January 10, 2014

Tomorrow I'm co-hosting a small ladies' luncheon in celebration of my mom's 80th birthday. It's been awhile since I stayed in my parents' home in Houston. This is a whirlwind trip. I am more aware than ever of my longstanding habit of overcommitting. My practice of sac...

January 9, 2014

[this story is continued from "Mama Goes Home (part 3)" dated 1/7/14]


Time passes. One day blurs into another.


My gratitude journal chronicles my appreciation of being the guardian for this Chihuahua family. 


They've grown. The puppies are sweet and kooky and playful....

January 8, 2014

[this story is continued from "Mama Goes Home (part 2)" dated 1/6/14]


I arrived home without incident and pulled up to the garage. One at a time, I brought the crates inside and took them upstairs to the bedroom. The door to the guest room was closed and I knew Steve h...

January 7, 2014

[this story is continued from the post, "Mama Goes Home (part 1)" dated Jan 5, 2014]


Despite my having been married to Steve for 22 years, I haven't learned all the lessons in being a kind, considerate and compassionate partner. Instead, sometimes I fall into a space w...

January 6, 2014

It's day 5 of The WE Juice for Joy Experience, and I'm relishing the increased energy levels I experience during a juice cleanse. The spiritual connection I feel tells me I'm ready for the adventure and opportunity presented by The Silent Project.


Yesterday was a day o...

January 4, 2014

I heard it for the first time.


It took my breath away. I was deeply touched. Tears welled in my eyes and rolled down my cheeks, unchecked. And within minutes, it was over.


I hadn't dreamt it was possible, and yet I understood I was listening deeply to my heart-- and do...

January 3, 2014



    & Nearly Dead.


And I guess he was. We watched the documentary on Christmas Day 2011, and we were riveted. The subject, a very engaging and likable Australian man, Joe Cross, had created a film that showed him visiting the USA with the intention...

January 3, 2014

"It was very good writing," Steve commiserated, as he turned to go upstairs to go to sleep.


He'd just read my blog entry, which I'd created in the editor of the newly-created blog site for The Silent Project, and he was showing me some additional features. Our internet...

January 1, 2014

I'm embarking on a new adventure in 2014, one that launches with this first blog post...


This will be the year that I learn to listen differently.


What does it mean to "listen differently"?


For me, it means that I will be giving my undivided attention to listening.



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