Who I was…is still who I am

A serendipitous journey into the archives of my past has demonstrated that 27 years later, that I’m still paying attention to the basic truths of life. I’m still asking the same probing questions.  I’m still inviting people to think about what matters to them and give themselves permission to go for it.   It was affirming to recognize how much I have NOT changed and that the consuming professional and personal interests of my past, still enrich my present.

And so, in honor of the part of my life journey that has been totally consistent, here’s my first experiment with a video blog post.

Dare to take time, take a break, or even STOP for 4 minutes to entertain the powerful question that always seems to find its way into my current teachings.


What is it that keeps me going?

What is it that keeps you going?

I’ve been asking that very question at my senior residence, “What is it that keeps you going?”CIMG0930-Eileen 2

  • Eileen tap dances, sews and crochets and knits
  • John collects stamps and creates trivits, helped by his magnifying glass.
  • Pauline relishes the remnants of her former button collection and gets up to dance anytime she hears a beat.
  • Doris and Marie welcome new arrivals and make them feel at home.
  • Joan lives for her grandchildren.
  • Jenn lives for her Red Sox team.

Eileen said, “I need a challenge!” when I found her one morning searching through sweater pattern magazines seeking an embellishment she hasn’t yet learned to do.

At 74, I need to keep learning! Continue reading

Do you paint?

clip-art-painting-257785If you hear a voice within you say ‘I cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.

~ Vincent Van Gogh

This came courtesy of Karen Jandorf, Peace on the Inside, my subscription to a daily prompt  to ponder life’s wisdom.  I love the serendipity of such a thought provoking arrival coinciding perfectly with the events in my own life— particularly since I just signed up for a painting class.

Painting? With acrylics?   Continue reading