Conversations with my daughter – Refining slanguage

When it comes to being a parent, there are words I use that are proper, and there are words I use that are slang-y. And there are words I’d rather use, but prefer not to because I want to sound better in front of my daughter. I’m a rated-G mom on the outside and have a […]

Conversations with my daughter – It’s Not Fair

  Had a conversation with my daughter tonight. She huffed and puffed about bedtime. Me: “You are way past your bed time – you gotta go to bed now.” She: “UUURRRGGHH — It’s not fair! Me: “What’s not fair?” She: “That you and Dad always get to tell me what to do, and no one […]


  I keep hearing people say, “…love is supposed to be easy.” I disagree.  Love is not easy. Love is hard. It was hard for Gandhi, for Martin Luther King Jr., for Jesus, for Moses, and especially for G-d. So, honestly, we really don’t get the privilege to have it better than any of them. Love is not […]

Perspective Shifts

  Just saw this stop-motion animated movie and wow.   This truly was cleverly and profoundly developed. The short sends a great message in terms of what it takes to make a relationship stable, when things feel clearly unstable. This was a great realization of what love endures, and how it survives. And you get it […]

Focus on Love

  In a busy life filled with demands, expectations, duty and upholding your own personal values and laws, it’s important to recognize love in between all of that hubbub. As humans, we grow and evolve, and man… do we ever invent and reinvent. And improve. And better. And things get done faster. Way, way faster. […]

How Do I Love Me?

  “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways…”. Sonnet 43 of Sonnets from the Portuguese hit the hearts of so many lovers and hopeless romantics, connecting with Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s words, and rightfully so. Her words leap high and dive deeply into the heart of love. And while this classic poem had intentions strictly […]

Three Wrenches Thrown Into Your Thinking Machine

Honor Thy Inner Voice of Reason!  Recognize the three wrenches thrown into your thinking machine. 1) The Unproductive Filter:  Remove the bad, keep the good. That’s the process in filtering. But instead, you find yourself looking for and dwelling in the bad. By nature we tend to focus on what’s wrong instead of appreciating what’s right, don’t we? But just one word […]

What Matters.

  What matters. What? That’s right. What’s right? What. What, what? To keep myself from sounding too Who’s on first-ish, let me ‘splain… In our lives, most of us experience good things and bad things. Happy moments and upsetting moments. Positive habits and negative habits. And in all the ups and downs, twists and turns, and loopty-loops, […]

The Heart of the Matter – My Initial Collection

  Here’s a collection of heartfelt pictures that have crossed my visual path over the past two years as I began to notice. [This is an extension from my original post: The Heart Of The Matter] Enjoy and I wish you best adventures in discovering your own hearts…                     […]

Conversations In The Car With My Daughter

  When she talked about relationships: She – So Jimmy gave me a flower, and admitted that he liked me! On the bus! And everyone heard! Then Johnny gave me a flower HE picked. And that made Jimmy really upset because he copied him. So they fought! On the bus! Oh my gosh! Then Danny, *sigh*, […]