Mindfulness

Getting away from things gives one the space to be mindful. A recent trip to Switzerland with my husband, Steve, found us both amidst throngs of people in public spaces and alone together in very remote areas. A value of getting away is to leave it all behind (your worries, problems, stresses, threats and daily…

Mary’s Quilt

A quilt is a tapestry of fabric pieces that when sewn together create a personal masterpiece. The beauty of each quilt is in taking seemingly unrelated pieces and turning them into a work of art. A quilt can also be the timeless bond between young women who experienced something rare during our formative years that…

Buen Camino

Peeling back the onion on a once-in-a-lifetime experience is complicated. My husband and I returned from Spain two weeks ago and a common question is, “So, how was it?” My answer was never what I wanted, but what can you expect from a hallway conversation or brief encounter when you don’t know if they really…

4 Stages of Pink

While developing a new program, “Beyond Pink,” I came to a personal realization.   Like Elisabeth Kübler-Ross‘ five stages of grief, I’ve moved through four distinct emotional stages of pink.   Kuber-Ross outlined a series of emotional stages for death and dying: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.  While researching the history of pink for a presentation at…