Is This Really Happening?

I feel like I am in a dream. This morning I went to the Farmer’s Market with a new friend. I bought a frog puppet and felt hand bag for my grandchildren and organic, herbal hand and foot creams for myself. We were going to take an African and Haitian dance class, but were too… Read more »

Blessing of All Blessings

Last night I attended a writer’s meetup where we got together and wrote just for fun. You could read your writing out loud or pass. No pressure, no judgments, just writers writing.  On my way home, I stopped at a local bar for dinner and to hear a Latin band. I bumped into a man… Read more »

Not Just Another Whole Foods

On my first day in Santa Fe, I went to Whole Foods. I was taking it all in…noticing how the sign was so small that I drove past it, how the architecture blended in with the mountains, how people moved slower and seemed to be aware and considerate of each other. I walked past the… Read more »

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 »