10 posts

No Room for Mistakes

I was meditating the other day, and the idea for a blog came to me: “Write about Making Mistakes” I started thinking about mistakes a few days ago after realizing I made a “bad” choice about something I recently purchased. I won’t go into detail but suffice to say, I […]

Why This Photo?

 I was shocked when I saw how big Lake Michigan was.   It was vast like the ocean but with a calm I had never seen. Through the clear blue water, I could see to the bottom and I fell in love. I was invited to the cottage for the first […]

On Friendships

I’d like to write a blog series on friendship and hope for some dialogue from folks.  To begin with, I’ve been asking a few people in my life about how and why friendships end.  The first answer I got from a female colleague was,” there is a pattern in my […]

Ashtrays and Potholders

Starting at about age five, I went to a summer day camp. We had many regimented activities, one of which was ARTS and CRAFTS. During this activity, we were often given the project of making ashtrays or other household items out of clay. Now, technically clay ashtrays are not a […]

Health Transition Groups

Hi Folks, I have openings in my monthly Health Transition Groups. There are two groups which are described below.  The first group meets one Sunday per month and the second group meets one Saturday per month.  Both groups meet from 3 to 5 p.m. in Oakland.  Each group decides the […]

To Meditate or Not

When considering meditation, many of us conjure a visual image of a person sitting upright in a cross-legged position, eyes closed and entirely still, with the goal of attaining perfect mental and emotional peace. Also conjured are images of highly formalized and ritualized practices, with specific behaviors, and environmental structures. […]

Living in Grey

As I think about and encourage people I work with to take personal lifestyle inventories before attempting to make big changes, I am reminded of the ways we are programmed to think rigidly, dualistically and competitively. Through our many institutions: the nightly news, schools, testing, media, religion, sports, the job […]

Becoming Sixty

I remember the book I saw on my parent’s coffee table during a visit toward the end of my father’s life. The title read, “The Joys of Aging”. I opened it and saw that all the pages were blank. While I appreciated the humor, I felt a sinking feeling as […]