Mind, Body, Spirit

A Tribute to Laura Rozo

 When we travel through life we never know when we will encounter another human whose presence and whose circumstances are so compelling that we must reach out. This is what happened when I first heard about Laura Rozo and invited her to come chat one afternoon last December.   What first struck me was that she, who was ill and dying, had more life energy in her than most peopl…

Baby in the Nest!

Two years ago I wrote about the first pair of osprey to build a nest on the osprey pole that we share with our neighbors, Garth and Ollie Edwards, who are in their mid nineties. Their appearance and industrious efforts raised great hopes for permanent nesting at a location that had been empty for around 20 years. Alas, their nest was  flimsy and they abandoned it. Last year, hopes onc…

Answering the Island's Call

My friend, Jan Pogue, who is the Editor and Publisher of Vineyard Stories in Martha's Vineyard invited me to write a guest blog for her website this week. She has published some wonderful books about  Martha's Vineyard and the people who live here. Miles away from the island while I wrote, it was a sweet remembrance of what this beautiful piece of geography has meant to me over the …

Holiday Self Care

It’s November, almost Thanksgiving. Once again, lifestyle magazines are offering “tips “ for navigating the holiday season. You know-making perfect decorations, gift wrapping shortcuts, holiday menus and recipes galore, or creating new family traditions and rituals. The overall message of this barrage of “useful” information is that we, mostly women, can &ldqu…

Avoiding "Food Follies" as a Grown-up

A last week in my blog, Food Follies, I wrote about about all the mistakes I made (or nearly all of them..or may just some of them) as a parent trying to feed her children healthy foods. Yesterday, I came across an article by Dean Ornish, MD  that caught my eye. I have followed Dr.Ornish through his career, his research and books for at least 20 years. I was most pleased to see t…

Putting Life "On Pause"

Three Mini-Meditations for People Who Don’t Have Time to Meditate* Life is certainly not simple now, but we humans have gotten in the habit of making it more complicated. “Do more” is the message from every quarter. The practice of meditation should not be a complication, but offer a means to simplification, a remedy instead of something more on your “to do” …