Reset ~ Destin

There are times when the best remedy for the bustle of life is a ‘reset.’  And then, there are times when bucket list items meet that same need. Well recently, I spent my first weekend in Destin, which had been on my bucket list for some time. I felt tentative about booking a beach stay…

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Choose Love

Choosing Love is not always easy. Choosing kindness is not a quick fix. But if every thought, word and deed reverberates into environment and beyond, then… I want to bath in love and kindness. I prefer to swim in the vibrant colors of joy and bask in a bright future. Drama is SO passé. It…

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Kindness Rocks!

Abigail Adams once said, “To be good, and do good, is the whole duty of man comprised in a few words.”   So let’s talks KINDNESS… Kindness as a lifestyle… as a method of relaxation… Sedona Kindness and even conflict resolution! Kindness can start with a simple smile, a greeting, or even a hug. Even…

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Paying Respect to Nature

Of all the ways we can express gratitude, paying respect is among my favorite. To say, “The Light in me honors the Light in you,” is to acknowledge Divinity in all its manifestations… including the birds or the air and plants in the garden. Sometimes I begin my day with a short stroll around my…

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Lowest tide of the Year

Along the west coast of the United States, folks call the lowest tides of the year ‘Spring Tides.’  In a stroke of good fortune, I was recently in the right place at the right time to experience the lowest tide of the year at Haystack rocks’ Marine Gardens at Cannon Beach, OR.   As I set…

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Changing Tides

The tides change in cycles of  four times with each revolution of the earth. It’s the moon’s fault. With each turn of direction the waters around the earth wash away footprints – impressions (or PROOF ) of our having walked on beaches. Sea creatures flop on the sand, leaving faint traces of their existence, best…

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Soul Renewing Friendships

There are times in life where past – present – future seem to fuse into a dream, where memories bubble up like champagne – where wonder and vulnerability occupy the same oxygen, where tests of recall open both windows and wounds. Renewing friendships, as life unfolds in its zigs and zags offer retrospective glimpses at…

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The Elephant in the Room

What do you think of when someone says “There’s an elephant in the room”? What does it describe?  Is it the feeling that there is something left unsaid or that there is blockage in the conversation flow due to unresolved issues? Does it stop the flow of communication? Or more importantly, does it block the…

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A ‘Sedona Kind’ of Surprise

There is super hero strength in KINDNESS. An authentic smile or a wise grin can expand goodness in unexpected ways…. surprising ways! Just imagine for a moment, that you are hiking along one of Sedona’s myriad trails. Perhaps the red canyon wall towers above as you step over rocks and tree roots. Cicadas are singing.…

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A Remote Yet Relevant Time

Today’s readers need their literature to be relevant, and rightly so! I am often asked why did I choose such a seemingly remote time and place for a story. And the answer is fairly simple…. because the story  is relevant to present times. History may not be repeating itself, but there are definite echoes of…

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