Shed 2020… the challenge continues!
I previously shared that I had gained weight during the first four months of the shutdown. Nothing drastic, just wrong choices and wrong portions, and no moving. Then on July 5th, the brain clicked in that this was unacceptable for me. I stopped most carbs, increased fruits/veggies, drank water and EXERCISED. I shed the Covid […]
Physical Breakthrough – Thank you, Camino!
I don’t think there is a soul in the world that has not been affected by COVID, including myself. I couldn’t get tested due to the fact it was early on and I wasn’t a first responder or public-facing, but I am more than convinced that it was COVID. I was quite sick for 4 […]
Never too late to learn
It’s the summer of 1966, a few days after school had closed for the summer. I sat outside by the back fence at a little makeshift table made from an upside-down cardboard box. I had my pencils lined up perfectly, a small ruler and some pieces of paper on my make-believe desk. I was ready […]
Walking down the Camino memory lane
During the last 4 years, March has been a month of preparation for my Camino journeys. Three times have I found myself packing, repacking, shopping for new items, retiring older items and dreaming about the upcoming magical journey that is the walking on the Camino de Santiago. This year is a stay-at-home year. My last Camino […]
COMPASSION… to love together with.
According to Wikipedia Compassion means “to love together with.” What a beautiful way to describe that word – Compassion. When I think about compassion, I think about helping others who need emotional, spiritual or physical support. But how much more beautiful does “Love together with” seems to be than just being of support. Compassion requires […]
The Ripples of our Actions
Perhaps you have heard of the butterfly effect The name of the effect is derived from the metaphorical example of the details of a hurricane (exact time of formation, exact path taken) being influenced by minor perturbations such as the flapping of the wings of a distant butterfly several weeks earlier. I truly believe that our actions create reactions, […]
A day at the library
Fiction, mystery, romance, biography… any book will catch my attention, and this since the tender age of six. Books were my friends when I was young as there were very few kids of my age in my neighborhood. I had no favorites, all books were a treat to me. During the summer months we had […]