Entries by crwpadmin

You are not who you think you are

Last year, I published an audiobook with Sounds True called Self Care for the Wisdom Years. In reality, it’s more than an audiobook, it’s a long conversation with the listener about what it means to enter into the stage of life when we begin to reconsider everything – our work, our health, our relationships, and the […]

The Elder Wisdom of Women

The traffic crawled, stopping and starting for nearly an hour, but I barely noticed. I was listening to a new podcast by Julia Louis-Dreyfus called, “Wiser Than Me,” and it made my long drive to and from the city feel like an inspirational adventure. The podcast boasts a series of interviews with older women about […]

The Great Mother

Spring sunshine and brilliant blue skies are the order of the day as I stare out the kitchen window waiting for the kettle to finish boiling water for tea. Already, the six-room house I had installed for feathered guests up on the hill is a kaleidoscope of fluttering wings as a host of sparrows and […]

Souvenirs of Love

I have a little wooden sign on my bathroom counter that’s painted to look like the sun. It reads: “If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” This message is by Roald Dahl, the children’s book author, and every day when I brush my […]

Living an unlived life

Who is this woman slicing lemons and placing them in a fancy water pitcher as she prepares for a dinner party with colleagues and their spouses? I laughed out loud as I set the table, adjusted the lighting, and placed fresh flowers on the island close to where I intended to serve the first course. […]

You’re so sensitive – a blessing or a curse?

This week, I’m taking a break and sharing a story from one of the most popular chapters in The Art of Extreme Self Care. You’re So Sensitive When I was a little girl my dad used to call me Sarah Heartburn – a funny twist on the French movie actress Sarah Bernhardt – because I tended […]

You can steal this

Every now and then, when I’m facing a situation that challenges my ability to maintain a calm, peaceful state, I turn to love notes I’ve written to myself that help me get back on track. I modified one recently and thought I’d share it with you in case it might be helpful at some point […]

Tiny treasures waiting for you

He followed me around like a pigeon in a park waiting for a treat. Little Berty, our ginger tabby, kept meowing in the way cats do when they want something and it’s your job to figure out what it is. When I caught him sitting on a nearby table staring me down, I picked him […]

A story of hope and new beginnings

Spring has arrived here in the northeast and the birds are bustling as they start work on their new summer homes. Organic cotton globes have been hung to assist them in finding good quality construction materials and extra food has been added to the feeders to fuel their labor. This time of year always reminds […]

The wonder years

It was a gray day crowned by a milky white sky that gave way to shafts of muted sunlight now and then. We were walking in the woods, the three of us, chatting about the latest documentaries we’d seen, fun summer plans, and the joy of fulfilling dreams. Our friend Ari had just finished building […]