As usual, I was behind the chair for 8 hours today doing hair.  I had great clients from start to finish and lots of laughs along the way.  I have had many people actually say to me..."You really don't work do you?"  Well, I actually do...or at least my aching feet say I do at the end of a long day.  But I understand what they mean when they say this.  I am not really confined by a definitive set of rules outlined by an overbearing boss or corporation.  I set my own hours, I listen to my clients needs and wants, try to meet them and generally have...more

Learning to Ask and Dare

Antonio Machado said, "Traveler, there is no path, the path must be forged as you walk." I've been making my own word strewn path lately. It is flowered with stories. The sky has rained my tears and shined with the brilliance of freshly aired understanding. I have been writing. I have been reading....more

Celebrating Others On Her Birthday


Practicing the Art of Giving

Giving can take practice. Most of us want to be able to give freely but when the time arrives to actually reach into our pockets and to give of our own money, set aside time on our calendar to give of our time, or reach inside and give of ourselves, giving can be hard.   ...more

A Giving Challenge for Soccer Moms and Fans

I've never been much of a soccer fan until my son started playing the sport and I became an official soccer mom.  Soccer is growing in popularity in the U.S. professionally, but the world loves the sport, and fans are getting ready to cheer at the World Cup in Brazil. ...more

Peter Pan Birthday Party

                      Ever thought about doing a Peter Pan Birthday for your child?Yes, I know you're probably thinking a Neverland theme, but I'm talking about something totally different. I'm talking about a party that includes giving to others... I'm pretty sure the term was coined because giving isn't just for grown-ups. J There is something really magical about teaching kids to give to others at a young age....more

A Man Named Bobby

I met a man named Bobby yesterday.  He was tall with brown hair and brown eyes. He had a beard.  This meeting between he and I was totally unplanned.  I offered to buy him lunch. He accepted with a quiet nod and a thank you. I told him I would meet him at Torchy’s Tacos.I arrive at Torchy’s and it is packed, as it is noon straight up. If you never have been there, it is very popular and always has a line out the door at lunch.  It is one of my favorite taco places. I snag a parking spot right in front of the door, my lucky day....more

The Blue Car

A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our boys, Miles (5) and Spencer (3) to see Santa. We had put it off several times because it just seemed like a big ordeal, we knew it would be busy, and we just wanted it to be "right."...more

On the Solstice

Today we began what I hope will be ritual and tradition. A day to spend giving and thinking about Light- in every sense of the word...

Giving One's All

November 25, St. Catherine of AlexandriaDaniel 1:1-6; 8-20; Lk. 21:1-4...more