Enjoy The Ride

I remember driving to Florida from our home in New York and just wanting to get there already. My father rushed us at the rest areas and never wanted to stop. I counted seconds and miles and time would drag on. I couldn’t wait for the car ride to be over. This thinking pattern quickly … More Enjoy The Ride

Answered Dreams

“There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some people who face reality; and then there are some that turn one into another” -Douglas H. Everret I was fifteen the first time I had acupuncture and it wasn’t long after my first appointment that I decided the things I learned during my one hour … More Answered Dreams

Winter Wisdom

“There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself.”  ~Ruth Stout Winter in the North-East has been … More Winter Wisdom

Why Do Parents Force Feed Their Kids Garbage?

“If you finish your chicken nuggets and french fries you can have a chocolate sundae.” Excuse me, what? Why? Raising a child is difficult. One of the hardest jobs in the world. However, sometimes I cannot help but notice when observing people with their children the habits they encourage. It leaves me a little confused and disappointed when parents … More Why Do Parents Force Feed Their Kids Garbage?

Being True to You

“Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself-and thus make yourself indispensable.” Andre Gide I wish I was good at sports involving hand-eye coordination but when I play volleyball I usually get hit in the head. My grandmother tells me stories of when I was little. “You used to try so hard, you … More Being True to You

The Power of Words

“Sticks and Stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you” The expression has good intentions, a consoling phrase used to make kids being bullied at school feel better. However, I couldn’t relate to the sentiment then and  it has even less meaning for me today. I have had broken bones and they healed relatively easily without much conscious … More The Power of Words