On writing.

March, 2015. By the end of the week-long workshop in Maui with Cheryl Strayed and sixty-some other women writers, I felt inspired. People had a variety of writing projects in the works or planned.  I decided to start writing a blog.  Sometimes you just gotta  dive in, get yourself wet (maybe like a baptism) before … Continue reading On writing.

Wanting, not wanting…

The Buddha said the way to happiness is the middle path — not the extreme (and sometimes grotesque) body-denying practices of the wandering ascetic sadhus attempting to counter-intuitively enhance their well-being and siddhis.  Nor would self-indulgence —an endless acquisition of things — work.  In other words, the Buddha taught neither aversion nor greed would bring … Continue reading Wanting, not wanting…

#ItMatters

Because I am retired I re-create myself most days, albeit often lazily. I’m working on that. If someone asks what I “do”, I’m usually taken aback, as if I hadn’t thought of this question before, which is absurd; I think about it a lot . Sometimes I worry my lack of a good response makes … Continue reading #ItMatters

Options — “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor E. Frankl

I have sought out options.  Always there, sometimes they are hard to see and have to be sought with resolve. Because as a nurse for thirty years, I saw the need. Because before that, I loved and was amazed by my own body.  The cartwheels it did gleefully, easily, creating a cartwheel perimeter in my … Continue reading Options — “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: the last of human freedoms – to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” —Viktor E. Frankl

wah-wah, keeping perspective, & staying open to joy… an update

Summer has arrived in San Francisco, which means it’s grey, dark, cold, and windy. My daughter is getting married in October.  I volunteered my home and garden for the small family gathering.  It’ll be lovely I know.    Like my daughter (the opposite of Bride-zilla) I was thinking low key.  I was thinking easy-peasy. Until … Continue reading wah-wah, keeping perspective, & staying open to joy… an update