2023 Thoughts – Looking Forward – Eyes On Today

Without Alcohol I am back in 12-Step rooms. I wrote two blogs recently, related to a specific 12-Step program but have unpublished them to honor the 12-Step – 11th Tradition: Our public relations policy is based on attraction rather than promotion; we need always maintain personal anonymity at the level of press, radio, and films….

Just For Today – I Will Be Grateful For My Many Blessings

Minimization With all the suffering in the world, especially now with COVID-19, sometimes it seems trivial to have personal dilemmas that cause stress. Especially if I’m virus free and relatively financially secure. I think of couples who live an exceptionally wealthy life, where others might look at them and say – what do you have…

Halifax to Campbell River – March Break and Beyond as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

March Break – 14th-22nd For March Break, I traveled with our dog Pooh Bear from Nova Scotia to Vancouver Island, British Columbia to be with my husband Michael, who is readying our home to put on the market. The talk of the virus was everywhere during my flights. I washed my hands so many times…

Mararrikulam North, Kerala, India – Teaching Me About Gratitude and the Essence of Beauty

I’ve been struggling the last few days during our third of six weeks in this small, southwestern coastal village in Kerala, because I’m missing the western standards of cleanliness I’m accustomed to with the added ugliness of garbage littering the sides of roads and beaches. It’s not like I didn’t know India was this way….