Beliefs

FANTASY LAND

Imagining the improbable, OOthat’s fantasizing. I imagine the improbable OOfrequently. Whatever it is, OOfor good or ill, OOI come to know it intimately. I suspect, then accept OOit may be probable. I come to recognize, OOrealize the probable OOrestng within the improbable. I nurture that probability OOwith my…

Mi Casa, Su Casa: Space Saving Storage in the Kitchen

I have a small, open concept galley style kitchen. I absolutely love to cook and have tons of cooking gadgetry, tools, and ingredients. It is an ongoing challenge to have an orderly kitchen, but with everything you need accessible and visually pleasing. Through trial and error, trolling cooking…

(Meeting)Oprah

“I am pursuing Oprah with this divinely inspired blog. Of all the publishers to choose from, I want Oprah. (I guess Eckhart is wearing off).  We have several venues we can choose from – O Magazine, OWN, or maybe I can sneak in through the Book Club.   I…

SLAY THE OGRES

Slay the ogres. The selfish ogre must go. This ogre misaligns resources. Snatching and hoarding, OOit keeps things out of balance OOwith its deficit consciousness. It must be drowned in authentic generosity OOor smothered with courtesy and grace. Banish the ogre of fear. It is a liar. It…

Culture Equals Joy, not Shame.

  Culture, my own, and everyone else’s, I want to learn, share, and celebrate it! -Adriana Peeples A topic I have been a bit infatuated with for some time now. Growing up as a young child, it was the strum of Mariachi Music and Linda Ronstadt singing in…

Embracing Family

In August 2020, I received a call that an ambulance was transporting my mother from her nursing home to the nearest hospital. Her vital signs were trending downward; she was not eating, and she was nonresponsive. After she arrived, the hospital’s attending physician called to give my sister…

Words of Dr. Russell Clayton

  PLANT SEEDS IN YOUR LIFE When you plant seeds in your life, expect your intentions to manifest. You are a miracle maker. Open your hand and release your seeds into the fertile universe. You won’t be losing your seeds, you will be gaining a harvest. The opportunity…

Girl, Let That Go!

  Last month I penned an essay to no one in particular that only a handful of people read titled, “What Shall I Do With the Rage?” Essentially it was recounting conversations I recently had with friends and colleagues about the suppressed emotions of anger and rage we…