Blue Moon

My husband and I got up early and raced outside to try to see the Blue Moon Lunar Eclipse at the 'optimal time' here in Maine (6:45 am)--since it only occurs once every hundred years or so, we didn't want to miss it. And it was up there...behind the trees. So we jumped in the … Continue reading Blue Moon

Hello from Heaven

As I recently wrote, my son moved into his new apartment. Apartments, as we all know, usually need furniture. As a mother, I want to (over) help him with this. When I got my first apartment, my mother and my grandmother went to great lengths to make sure I had everything I might need or … Continue reading Hello from Heaven

The Dempsey Challenge 2016

I volunteered again this year at The Dempsey Challenge in the Reiki Tent. What a wonderful group of people there!  This was my second year volunteering, and I plan to be part of this wonderful event next year as well. "Every dollar raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center." As Ina Garten would … Continue reading The Dempsey Challenge 2016

Book Review: Celebrating Death

When I discovered that one of my colleagues wrote a book, I couldn't wait to read it.  The book is Celebrating Death: A Guidebook for Dying Well by Esther Shapiro, R.N., Msc.D. The author comes by her expertise regarding death both personally and professionally, and she generously shares her hard-won insights regarding her experiences from both. … Continue reading Book Review: Celebrating Death

My foremothers

This is the first Mother's Day in 3 years that I have had the day off from work. YAY! It gave me more time to spend with my kids, for which I am endlessly grateful. It also gave me more time for reflection, for which I am also very grateful. In years past, I have … Continue reading My foremothers

Give me the flowers

This month, I felt drawn to attend one of Melissa Boyd's programs where she channels messages from spirit, but I had no one to go with. By nature I am an introvert, and typically I am not a person who likes to go places alone. Other than, you know, a coffee shop with a book. … Continue reading Give me the flowers

My first 100 Days of Grace

I was wondering once again this past Sunday why the heck I had chosen Grace to be my word--or more accurately, Grace had chosen me to be its person --this year. Brave, my word last year, was a great word! A word you can sink your teeth into! Get your mind around! Get a grip on! Grace … Continue reading My first 100 Days of Grace

Life’s short

So, this year there will be a February 29th. This is significant for me because my mother died on February 29th in 1996, 20 years ago. We sort of joked about how kind it was for her to pick a day that only comes once every four years so we wouldn't have to be sad every … Continue reading Life’s short

Missing my mother

It's Mother's Day, and I am missing my mother. My mother died. Nineteen years ago. Sometimes I am embarrassed by the tears that can suddenly overtake me when I realize that I am still missing her so much. Really? At almost 53 years old? Really. Sometimes the emotion sneaks up on me so fast and … Continue reading Missing my mother

The Song of Karen (or whoever)

I went to the Crystal Harp Healing Session at The LoveLight Center with an open mind. I wasn't sure what the 'healing' part was about, but I have heard Cheryl play that instrument before, and that was worth going back for. There were about 9 of us seated in a circle. Shoes were shed at … Continue reading The Song of Karen (or whoever)