa Fe continues. I was so excited last night for my flight this morning that I couldn’t sleep. I woke up at 2 am singing in my head “Do You Know the Way to Santa Fe?” My only relief from obsessing over that tune was when I started singing “Oh, Holy Night”… Read more »

An Interesting Start

Today is the first day of my Santa Fe adventure, a one month exploration into a different part of the country…the Wild West with its craggy mountain peaks, arid red vistas, and Native American spirit. It’s strange how my first day felt very much like being on Long Island. When I woke up this morning,… Read more »

Happy New Year!

I want to wish you all a very Happy and Healthy New Year. I am deeply grateful for your being a part of my journey and exploration. It is my pleasure to know that someone out there is listening! I hope for you a truly satisfying year in which you dream huge dreams and manifest… Read more »


The Chinese word for crisis is made up of two characters: danger and opportunity. I find that in every challenging experience there is an opportunity to grow and to learn. If I can get over the fact that I didn’t ask for the pain or difficulty, I often see a new path that is illuminated… Read more »

Cafe Gratitude

My favorite restaurant in Berkeley, CA is Café Gratitude. In addition to serving organic, locally grown products, their mission is “a celebration of aliveness and abundance to honor the earth and ourselves”. The atmosphere is earthy…no television, no loud music…just a warm, cozy fire and simple furniture. The names of the dishes are really fun,… Read more »

Being Authentically Me

For the past few weeks, I have been sorting through photographs of our family to preserve and transfer onto DVDs. Today I looked at pictures from 1997…a very difficult of several years for my family and me. I wanted to write a blog today about something else, but being committed to being honest and authentic,… Read more »

Money and Truth

Can we talk about money for a moment? Money, like everything else, has no intrinsic value. It is not good or bad. It is the medium of exchange for goods and services and for sharing in charitable ways. But, in addition to its pure financial value, money can have a meaning that we assign to… Read more »

Thanksgiving and Family

As this Thanksgiving weekend comes to an end, I am stuffed…with appreciation for my family. We spent three days together at my sister’s rural home in Pennsylvania, preparing food, sharing stories, playing games and washing endless dishes. From my coveted inflatable mattress on the floor, I cuddled with my grandchildren at sunrise and sipped hot… Read more »

Bloomingdale’s Alert

Now I have proof that I am changing. The Bloomingdale’s holiday catalog arrived today and there is not one thing in the whole catalog that I want…except maybe the man on page 159. But, seriously, I feel like the models are in a private club and the only way to get in is to buy… Read more »

Babysitting the Grandkids…grand kids!

Could there be any greater joy than babysitting for my two young grandchildren for a few days? I jump at the opportunity, and by the end of the first day it all comes back to me. Ahhhh, the good old days eating dinner out of a pot standing up with one child covered in banana… Read more »