Posts Categorized: self-awareness

Your Presence is Requested

What does it mean to be present? Dr. Shefali Tsabary, author of “The Conscious Parent” says that although parents are tempted to shower their children with gifts to buy their affection, what children really want is our full, engaged presence.  Who doesn’t want that? To me being present means clearing the space of all distractions… Read more »

Righting My Writing

Jelly Beanstalk

Creating seven zany, playful sculptures was the inspiration for me to write children’s books.  It was a spontaneous course that emerged from my fingers immersed in clay with no direction except the desire to laugh.  The seven sculptures became The Woochibies, a group of characters in stories that I was going to write about a… Read more »

Beware of Hot Pink!

My three-year-old granddaughter asked me what was my favorite color on her new quilt.  I pointed to the petals of a flower and said, “This one.  It is called hot pink.”  A few minutes later she said, “Ouch! My elbow hurts!”  When I asked what happened, she said that she burned her elbow on the… Read more »