Trees Talk: Have you listened?

You can talk to the trees. Well, you can talk to anything. But trees will answer back. It’s true. However, you will have to quiet your mind enough to listen. That’s what I was told at the top of the steep climb to Richardson Grove State Park, CA. I stood about ten yards in front [...]

Joy is life’s rainbow: Trauma Phase 2

"No, I haven't written this week," I told Geeta, "How's it going for you?" Six weeks after the fires that devastated parts of the wine country, I once again deflected the conversation away from me. Geeta is my writing accountability buddy in India. We talk weekly to discuss what we've accomplished and our goals for [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Healing, Joy, Loss, Trauma, Triggers|1 Comment

How Do You Maintain Joy in the Face of a Firestorm?

(This photo is of a leaf found 10 miles from the Wine Country Firestorm) "Has life gone back to normal for you?" This is what I was asked a number of times three plus weeks after firestorms ravaged lives, homes, pets and property here in the Wine Country of Sonoma and Napa and 3 surrounding [...]

By | November 9th, 2017|Facing Fear, Joy, Loss, Trauma|0 Comments

Vows, Rings and Happiness

The ring was still in my drawer, divorce long final, years of grieving and letting go under my belt. So WHY was I dreaming that I was again (still?) with the man who has not been my husband for 12 years? I had just returned from an amazing trip to Guatemala. I’d been home for [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|Divorce, Letting Go, Loss, Ritual, Triggers, Vow|5 Comments