Reiki – Just For Today…

Reiki – Just for Today… The doctors had done all of their homework.  They had tried every approach known to traditional medicine but the young twenty-something male was not expected to live.  The doctors informed his mother that there was simply nothing more to be done.  An overdose of drugs had turned unfortunately fatal for a young aspiring person with …

Follow Your Passion: My First Year Reflection

Follow Your Passion:  My First Year Reflection “Do what you love,” was the simple message of USA Today’s Heidi Przybyia.  She was presenting at the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce’s Women’s Leadership Forum, an opportunity for women entrepreneurs to hear from others and become re-energized with their passions.  Her message kept repeating in my head. Last year, as I turned 50 years old, I decided …

New Year, New Beginnings

New Year, New Beginnings It’s still the holiday season with the hustle and bustle as people scurry around for work events, personal engagements and the typical holiday “to-do” list. Soon, however, the holiday season will come to its end as we say good-bye to 2016 and welcome in 2017.On New Year’s Day, we wake to all of the possibilities of a new year. One of …

Sabbatical Time

Sabbatical Time The other day my husband, Steve, declared that he was officially taking a break from TV reports, radio news and social media platforms.  He needed a break, an opportunity to tune it all out for a while. He officially declared a sabbatical from all news outlets. I liked his approach to a sabbatical.  For centuries people and religions …

Entering into the Silence…

“He who attempts to act and do things for others or for the world without deepening his own self-understanding, freedom, integrity and capacity to love, will not have anything to give others.”   Thomas Merton, Contemplation in a World of Action The other day I held a meditation group at the office. In advance of the group meeting, I planned …