Conquering Gros Piton

Conquering Gros Piton

“I found my heart upon a mountain I did not know I could climb, and I wonder how many other pieces of myself are secreted away in places I judge I cannot go.” Laurel Bleadon Maffei When I was told on a recent family vacation to the Caribbean that we had arrangements to spend the […]

Confession of a Girlfriend Avoider

Confession of a Girlfriend Avoider

Image Credit – Shutterstock I’m ashamed of myself.  I’m ashamed of my silly behavior yesterday and the crappy example I set for my daughters.  And even though I told them the story without shame, they were quick to point out how immature and ridiculously I behaved. I fell victim to what I call the “girlfriend […]

Poetic Genius – Mary Oliver Interview

Poetic Genius – Mary Oliver Interview

I have always had a romantic notion of being a poet.  As an angst-filled teenager I scribbled furiously in journal after journal trying to gather feelings into words that seemed not to exist. Then one day I realized that poetry is not written, but rather gives birth to itself through me.  If I surrender to […]