Entries by crwpadmin

Healing a special kind of loss

He was tall for a cat, with long legs and a silky, sleek body that went on for days. He could often be heard howling “helloooooo” in the middle of the night as he roamed the house with his favorite toy – a small stuffed bear – in his mouth. One weekend, when Louise Hay […]

Holding hands

The wind picked up as the soft, amber light of the setting sun cast a warm glow over the boardwalk. As we headed toward the beach, I watched our shadows moving in lockstep before us. I felt happy. Grateful. Excited for the chance to be in daylight with my vampire husband – a night owl […]

The University of Mother Nature

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 move […]

Grateful, humble guests

I’m enjoying a little vacation by the sea with Michael this weekend and thought I’d share a past tribute to Mother Nature written during the lockdown phase of the pandemic. See you next week! ~*~ This morning, I went for a hike with my friend, Beth, at our local state park – a 450-acre haven […]

Ready to retrain your brain?

We were dressed up and ready to drive into the city for the first time in more than a year. Our dinner reservation was a little less than two hours away and I looked forward to people-watching, seeing the Boston Public Garden come to life in spring, and enjoying the company of old friends we […]

4 quick ways to calm yourself down

It was 3am when I awoke with a start, stress hormones surging through my body. I had been dreaming about being in Iraq trying to help people escape a warzone. When I opened my eyes, I felt pain in my heart and immediately thought, How do you live as a conscious human being and not feel […]

Finding certainty in uncertain times

I’m spending the weekend editing a new audio project that will be published by Sounds True in August called, Self Care for the Wisdom Years so this week’s blog is an excerpt from an earlier one about dealing with the stress of uncertainty. I hope one or more of these ideas are helpful. These are […]

Radiate the energy you want to see in the world

My cellphone chimed and I looked up to see a text with three words that always bring a smile to my face: Rickie Lee Jones. My friend Bruce was asking if I wanted to attend a concert with him and I immediately texted back, You bet! Last night we attended that concert in one of our […]

Stay out of the storm

We’ve had more than a foot of snow here in the Northeast and this morning, as I stare out the kitchen window at the rising sunlight, it looks like a Fairy Godmother swooped in overnight and sprinkled a million tiny stars over the powdery slopes. It’s a moment to savor before the day begins… What […]

Tiny anchors

In the late 1990s, I spent one day a week visiting with and helping an elderly friend named Lucy. She lived alone in a big colonial house near the city and each time I arrived, I’d find her waiting in her favorite wingback chair, all dressed up, wearing a big smile. Lucy was always sitting […]