May The 4th Be With You

Happy Star Wars Day! I hope you: Married your Han Solo! Have a Wookie for a Sidekick! While riding a horse, you were pretending it was a Tauntaun! Followed at least two of Yoda’s quotes! Envisioned what it would be like to drive an AT-AT or Imperial Snow Walker – especially during morning traffic! Tapped…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #20 – Communicate Openly and Honestly

How We Process and Handle Life How do you and your partner process and handle life? My husband and I are very different. I tend to worry, am reactive and am very expressive. My husband lets life roll, for the most part stays calm, and keeps his thoughts to himself. When conflict arrises between us,…

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

Love the Struggle Struggles, we all have them. Learning to love the struggle, well that is a bit of a challenge. Especially when I compare myself to other people who seem to have it all together!! I sometimes wonder if other people perceive me as someone who likes to be in the victim role, because…

55 Rules For Love – Rule #13 – Live In The Moment – Be Present

Live In The Moment – Be Present There are many spiritual leaders and mindfulness teachers who have written a variety of books on the benefits of living life in the present moment. Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Louise Hay to name a few…. Living life in the present moment while married, as…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Six Week Vacation Summary

Our six weeks along the southwestern coastline of Kerala was memorable for sure. I thought the best way to summarize our time was to list key words and thoughts: Popeye, Olive, Yoda & Feisty Zena and Nipples Crows Feeding the dogs and crows at the beach Fishermen beach Fishermen Fishing boats Early morning fish markets…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – At The Beach With Friends!

Michael and I love the beach and swimming in the waves. Michael and I love dogs. Michael and I love crows. We’ve been staying at a homestay, in a small fishing village called Mararikkulam North,  on the southwestern coast of Kerala, India. We’re in week five of our six week stay here. During this time…

Mararikkulam North, Kerala, India – Moments

India. The names conjures up a dichotomy of images from the peaceful, spiritual ideal of yoga retreats and ashrams, to the chaos of crowded cities overflowing with crime, garbage and slums. Michael and I have been in the southwestern village of Mararikkulam North for almost a month, staying at a rustic, oceanside homestay called Arakal…