I’m delighted to share the cover of the new edition of my memoir, The Same Moon! Andria Levi’s beautiful artwork remains on the cover, which has been refreshed by Michael Cannings at Camphor Press — heartfelt thanks to you both! This new edition from Camphor Press will still immerse you in 1990s Japan, but it also includes an epilogue that tells “the rest of the … Continue reading Cover reveal for the (new) Same Moon!
Parenting is challenging enough without daily tantrums, mood swings and rages. Our family life finally began to improve when we realized that what we were eating was exacerbating the situation. This is the introduction to the story of our healing journey. Continue reading Food is my hammer — and I’m sharing it
We will not understand each other perfectly. But we must try. After all, it does not take very many drops of blue to start turning yellow … green. Maybe we can live with green. Continue reading Trying on different-colored lenses
It’s easy to get rooted in old ways of thinking or doing things. But what if we think of ourselves as branches? Continue reading Bound or branched?
Recently I participated in a Zoom meditation class where the teacher talked about courage. She offered a definition that I hadn’t heard before. “Cour,” she said, comes from the French word for “heart,” and our English word “courage” has evolved from the idea of “claiming one’s heart.” Claiming one’s heart. I couldn’t find that definition in an online search. Instead, I found definitions like Merriam-Webster’s … Continue reading Taking courage
Have you ever felt fragmented? I’ve often used that word to describe myself … until now. It seems sheltering-in-place offers a path to a more whole-hearted way of living. Continue reading The simple math of a whole heart
In the midst of these uncertain times, I’m excited to share some good news: My memoir, The Same Moon, has been picked up by Camphor Press! Continue reading Coming soon: new publisher, new edition!
An embarrassing indicator of lazy lawn maintenance? Something to be pulled or poisoned? Or a harbinger of picnics and frisbee matches, a source of nutritious greens, a reminder of childhood, when a dandelion held under your chin made your skin glow, betraying your “love of butter”? (Or was that just my family’s saying?) Perspective is everything. If I can decide to love or hate dandelions, … Continue reading What do you see?
Hitting the brakes on a busy life might not be pretty. But it is an opportunity to seek balance between busyness and retreat. Continue reading Maundy Thursday: learning to retreat
Letting you know that it really is OK to wear a mask. Everybody’s doing it. (Well, maybe 50 percent at my grocery stores.) Continue reading Mask report: You are not alone
It’s important to stay informed and take care of ourselves and our loved ones, but in the midst of it all, it helps to remember that God is the true source of peace. The story of Gideon. Continue reading Peace in the pandemic