New Beginning

After the fullness of the holiday season settles, I feel the clutter of life and begin to purge. Putting away all the decorations that looked so great at the end of November – I’m always struck by how different they appear on New Year’s Day- kicks in the impulse to eliminate. I decide to move 3 bedrooms around, paint a …

The Trauma Tree

While living in the mountains above Santa Barbara, CA, I came upon a remarkable tree. The majestic structure had a beautiful covering of velvet-like bark that enveloped her like a second skin. I was mesmerized by this regal tree in her velveteen casing, but upon closer inspection I discovered something astonishing. Through the opening that ran down her side was …

Living With Intention

Living intentionally brings purpose and meaning. It is a commitment to be fully engaged in the abundance and richness in life. Living intentionally takes us from the back seat in this journey we call life and places us squarely in the front. Before we can live intentionally, we have to understand the value and meaning. What living intentionally means Living …