Donning the Cape for our Kids

“A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.” E.W. Howe Of all the things we long to teach our children, aren’t the basics of heroism in body, mind and spirit at the core of it […]

A Brush with Death for Heart-Full Perspective

This morning I learned that a precious and powerful friend of mine had a heart attack.  There is nothing learned by mind or heart in life that can prepare you for the gripping grief that comes when you learn that you nearly lost someone you love.  Thankfully he was able to connect with me himself […]

Remembering Connecticut Loved Ones By Name

I tucked Liam in tonight and he shared his fears of tomorrow night’s first Tae Kwon Do class.  I listened, we discussed the why of his concerns and I felt grateful to put them at bay.  He pulled me close and said, “Thank you Mommy for always honoring me, and listening when I need to […]

In Honor of Heroes Lost and Heroes Born…Our Prayers Go Out to the Families of Connecticut

Today was to be Part 2 of In Celebration of Closing A Door to Open a Window, but I cannot let this moment pass, this time when anyone with a child, who is lucky enough to still have blessed opportunity, is holding their precious ones tighter and revering them with new eyes in these last […]

Christmas Cheer Creation 2012 … What say you?

“Don’t say you want to give, but go ahead and give! You’ll never catch up with a mere hope.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ‘Tis the season for drawing near to the fires of hope, but much more than this, it is a time for inspiration and love in action. “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet […]

Fueling Santa for Merry-Making;)

For about 13 years my father in his retirement has been bonding with young and old in a way few in this lifetime are privy to, he is a Santa at our local mall. Some would say ‘the Santa’ (although he would blush to hear it), as they seek out his scheduled-sits and often have […]

Christmas Love-Illumination in Action

We stand back in wonder, watching and before our very eyes they grow, larger than life, alive in ways we never knew could captivate not just our hearts but the hearts of every person they set their sight on. This was our day… spent in awe.  We discussed an idea, to bake cookies for charity.  […]

Life’s Longing Tolls

Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you. Khalil Gibran Today was a day of buzz n’ craze in the name of compassion.  Doctor visits for […]

A Ted Prize and a Charter for Compassion Realized

“On February 28, 2008 Karen Armstrong won the TED Prize and made a wish: for creating, launching and propagating a Charter for Compassion.” Today I sat amidst the etched, the ancient, the ornate, the dazzling glass stained in images of a Christian faith, as I listened in the nave of Trinity Church.  Although we commune […]