Dear Friends, It’s that time again when we make wishes for the new year, and after living through 2020, it has never felt more timely to re-post the New Year’s Blessing. This year, I chose as a background to my words a photo I took years ago while on a trip with my husband…

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Golden Scarab Beetle symbolizing synchronicity

In the early 1920’s, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, a believer in the paranormal, introduced an idea he called synchronicity. He defined it as something that happens when two events are not causally connected, yet nevertheless share great meaning. Synchronicity, much like the role of dreams, serves the purpose of expanding our consciousness, moving us away from…

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This post was originally published on September 11, 2013 and updated on September 11, 2019. I am thinking about all of the innocent victims who lost their lives on this day twelve years ago, and my heart goes out to their families. I still get chills when I think about the heroism of those on…

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It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. I don’t know about you, but the past twelve months were so eventful for me, they seemed to go by too quickly. Last December, many people requested a copy of the New Year’s Blessing they could easily print out or attach in an email and…

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My sweet mother has passed away. She, the one with so much enthusiasm for life. She, the busiest bee of them all. The one we all thought would live to be a hundred. She was 79. She was never sick until they found cancer in a routine mammogram. It was non-Hodgkin Lymphoma — not the…

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On June 28, my step-son David (whom I’ve loved and co-parented since he was 12) was married in Orange County in the city of Aliso Viejo, California. It was an elaborate three-day event which began with rehearsals and a dinner Friday evening, a tea ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home Saturday morning, and an outdoor wedding at 5:00…

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On April 8, I was honored to speak as the guest author at the Chatsworth Women’s Club “Meet the Author Luncheon” in Chatsworth, California — an annual event hosted by the club’s literary committee. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Chatsworth is where I moved with my family when my…

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Last week, I was invited to discuss my novel, Finding Tranquility Base, with the members of the Wine & Words Book Club at Mitchell’s Bookshop in Agoura Hills, California. The group, led by Christine Harris of Espresso in Italy, meets monthly on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. in the bookstore. Now this is a group after…

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I’ve heard it can take years for a writer to find their true voice. That unmistakable tone that speaks louder than mere words, shines brighter than the North Star on a cloudless summer night, and stands head and shoulders above all the spurious voices she’s worn before that never really suited her. It’s the voice that…

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In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your…

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