Wildflowers and My Soul

Being raised by two Polish Immigrants who were devout Catholics and had no concept of “self” or “boundaries” I was hard pressed as a young adult to create either of those for myself. My parents were kind, gentle people whose lives had been ripped apart by loss and...

Her Faith

Grief is intrinsic to these Hallmark holidays. A Sunday in May might not carry the sorrow that this day does for so many otherwise. Today, as we celebrate the love we have, the love we are missing and the love we look to experience some day perhaps,  as it relates to...

Happy New Year

Gifts of the season come in so many ways. An unexpected phone call from someone who is on your mind, a card or note or perhaps an email or text. A thoughtful gesture by someone. They are beautiful parts of our experience and these treasures can feel like comfort and...

I Didn’t Notice

This Fall as been particularly beautiful here in Western Massachusetts. The skies have been so blue and the leaves so colorful. As I sit here at my desk looking out at the sun rising and the way the rays hit the trees that have a few leaves remaining…it’s...

Four Words

“What do you do?” Four words that can lift the veil on so many emotions within us. Pride, panic, fear, self-doubt and if we make it to the other side…..contentment. Our self worth and well being can be dictated by the response to these benign simple...