Love actually is...

Valentine’s Day is a “holiday” that I don’t have strong feelings for either way — it’s nice if acknowledged when I have a significant other, and if I’m single, I don’t really spend time thinking about it.But love…that’s another story. Although I will happily accept (and send) cards, flowers, chocolates and other gifts as an expression of affection, I’m much more about those displays, and more, being spread throughout the year....more

4 Ways to Hone in on Your Soul Mission

A few weeks ago, my mom and I were guests at a spa resort at in the Arizona desert called Miraval, known for its focus on mindful living....more

In 2014, I won't...

debtherapy Thank you so much, Deb! I appreciate you reading. Happy New Year!more

Happy birthday, Jane Austen

Do we really know our friends?

After spending several months now with only my parents and dogs as company, I’ve done a lot of thinking about friendships. I left behind many close friends and many more acquaintances in DC, and have yet to make new friends here in California, although I’m highly anticipating meeting people as soon as I make my next move....more

Yearning for the back to school years

It’s been 10 years since I finished high school (really?), and more than six since I graduated from college....more

Life In Transition: Would You Move For Love?

At the beginning of the year, I gave a toast to love in 2013. Love of family, of friends, of my career, of me, and, not to be left out, romantic love. Halfway through the year, I’m drowning in love, overwhelmed in all directions by it. Some of it has been tough love, some of it deliriously happy, some of it sweet, and a lot of it confusing. My parents, my friends, and my colleagues have all played a big role in supporting me and loving me, and for that, I thank you. ...more
@Miss Pancakes Well he wasn't the love of my life - hence why I ended the relationship, and ...more

Overcoming resistance

My parents are gone for a few days so it’s just me and the dogs on the “farm.” The morning clouds and coolness has cleared, and now it’s the usual hot and sunny with some wind. The back patio is actually quite nice with the umbrella unfolded, and you can’t beat the views of course....more