life flows

Have You Turned Your Faucet On?

It occurred to me the other day that life is like a faucet…nothing comes out…there is no flow…unless we turn it on…open the spigot.. and, amazingly…the more we turn it on…open up the spigot,…the greater the flow! And…of course…if we’re lucky, there’s the choice of hot…cold…or in between. Some days if feels as if I’ve …

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womens rights

When…If not NOW

Will I be dead when women have as many rights as men in this country? The first introduction of the proposal that women should be allowed to vote was made in 1878. It took until 1919 (41 years later) for the House of Representatives (voting 304 to 89) and the Senate (voting 56 to 25) …

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Living with an overbite

Living with an Overbite

I was born with one…or at least it showed up when my “permanent” teeth arrived. It was reminiscent of my mother physically. She had all her upper teeth pulled as an adult and replaced with false teeth to correct her “overbite” problem. Yes, I too, developed an overbite. It’s one of those bites where the …

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knitting

Two Women and Their Needles

Needles…needles…needles…I have been thinking about needles and how they save my life. First, it was knitting needles…my mother was an amazing knitter. When I was growing up, I’d always see her making sweaters. She made them for everyone in her family…each of her children, there were four of us who were recipients of her sweaters,..and …

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sidewalk

We Are in This Together

Back in the late ’80s I was wondering what it would take for the world to be a peaceful place…for everyone to be happier..for there to be peace in the world. After all, I was a lawyer helping families in deep distress and employers and employees in conflict at work. Litigating who was right and …

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life change pivot

Embracing the Pivot

For almost three years I’ve been podcasting… sharing the stories of those who embrace the “pivot”…who choose what makes them happy…feeds the person they are and their creativity…and, hopefully and likely…makes the world a better place. Podcasting is the most fun I’ve ever had “working.” It was born of my willingness to pivot. How How …

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least expect it

Just When I Least Expected It…

For more than two years now, I’ve been hosting a video podcast called Creating From the Heart: The Artistry of Living. The focus of this endeavor is to encourage people to tell their stories about how they have found ways to do work they love…work that makes them eager when they get up every morning. …

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Greening My Life

“My life suuuucks! I don’t have time to do anything!…I don’t even know what I want to do…I feel like a gerbil on a treadmill…in a rut…I can’t stop…I keep doing this!” “Help!” I ask the powers that be. Have you ever been here? At 42…I definitely Was STUCK. I’d been a lawyer in downtown …

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