Cutting the Tie – Saying Goodbye to Alcohol

There is a book, I haven’t read it but know of it, called Cutting the Ties That Bind by Phyllis Krystal. I bring this up because for decades, freeing ourselves of the false security, the shadow of dependency on another person, thing or condition is a common malady brought to therapists who help others let go…

Hydra, Greece – The Way Home & Today’s Small Moments

It was time to say goodbye to Hydra and return to the mainland on this ferry! Thursday, June 21st If it is your birthday… Remember the three Greek ladies I met on the ferry to Hydra….I found the bank they worked at! I loved every moment on this island…… With a Greek sweet filled with…

Hydra, Greece – The Church

After lunch, and a few smaller moments inbeteen…..I decided to walk the other way on the island to see what I could see! Time was limited as I was on a schedule to catch my return ferry to Piraeus. This walk was a push – a determination to make my way up to the church…

Hydra, Greece – Leonard Cohen’s Hydra!

Who knew!!  This Canadian didn’t know that, many years ago fellow Canadian Leonard Cohn fell in love with Hydra (can’t say I blame him!),  bought a house – and didn’t change a thing!!! I didn’t see the house….I did see a tribute to him!!  Sat on it!!!  🙂 Leonard met his muse of 10 years…

Hydra, Greece – Dockside Breakfast at Papagalos

My first plan was to eat!!  🙂 I grabbed a table at cafe, papagalos. There, I would watch the crowds, get a general feel of the area and decide what direction I’d walk first! I ordered the Greek Breakfast with local products: scrambled eggs, Greek yogurt with honey, colds meats and cheese, jam with toast &…

Hydra, Greece – Arriving

I took a one hour ferry from the port of Piraeus to the island of Hydra. Interesting collection of murals on a building as we leave the harbor! Three Greek ladies together on a trip to the island!  They were all born on different islands, but worked together, many years ago at the bank on…