March, 2016

New Directions: ALTERNATIVE TO PATIENCE

pa·tience ˈpāSHəns noun 1.the capacity to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. “You can find bargains if you have the patience to sift through the dross” I had to laugh when I saw the latest topic for our articles.  It brought vividly…

This Issue: Patience

Say the word, “patience,” and your soul hears you.  Immediately, you are encouraged to slow down and let the universe move you. ( I think it’s that soft “c” in the word). Then why is it so hard to take the action to…wait? We fuss and cuss to…

Cosmic Patience

I believe that our Creator continually provides opportunities for the expression of our higher selves.  Of all the attributes that define elevation, patience rises to the top of my list as most critical and perhaps the most elusive. Patience is the capacity to tolerate delay, trouble, discomfort and…

Hello World!

Patience has never been one of my virtues, so this topic is particularly difficult for me to discuss. I mean, how can I extol patience in a world full of xenophobia, racism, illness, and tragedy? For me, patience implies waiting. Waiting for an upcoming election, waiting for a…

Artistic Baths

You want a life lesson?  Wait for a bathroom to be renovated.  Janice Clayton Mayes was on a cruise when her guest bathroom was under construction, but she was front and center for the transformation of her master bath.  Mayes now enjoys two bathrooms that are magazine ready, and…

Cultivating the Result

Patience was never one of my strong suits. I come from a long line of people whose brains are wired directly to their anxiety centers. Even sitting in a waiting room for my therapist is enough to quicken my heart in anticipation of the possibilities beyond the wooden…

Row: On Patience

‘Calm and self controlled’, one of the synonyms for ‘patience’, might well describe me now, but I certainly have not always been that way. With an abusive husband/father, and four children to care for after my divorce, too many times I was anything but calm. My attitude toward…

Words of Russell Clayton, MD

  Your enjoyment of the present moment is every bit as important as living in the moment. The thrill of life is present in the here and now. Feel it, taste it, experience it. Joy is the background in the very fabric of this realm. Underneath the waves…

Rise Up

  What’s on my mind in the middle of the night when I’d love to be sleeping but insomnia strikes: I’m reading a lot of posts these days about women, angry and in a rut because of their ex/jobs/money/current love life, etc… Girls. I feel you. I really…

Thailand Recipe: Spicy Catfish.

” Do you remember Sis, when you visited LA ?  We went to Thai town and you said you liked this! This is what we ordered! Always I miss U, Big Hugs”  Sar We also shopped from the Farmer’s market and the Thai grocery store for ingredients that…