The “F” word…

I became aware of an aspect of my Facebook (FB) “persona” recently when a new, and very perceptive, also, inspiring, friend, Joelie Key-Tissot, whom I met in Maui at the Cheryl Strayed writers’ workshop, tagged me in a poster posted by Cheryl (the caption also posted by Cheryl, read “Just installed this in my new … Continue reading The “F” word…

beginner’s mind, wise women — Michelle, Krista, and Maria, and one really smart guy named Neil

Originally posted on May 22, 2015… so sorry I’ve been “gone” for the last 3 weeks — technical difficulties!!  Glad to be back. Two weeks ago, I attended my nephew Harrison’s  graduation from NAU in Flagstaff.   Commencement ceremonies mark both endings and beginnings.  In Zen Buddhism, there is a phrase — Beginner’s Mind.  It means … Continue reading beginner’s mind, wise women — Michelle, Krista, and Maria, and one really smart guy named Neil

What She Said….

Originally posted on April 24, 2015… Today, it’s a link to this article, something I would have loved to have written, but Courtney E. Martin already wrote it.    Thanks Courtney.  You are awesome. xo, Gayle Listening in the Cracks BY COURTNEY E. MARTIN (@COURTWRITES),  ON BEING COLUMNIST I get to a small town in Indiana just 15 … Continue reading What She Said….

Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver

Originally posted on April 23, 2015… Like Kwan Yin, (the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion) I hear the suffering of the world.  I do what I think I can, volunteer work, starting and facilitating some women’s groups, supporting good causes, signing petitions, voting, random acts of kindness…  It never feels like enough. Maybe I need to … Continue reading Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? Mary Oliver