Running on Faith

Running on Faith

I feel like myself this morning. Smiling and rested, I stretch my way out of bed as my morning gratitudes tumble from my lips. I plant a delighted kiss on the photograph of my mother that now rests permanently beside my bed.  I feel like “me”—effervescent, full of energy, and ready to embrace the day.…

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

On this springtime day, so alive with light and gentle breezes, will you take a walk with me–a journey of tears and joy? It is a misty Thursday evening; rain has fallen throughout the day. My long workday done, I close my office door behind me. I bow my head, grateful that my mind was…

Mind Aerobics

Mind Aerobics

It is a tranquil, late-winter evening; another stunning day is coming to a close. As I leave the peaceful realm of the wood-floored yoga studio, I notice two of my beautiful friends. As usual, I am drawn to them; their smiles, their gracious energy, and their radiance shine through.  The three of us chatter as…

Everyday Valentines

Everyday Valentines

Ah, Valentine’s Day is with us, the day of hearts and roses. The sun, surrounded by a sky of blue tinged with peach-brushed hues, rose so sweetly and expectantly this morning. It seemed to smile with particular delight on this one day of the year–one preciously tender day out of three hundred sixty-five—when we honor…

Love Until It Hurts

Love Until It Hurts

As we drive to San Francisco under crystal winter skies, the talk is of everything things. The pedestrian to-do lists keep the painful thoughts at bay. The traffic is easy and gentle for a Saturday afternoon. As familiar Sonoma County landmarks transition into Marin’s, cars whiz by against a backdrop of bucolic hillsides; it seems…