The Grand Canyon. Live. Experience. Try. Do.

The Grand Canyon. Live. Experience. Try. Do.

Coming back from the Hay House Workshop on the Alaska cruise, I was in a similar spiritual place from when I returned from the Grand Canyon. Removing yourself from life and being only "in the moment" day after day, brings high rewards and crystal clear thinking. Once...

Let your kids live their own life

Let your kids live their own life

Walking around the lake the other day, I saw a man and a boy in the baseball diamond all by themselves. I couldn't hear anything when I started my walk but noticed the dad was batting baseballs to the field; they had at least 30 balls scattered. After I finished my...

You can’t take it with you

You can’t take it with you

As I am enjoying my Alaska cruise and attending the Hay House Publishing Speak/Write/Promote workshop, I am having the time of my life. I am hanging with people who are already successful doing what I want to (and will be) doing. Couldn't be a better fit. Today I am...

Wanna hook up?

Wanna hook up?

Young love is so adorable... Right? I remember in 6th grade when Mike asked me to "go steady". I agreed. We "dated" for maybe a week or two (we never saw each other outside of school). On that last day when we were together, he started reaching in for a hug. The...

Suck it up and die early

Suck it up and die early

A former classmate of mine posted on Facebook recently that she is moving to Cancun. I've followed her story with all the complications that come with moving to a new country, but what I love more than anything, she is really living! She secured a job at a well-known...

You can take me out of the trailer park

You can take me out of the trailer park

You can take me out of the trailer park... but can you take the trailer out of me? I am getting ready to go on a cruise all by myself on August 1st, and I couldn't be more excited! Hay House is putting on a workshop during the cruise that I have dreamed of attending....

You have been heavy on my mind

You have been heavy on my mind

You have been heavy on my mind ever since our lunch recently. You are such a great woman with so much love and compassion; it's time you give some of that love back to yourself. You told me stories about your life. I know how desperately you hate your job, and you...

Fire Hazard this 4th of July

Fire Hazard this 4th of July

Fire Hazard this 4th of July As I sit in my dining room with four fans spinning, aiming at me, I can't help but wonder if Las Vegas has found me. I grew up there, and one of the reasons I left was the incredible heat! If you weren't in air conditioning, the lake or...

Letting Go is a Gift

Letting Go is a Gift

Because I've done a whole lot of it lately, I've been thinking about the process of 'letting go' and how my process has changed throughout my lifetime. Looking back to the days as a young child, knowing we would never stay in the same place for very long, I would not...

Fear of speaking… me?

Fear of speaking… me?

Have you ever found yourself sitting in a circle of people, perhaps a business meeting or some group, and they have everyone in the group, one at a time, introduce themselves? They want you to say your name, where you’re from maybe and say a little bit about yourself....

Relationship with a Microphone

Relationship with a Microphone

Since I was very young, I have had a relationship with a microphone. Beginning at my grandma's house when I would make everyone present sit down and listen while I sang the same song over and over. There was a little amplifier I would use to plug in the mic so...

Another Cosmic Encounter!

Another Cosmic Encounter!

Going back to January, in my email like every other day, was a Linkedin connection. I clicked on it and like every other time, there is a page full of suggested connections. Often they are people I worked with in radio before; many are in parallel careers or just...

I won’t wish my mother “Happy Mother’s Day”

I won’t wish my mother “Happy Mother’s Day”

As everyone is posting their beautiful stories and pictures on Facebook about their mother being the best in the world, I can't say the same about mine. There was a time if I could go way back, where I might feel different. Unfortunately, the choices she made changed...

Not Second Fiddle

Not Second Fiddle

My car was in the shop getting an oil change while I was in the waiting room. With still a lot of time to wait, I found myself sitting next to a man of the Lord. I didn't invite him into my space, but he decided he needed to have a chat with me. I was kind but evasive...

Home ownership is lovely… right?

Home ownership is lovely… right?

I was walking my dog yesterday when I walked by a house with a lovely older woman busily sweeping and cleaning her yard. She looked up as we walked by and gave me a big smile. Then she said in a very fun yet sarcastic tone, "isn't home ownership lovely"? I had to...

Yep, I’m an open book

Yep, I’m an open book

I was talking to someone earlier today that asked me about my new life as a blogger. They wondered if I was concerned about my neighbors, my daughter or others in the community reading it and getting to know me in a way that they never have before. They wondered if...

DEEP LOVE FOR THE 4-LEGGED

DEEP LOVE FOR THE 4-LEGGED

Went with my family and my daughter's friend to see Insurgent over the weekend at the theater. Naturally you get to sit through and enjoy about a half hour worth of previews. I don't really mind it much as we don't go to the movies often, it's nice to see what might...

Fears erased – BOOM!

Fears erased – BOOM!

Heading to Cabo San Lucas for our spring break vacation this year, I'm sitting by the window next to my daughter, now almost 16. We begin our first descent into San Francisco and my kid looks over at me and prepares me for my “least favorite part” of flying – landing!...

As a mother…

As a mother…

... I would have been infuriated. As I was driving this morning, I heard on the radio that yet another school had a shooting incident, this one in Lacey, Washington, the area where I work! Today a boy went into school with a gun, running throughout the hallway yelling...

Yachats, Oregon… the Gem of the Oregon Coast

Yachats, Oregon… the Gem of the Oregon Coast

It's about a 5 1/2 drive to get there but it is always worth it. We have been going to Yachats for years. John's parents own a small cabin there and it seems to be the place where the family can all get back together. There is something about going to a place with the...

Letter to my ex-husband

Letter to my ex-husband

I don’t know if I ever told you about what I was going through when we met. I was in my seat, stuffed in the window as I had two very large people next to me, and I lost my breath when you entered the airplane. You were late, along with a few other passengers. I...

I am… not normal!

I am… not normal!

As a matter of fact, I am happy to say I don’t like what normal looks like anyway! I am 55; I have a 16-year-old daughter. The entire time she was growing up, the people who became my friends were friends because we had kids the same age. I have almost always been the...