Archive for the ‘yes!’ Category

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An early graduation present!

December 19, 2010

So in the midst of all the craziness of our lives… my husband was invited to San Francisco to give a talk. I was so worried it would interfere with my graduation… but everyone was accommodating. Thank you!

You see the last time I “walked” for one of my degrees was 1976!

I now have a BS, MS, MA and EdS and it is for this degree that I was willing to participate in a public ritual – not of my design!

And it was wonderful! Both the trip before and the experience of being hooded for this accomplishment.

Feeling so very grateful as we wax towards the winter solstice!

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Commencement!

December 18, 2010

Have I told you lately that I am content!?!?!?!? Ecstatic even????

Oh my goodness what a ride this last nearly four years has been… and now after having been caught in the undertow, the spin cycle, and the roller coaster – I am being catapulted out the other side…and I am here to tell you with absolute certainty and joy that it was worth every moment of suffering and difficulty and ecstasy and joy!

 

Have I mentioned lately how ab*soul*utley enchanted I am?

Well… I am!

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Patience and Timing

April 17, 2010

So many times in my life, I have wished time away – both future time and times in my history and it has taken me so very long to be in time, to be settled with timing and  to be present. I know that phrase is a bit overused – and hesitate to use it now – but that sense of full awareness of this moment and only this moment.

So imagine my delight as I listened to this podcast interview with Clarissa Pinkola Estes as she talks about her creative process, the writing of the Dangerous Old Woman, and the timing of the release of the material. So many of us who are gathered ’round listening to Mother Night and now the Dangerous Old Woman, have a sense that there are “enough” of us now who are ready to do this deepening of the archetypal work.

Gratitude to Clarissa, Dr. E., CPE and to the Wild Woman and her twin the Dangerous Old woman for all they are bringing to women in this moment.

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The Red Book

September 26, 2009

redbookAnd Jungians, almost by definition, tend to get enthused anytime something previously hidden reveals itself, when whatever’s been underground finally makes it to the surface.

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The true cost of food

September 20, 2009

It is hard to argue with people who think that buying food at the grocery school for pennies a pound is cheaper than growing your own food.

So I am not going to argue with those people – like the woman who had an article in the Washington Post Business Section this morning about how growing your own vegetables is meaningful and satisfying but doesn’t save money.

I think we are thinking about the true cost – she and I – in different ways. How do you think about the true cost of goods and services? If you think those tomatoes in the grocery store at $0.99 per pound are cheaper than mine out of my own garden, consider this.

What are your thoughts?

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Bowing down

June 3, 2009

So I have been struggling with bowing down to an entity that needs me to humble myself… and it isn’t easy… and yet – I would do this in a heartbeat…

Would you?

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What I love about our new Mayor

June 1, 2009

How many times have you been to a meeting that goes on and on and on and you are bored, bored, bored? And isn’t this (you gotta listen to the video) a refreshing way to convene people and ignite their passions and invite them to focus on what has heart and meaning?

Video of Kai Degner explaining the upcoming summit.

Between his efforts, the new and improved Farmers Market, the possibility of a Food Co-op, and more – the friendly city is living up to its name!