July 31, 2014

You are the Light. I am the Light.

When you are surrounded with darkness,

 raise not your fist to heaven and curse the darkness not,

 use the darkness that you might know who you really are.


Be a light unto the darkness that you might express

who you really are and those...

July 30, 2014

No matter how old you are, whether you are a man or a woman, or where you live, there is something universal we all share about overcoming pain.


We flex the muscle of Inner Strength from the simplest of decisions, as in deciding to go for that walk or run, deciding tha...

July 30, 2014

I was organizing my photo albums recently & I couldn't help but revisit the pages & memories of some of my earlier years.  There I was, standing in front of palm trees and a concrete anchor that marked the entrance of the hotel of our favorite get-away island, Taboga....

July 29, 2014

My thoughts today were so beautifully expressed by Maya Angelou, she speaks my voice...


“I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.


I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the wa...

July 26, 2014

painting by Mari Shintani


"Be ye lamps unto yourselves

Be your own confidence
Hold to the truth within yourself
As to the only lamp..."


I sang this song with my Fifth Grade classes, a song based on Buddha's teachings during my years as a Waldorf Class Teacher...

July 26, 2014

Every day we make decisions, from the moment we open our eyes and choose how to greet the day, to the To Do List and priorities, to relationship and career choices, every one sets us on a particular life path we create.


Often it is the mind/ego that wants to comm...

July 24, 2014

I began today with gratitude for this new day and for all those in my life who contribute to the rich tapestry we are weaving together that is Life...


As I flowed with the morning, the busy 'to do' list and busy mind started to assert themselves.  In the midst of my wo...

July 24, 2014


“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” 



 Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings




July 23, 2014

Feel the difference between being magnetic to love and working hard for love~


“Many of the things people do for other people are for the purpose of receiving love in exchange. You may have been taught that love was something you had to earn through your good behav...

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