Author Archives: marie

More Grief, Where Will I Put It?

Anya, my dog, and I were out for our daily afternoon walk in the hills of our neighborhood. We usually take the same route as she likes the routine and often leads the way. As we walked by one of the houses set higher on the hill, we saw the ivy beneath the house move […]

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Be Memorable

bE unIquE—bE mEmOrAblE—this is what truly makes you human.

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Poetic Illustrations

When you read poetry don’t articulate, just experience. Same thing with poetic illustrations, let it happen to you and see what you will.

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Every Day

I create a simple ritual or routine to help me stay motivated…and do it…every day.

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KINDNESS, It’s Contagious

Kindness is not only contagious, it matters, and it makes a difference. I had a different story prepared to tell you however after waking up to the news of another American horror story of one more senseless act of violence, my other story seemed trite and meaningless. I will save it for a slow news […]

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Any worthwhile journey…

I accept challenges as part of any worthwhile journey.

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Is it: Kind? Necessary? True?

The other day I was walking my dog in the neighborhood hills where I live. A woman I didn’t know stopped me and said “I see you walking a lot, and I remember you had a different dog, a black and white one.” I said “yes, she passed away 20 months ago.” The woman said […]

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Happy!

A happy body generates happy thoughts. I keep moving.

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It’s Your Time!

It’s your dream. It’s your time. Get started.

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Grace, It’s Amazing and Everywhere!

By definition, grace is kindness, favor, goodwill, or fortune. What it’s not is luck. I was visiting family in Milwaukee, WI over the 4th of July holiday. It’s a beautiful time in the Midwest with impromptu rain showers while the sun is shining. The effect of this is lush green grass, beautiful flowers, and balmy […]

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