Just Get Up, Again. Again. Again. Again.

Just Get Up, Again. Again. Again. Again.

So when is losing really winning? Here our world goes again, beating up on another already beleaguered sports champion, an Olympian gold medalist. This time instead of rock star gymnast Simone Biles being battered by the media and fans everywhere, it’s Olympic Alpine...
Lassie to Your Rescue?

Lassie to Your Rescue?

Tell me you know who Lassie is. Yes! I honestly have not met anyone who does not know about that beloved rough collie Hollywood icon, Lassie. I’ve had people from South America tell me how they had very few TV channels to watch growing up, but their parents made sure...
Just Say “Yes”

Just Say “Yes”

Sure, go ahead. Just say “yes.” Recently I posted about learning to say “no” to things that distract and are not the best choice for us. Lest you think I’m a negative naysayer who balks at the good, the adventurous and the fun, I am suggesting we also balance out life...
Living the Now

Living the Now

So many of us jumpstart our Januarys with a lengthy list of things we’d like to change or improve upon in the coming year. We vow to eat better, exercise more and get our finances on track. We aspire to play more and complain less. We swear we’ll ditch fear and laugh...
One Word Changes Everything

One Word Changes Everything

“No. Nope. Can’t. Not the best choice for me. No.” As we start off another new year, I’ve been spending time rereading a fabulously practical book that a dear friend gave me a few years ago. Maybe you’ve read Present Over Perfect too. If not, I highly recommend this...
How Prostitutes Help Us Celebrate Christmas

How Prostitutes Help Us Celebrate Christmas

During the Christmas season, I find it helpful to reflect on the gifts of acceptance, humility and gratitude. These three gifts were presented to me not under the Christmas tree but through the character of prostitutes—streetwalkers, call girls and escorts. On a muggy...
Waiting for the Dawn

Waiting for the Dawn

Lately I’ve found myself waiting for the dawn. For you non-morning people, dawn is the time of day when the sun starts to toss and turn in bed, sending out weak sunlight on the Earth. Sunrise is when the sun yawns and stretches and its leading edge pokes above the...
Happy Thanksgiving: Grateful or Grouchy?

Happy Thanksgiving: Grateful or Grouchy?

Grateful or grouchy. We have a choice every day of the year—and not just at Thanksgiving—to be grateful or grouchy. The other day on a hospital pet therapy visit with my collie, Maisie, I met with a patient who was beyond grouchy. Granted, being in pain and confined...