It Ain’t Over ‘Till It’s Over.


6/6/12. Five years ago my husband woke up with an odd pain in his side and went to work. By that evening, the pain was so great he was admitted to the ER where they administered a morphine dose. Within seconds, his heart rate plummeted almost to flat-line. We were watching him slip away from …

A fresh start- Wholesome love, wholesome you, wholesome foods.


The end of last year was marked by a sweet, sweet moment: The love of my life asked me to marry him.  And I said yes.  I still tear up thinking about it.  He's my best friend.  And we've been through everything together. While agreeing to commit the rest of my life in marriage to …

A simple request…


...Is not always so simple, is it? Too many of us grew up with and are still surrounded by a culture that glorifies success against all odds over the testimony of human survival... A culture that exalts greed and competition... Efficiency at the expense of joy... Strength in the face of vulnerability destroyed. The reality …

13 tips for living a purposeful life.


An acquaintance recently asked for 13 tidbits of advice to share with their daughter for her thirteenth birthday.  It was a wonderfully thoughtful gift, and as I sent the lengthy message, I realized these 13 tips are pretty universal, and decided to post them here. Enjoy! 1. You are more powerful than you’ll ever know. …

Growth: Let crumbling foundations clear the path for deeper roots.


This past weekend was quite a whirlwind, the culmination of a few weeks planning to celebrate the 95th birthday of Nelson Mandela coincided with the unfolding of the trial of the George Zimmerman trial. Saturday evening on my way to a posh Beverly Hills restaurant to celebrate one of my best friend's milestone birthdays, the …

The Value of Love: Remembering what life means.


I've started sleeping with earplugs.  My adorable outdoor cats love cuddling, and at night they settle for snuggling through my bedroom window pane, just behind my headboard. And they like pillow talk: Me: (Coughing) Pirate (cat, meowing): "Tina!?!?  Are you awake?  I am.  This is fun.  Can you hear me?!?!" Me, muttering: "Oh. Em. Gee. …