Evolutionary Love Relationships

This excerpt below resonated with me. There is such vulnerability, sacredness and humility entwined in growing, evolving relationships. There is a deep well underneath feeding the springs of life. When I read “Any authentic evolutionary relationship must have the courage to go through the deaths that engender the rebirths” I found my head nodding and…

To what am I giving consent?

Every Wednesday morning I have a guitar lesson. Throughout our lesson and practice, my teacher and I have the best conversations. (My teacher also happens to be my oldest son Jordan) Today we talked a lot about our personal responsibility in our relationships and what part we bring to the “relationship table”. How does our…

Sun and Moon Love

If asked to describe the sun, I would talk about her warmth. I would highlight the gracefulness of her movements. I would ramble about the way the sun draws me close every 12 hours or so, to bask, watch and marvel. I would have to point out her predictability and her life-giving power. The plants…

I must be the “Rock Lady”

  I’ve placed the rocks out on the make-shift table outside of the RV. I’m the “picker-upper” on the hikes we take. You’ve heard of cat ladies? I think I must be “the rock lady”. My backpack becomes heavier and heavier as we go along. I see the light and color and uniqueness of a…

The Missing Scientist

  “What we do not know about a missing loved one,” the poet T.S. Eliot said, “becomes all that we know.” On Sunday, January 28, 2007, during a short solo sailing trip to the Farallon Islands near San Francisco to scatter his mother’s ashes, Jim Gray (a prominent computer scientist) and his 40-foot yacht, Tenacious,…

The Gallery Doors are Open

Hasn’t  ~LOVE~  in all of it’s nuances and complexity been examined and exploited? Is there anything left unsaid? unseen? Well, have you shared your love story? I ask because… Love isn’t the predictable, hard and fast equations/solutions/calculations of math (thankfully) Love is art. Each of our relationships are a beautiful, never-seen-before masterpiece! This is why we open…

Valentine’s Day -paying it forward

May this Valentine’s Day bring greater truths into focus. May the people near and dear to you feel more loved and more connected to you than ever before. My husband and I decided that in our 26+ year marriage, there were a few truths that have impacted our lives in marriage and family. We shared these in three…

The Gifts of Rain and Darkness

This quote embodies the essence of what I think hope brings. “When it rains look for rainbows, when it’s dark look for stars.” It allows you to have eyes for the beautiful. In the midst of the obstacle (if you have hope), you will look for the hidden truth, the gem that’s just beyond the…

Social Media Thoughts Regarding “Sharing it All”

In this social media world, do you struggle with what to put “out there”? I do. In a way, we are “connecting” with MORE people but not as deep. right? I don’t think the foundation of these relationships are different.  In face to face relationships there are several categories or levels of friendship/connection. There are who know…