I Need a Secretary

On Friday night I went to a singles gathering with a new friend whom I met through my mother (strange, but true). It is called Friends First, which I like because it takes some pressure off. It seems like everyone in Santa Fe came from somewhere else. They have been here anywhere from two to… Read more »

First Morning in Santa Fe

When I woke up this morning it was dark. The bathroom was cold. I noticed that my casita doesn’t have a full-length mirror. Right now that feels like a good thing. I’m still getting my bearings. Waiting for the sun to rise, I checked email and wrote a blog. An intense light started shining in… Read more »

Hat Trick

Third try to get to Santa Fe. It seemed like everything was going smoothly. I was happy to have an extra day to rest and regroup, and to rethink how I packed. I had packed like I was going on Noah’s Ark…two of everything. I added a few things and took out more, wondering what… Read more »

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 »