When You’re Stuck

“ Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.” Years ago, I stopped praying for patience. I figured out how that worked – ask for it and you are thrown into way too many opportunities to practice it! What do we do when we are stuck and have no control over …

Old News

Surprise comes from defying expectations. ~Seth Godin Not much surprises us anymore. Not the headlines or social media or the contents of our mailboxes – we can count on bills. There was a time when the newspaper told us what to expect from our televisions; they even broke it down between Network and Cable! At what point did the public …

Your Black Hole(s)

Choose to focus your time, energy, and conversation around people who inspire you, support you, and help you to grow into your happiest, strongest, wisest self. ~ Karen Salmansohn We all commit to things, as part of our personal and professional lives, that require a lot of our time for no immediate return on investment. Attending meetings, reviewing manuscripts, sitting …

Holding Pattern

Being patient does not mean “grin and bear it.” Instead of reacting suddenly, we could chew it, smell it, look at it, and open ourselves to seeing what’s there. ~ Pema Chödrön I am in a holding pattern…at 840 feet above sea level. For a person who is on the go all day long, waiting feels like constant tension; not having an …

When I Have Time…

“You may delay, but time will not” ~Benjamin Franklin I will always remember asking my Dad a question about taking a family trip in early June 2000 and his haunting response: “Let’s see what July 1st brings.” He died July 1, 2000. 56 years young. Dad wasn’t one to put things off. He accomplished a lot in his life, but …

Worms Along the Way

“It was the day of the worms. That first almost-warm, after-the-rainy-night day in April, when you bolt from your house to find yourself in a world of worms…the sidewalks, the streets. The very places where they didn’t belong. Forlorn, marooned on concrete and asphalt, no place to burrow, April’s orphans.” ~ Jerry Spinelli Worms. As a child, they terrified me – …