Friendship, Grace, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

When Love Doesn’t Win

I think forgiveness is a very brave thing to do. More often than not, we really can't do it on our own, and this is when the grace of God steps in. I always used to tell my children when they were younger, "Hate is a very strong and powerful word. Do not use it."… Continue reading When Love Doesn’t Win

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love, Love Actually, Midlife

Lessons From The 5th Decade

I find that in both the personal and the professional, the gift of the fifth decade of life is found in mastering the art of surrender. No longer upset when things don't go my way. Learning to roll with the punches, and letting the pain just slide, and yes, keeping away from situations and people… Continue reading Lessons From The 5th Decade

Grace, Grief and Loss, Inspiration, Love

Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life

I'm 52 years old now, and for the last 40 years, Basil's songs have been a constant companion. Last night, watching him, and hearing him sing the songs that we had all grown up with was one of the most memorable evenings of my life.  Music takes us to places in our heart that we… Continue reading Basil Valdez and the Soundtrack of My Life