THE PARROT AND THE CROWS

Are you a parrot hiding in a flock of crows? Every winter what seems like millions of crows take up residence in my city. During the day they spread out in various fields and neighborhoods. But in the evening? At dusk, they flock together and fly en masse to their roosts (treetops they have chosen) in…

The most important minute of your day!

How do you frame your day? It’s been said that the first few minutes after you wake up in the morning can shape your day, for better, or for worse. Consider these two examples to see what I mean, OK? In the first, you wake to a beautiful, sunny, 70-degree-birds-chirping kind of day, with nothing more than…

Inspired by Autumn

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me wanna buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils…” ~ Nora and Delia Ephron, You’ve Got Mail Right on cue, summer (here in the Northern Hemisphere) is officially over, and fall has begun. We are at the Autumnal Equinox, where…

Healing the Storm

“Barn’s burnt down – now I can see the moon.” ~ Mizuta Masahide   It has been a week or so since Superstorm Sandy made landfall, and living 3,000 miles away from New Jersey and New York. I cannot even begin to imagine what they have been through. Are still going through. My heart aches…

Little’s Life Lessons

Patience, balance and staying in the present moment are skills I am abundantly aware of that need my attention right now. Maybe you are like this too, but sometimes I can get so caught up in my work and my writing (both passions of mine) that I forget to take a time out. Balance? Let’s…

The Party’s Over…

…turn out the lights!! It is three weeks into January now, and I am surprised that a few people still have their holiday decorations up. As I drove by a house with a lighted Christmas tree inside, I could only hope it is artificial, because otherwise is must be getting pretty crispy and dry right about now. Another house had…

NOT Stuck on You…

It’s January, so what better time to set the goal for healthy eating, right? Today, I decided to treat myself to a new non-stick skillet and a George Foreman Grill, since my old one bit the dust a while ago. That’s where I got stopped. Just how safe IS that non-stick coating, and why don’t…