I thoroughly enjoyed watching Prince Harry marry Meghan Markle last weekend. The simplicity of her dress, the choir singing Stand By Me, the award-winning teen cellist who was invited to perform at the ceremony, the heartfelt preacher, the fascinators, the palpable love, the handpicked flowers, the booming cheers from the crowds, the strong mothers who helped lead the bride and groom to that moment. I laughed and cried and clapped like it was my own family wedding. Continue reading
This may sound crazy, but I feel like I’ll be watching a family wedding this weekend.
I was 9 years old when I watched Diana get married. And I was 25 years old when I watched her funeral.
I will never forget seeing her two boys walking behind her casket. Especially Harry. Only 12 years old. Continue reading
What do we know for sure? I used to think I knew a lot of things for sure. No grey areas. But the older I get, the more I read books and experience things and meet new people, I feel less sure about what I know. And that feeling keeps me curious and growing and on my toes. Continue reading
As a new week starts, are we where we want to be? Doing what we want to be doing?
I was reminded when listening to a speaker last week that we must set daily goals. Even five small things we want to accomplish. Maybe reaching out to a handful of people to share our story and ask for input. Continue reading
I’ve been a mom now for 15 years. We’ve laughed, cried, screamed, sang, travelled, walked, chased, swam and ran. We’ve moved four times, competed in international Irish dance competitions, rented cabins, watched stars, studied for tests, played hockey, gone fishing, and read books. Continue reading
What is the cost of taking a risk? Poet and philosopher Henry David Thoreau said, “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.”
Is it worth it? That’s up to you. Continue reading
Five hundred and eighty nine years ago today, at age 17, Joan of Arc fought in her first battle for the French against the English at Orleans during the Hundred Years’ War over who would rule France. The French won that battle which was a big moment in the war and led to France regaining control of their country years later. Joan went on to fight in more battles for her country and was eventually captured by the English army. Continue reading
Essayist and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” Continue reading
I don’t meditate regularly although I do try to take a few deep breaths when it crosses my mind. I thought meditation was a special practice that I didn’t really know how to do. But yesterday my yoga teacher defined meditation in a way that made me want to do more of it. Continue reading
Author and poet Annie Dillard, born 73 years ago today, became the youngest American woman to win the Pulitzer Prize at age 28. Annie once said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Continue reading