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I’ve Got Gratitude (almost) All Wrong

By |October 27th, 2019|family, friendship, healthy living, kindness|

Gratitude. It is the trendy word and emoji of this decade. Thank you, Oprah, for at least pushing it to the forefront of our radars. Too bad it has been hijacked as a smokescreen which from behind we can do “the easy stuff.” I played along with the gratitude game. It took separating from my husband and putting our daughter first-an-foremost for me to realize...

From Elephant Ears to the Wings of Angels

By |October 9th, 2019|kindness, self-worth|

Last night at my favorite bar, I watched as my friend tenderly extricated a gnat who had taken up swimming in her red wine. The disparate group of friends at our table was sharing a bottle of “vi negre“ produced by a well-respected local vineyard here in Catalonia. The wine is distinctive, yet not expensive, and it is considered the “house wine” of

Rock, Paper, & No Scissors.

By |July 24th, 2019|healthy living, kindness, marriage, self-worth|

This morning seemed to be another “Invisibility Cloak” day. We all have these moments, when people don’t notice us - by mistake, by design, or by our own silent acceptance of not being seen. When it is by mistake, it is usually because someone’s thoughts are overwhelmed or are consumed by