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Real Life Stories

Real Life Stories

Remember Paris

October 24, 2013

We threw open the French doors to the balcony of our hotel room and took in the view – Paris poised at the pinnacle between summer and autumn. 25 years had passed since we came this way as honeymooners smitten with each other. Our choice to return was one born of the desire to tie […]

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Liquid Power

July 18, 2013

Emerald was the color of the waters cascading across the falls, pure liquid power pouring from mother earth. We spoke of the majesty of the thunderous blows that fell from above to christen the river running below. Yet I found myself searching to connect with a far more elusive force that seemed to slip my […]

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June 1, 2013

Cherry blossoms and lilacs were in bloom as we arrived in southwestern Colorado. We came in search of the Ancient Pueblo people who inhabited the land for centuries before the modern day dwellers. Our guides estimated over 30,000 Native Americans once lived in the area that surrounds the excavated ruins we saw. Current residents total […]

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January 1, 2013

Once upon a time, when I had grieved for the angst and losses of the people, I was shown the day when all of the world would join together in one pointed peace. December 21, 2012 was that day. We who walked side by side in the land of the Maya shared one compassionate heart. […]

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Gift of The Hopi

November 4, 2012

To drive across the silent plains leading up to the Hopi Mesas is to experience a unique beauty embodied in nature’s desolate lands. One must cross a wide expanse of dramatic desert as if entering an open void on the earth before arriving in the land of the Hopi. The ride is almost a rite […]

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Ancient Callings

September 13, 2012

When I arrived in the Land of Enchantment, my heart could not help but heighten. We took refuge from the southwestern New Mexico wilderness in Steve’s beautiful home perched above the Gila River and beneath the watchful eye of stunning rock formations. The lucent monoliths come together like a protective womb around the solitary site. […]

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Spirit Of Peru

July 22, 2012

The Richness of Nature is My Inspiration – Claude Monet When I gazed into the eyes of Peruvians, I glimpsed a shared ancient kinship and touched a wellspring of the sacred. Travelling in a third world country, one would expect to see poverty. But poverty is a matter of perspective. If there was suffering, I did […]

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Mysteries Revealed

May 16, 2012

We found paradise in the Andes Mountains of Peru. My husband, Dennis and I settled into a slice of heaven at the Sol Y Luna hotel on our way to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Each ancient site in the area tells a story spanning eons in the ether of time. There, in the […]

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A Fork In The Road

April 1, 2012

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference – Robert Frost The sound of steel guitars sizzled through the stadium. Fireworks flashed like lightening as Billy Gibbons’ fingers flew across the face of his instrument. The sight and sound fueled an […]

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Higher Love

February 26, 2012

I’ve heard it told that fate is what befalls you and destiny is what you make of it.  When a friend of mine was abducted at knifepoint, her first reaction was to scream in terror. It was only when she thought of love for her daughter that the calm took over her heart. Her assailant […]

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