Marinara Magic

Marina Sauce

Marinara Magic  I commonly use everyday life to explore my perception of how things work. Today I’d like to share the insights I gained from making my favorite Marinara sauce. When I make this sauce, I always notice that the instructions are simple and clear. When I followed the recipe, it’s easy to make and […]

New Year Resolutions

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.     What are your resolutions for the New Year?!  I usually make one resolution that is focused on improving my internal world. I did a lot of reflecting and research […]

Thinking about how to get through the holidays? Dreading 2023?

Are you thinking about how you will get through the holidays? Are you dreading 2023? Most of us get stressed out around this time of the year due to our many holiday season obligations and our interactions with so many people. Some of these people you find are fabulous, but others have an energy you […]

Daily Contemplation: Did you Spill the Soup?

Daily Contemplation I have a daily practice where I do my chanting, mediation, and contemplation. I am currently using Mark Nepo’s “The Book of Awakening” as inspiration for my daily contemplation. Here is one of the daily entries that I found deeply helpful. Everyone personalizes and projects. Personalizing is mistaking what happens in the world […]

Bronx Zoo

bronx zoo

Reflections from the Bonx Zoo I spent last week at the Bronx Zoo!!! I am blessed to have friends at the Zoo.  Love them so much.  Their daily world is all about helping and saving wild animals from across the world. This so speaks the language of my heart. I am not sure how many […]



Storytelling: Make Good Choices Storytelling is an ancient and valuable form of human expression. It can be interactive with the use of words conveying a message while engaging the listener’s imagination. I was raised on a farm in Kentucky. I loved listening to the stories told by my grandparents and other family members. I did […]

Think Like a Cat

cats Cat Interactions: I LOVE watching my cats’ play. It reminds me to be inquisitive, curious, and willing to take a risk with unfamiliar things and situations. There are times that one of them steps into the others space. There is then a “back off” situation. Interestingly, one of them does back off. They then go […]

Hall Pass

Hall Pass

Hall Pass I was listening to a podcast and the host was discussing the concept of giving yourself a “hall pass.” I immediately started thinking that this was an awesome thing! So many times, I will give others a pass …. they are having a difficult day, they have stuff happening in their life, etc.…. […]

Yes or No

Why do I feel badly if I say “No”? It is just a response to a simple request from someone – “Yes” or “No.” Now, I am a pretty direct person but sometimes I hesitate to respond with the answer that works best for me. This is especially true when someone asks me to do […]

Finish 2022 Smarter

Teaching Class

I’m already thinking about the lineup of classes for 2023! I know, I know, let’s finish 2022 first. Here are the three classes left for the year.    Foundation- Sunday August 14th;9-4 – FREEPart 1: Meditating – I will introduce you to a healthy boundary meditation that can be done every day. It will strengthen your awareness of your […]