Posts Categorized: Family

Getting a Dog?

I’m thinking of getting a dog. I’ve never had one, except for four months when the kids were young. I’m ready for unconditional love…for those little eyes staring at me innocently and with love, for walks and discovery together, for doggy parks and sharing stories with humans at the other end of the leash. My… Read more »

Children Sleeping Soundly

My son, daughter-in-law, and two toddler grandchildren came to visit me for a few days.  I was so excited for them to come.  I prepared food, books, bubbles, and researched museums and activities that were child-friendly.  I moved all of my breakable sculptures to a high shelf and bought fruit so we could make apple-plum… Read more »

Dr. Spock Apologizes

Over the weekend, I attended a lecture by Dr.Garland Landrith, a specialist in Tapping (also known as EFT) who heals past wounds and reframes memories to diminish the effect our triggers have on us. He brought up some points that rang true in their simplicity and importance. We all know that feelings of major traumas… Read more »

Creativity for Peace

Tonight I went to a cultural celebration for peace in the middle east, called Salaam-Shalom.  This event featured sixteen Palestinian and Israeli girls ranging from fifteen to seventeen-years-old who attend a three-week long camp in Santa Fe. The purpose of the camp is to recognize and empower women as future leaders.  The girls learn how… Read more »

O Yes, Ojo!

Driving for an hour over parched, rolling hills, with my daughter asleep at my side, we finally arrive at Ojo Caliente – hot mineral springs deemed sacred by indigenous Native Americans of northern New Mexico.  Tranquil and serene, only whispering is permitted when soaking in the tubs, it is a gem in the middle of… Read more »