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 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 cream…

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…