Memorial Day

Today in the US, we honor and show our respect for those who have served our country to protect our freedom, our rights and our independence. I give thanks. However I am not a believer of war.  I believe in peace, harmony, collaboration, and…

TRICK – It’s New Meaning

I just learned a great acronym for the word Trick. T  Trust    R  Respect I   Independence C  Collaboration K  Kindness I read about the meaning in an article about Esther Wojcick, longtime educator and matriach of the Silicon Valley family.((mother of Susan…

Inspired by Melinda Gates

Over the last few days, I have been inspired by articles and interviews about Melinda Gates.  With the launch of her book, The Moment of Lift, the press coverage has been incredible.  And for good reason. She is a powerful, compassionate, successful and influential…

Persistence

In the morning during our coffee time together, my husband and I talk about what is on our mind, what revelations have we had, how we feel, the outline of the day, and so much more.  My husband’s thought today was the power of…

Doing the Dishes

I just read an article about Bill and Melinda Gates doing the dishes together. I had read before that Bill enjoys doing them alone and how he went into a very zen state. He considered it very therapeutic and meditative. The article discusses the…

Walking with Purpose

Walking is a great form of exercise.  Just about everyone can do it. It does not take much gear other than the right clothes and right athletic shoes.  You can do it indoors – however I much prefer being outdoors.  One can listen to…

Double Yolks

Last night I cracked open 2 eggs for dinner.  And to my surprise, both eggs had double yolks! When I get a double yolk which I do from time to time, I get excited. I see it as a sign of Good Luck and…

Learning New Things

For me, Life is one continual learning experience.  Sometimes it can be exciting and exhilarating. Sometimes it can be frustrating and a challenge.  However it is always full of adventure, surprises and accomplishments. For example: I recently purchased a new camera.  Granted I already…

Spring Into Action

I have to admit I was kind of hibernating, especially early mornings and after sunset.!  In California?  Yes in Sunny Southern California.  I have lived on the West Coast now for over 40 years.  However I do not remember as cold, or rainy, or…

Mantras for Life’s Marathons

As I write this, the LA Marathon is underway!!!!! I congratulate all  the runners participating this year.  I have great memories and photos of my 1st time running through the streets of LA. Hard to believe it was 31 years ago!  And I decided…