Here are some posts on a variety of topics for living an extraordinary life, including recipes, remedies and humor for healthy living, graceful aging and happiness.

Make yourself comfortable and browse around. From the offerings here, I hope you will find something to inform you, support you, inspire you, or amuse you...and a little practical magic to help you transform your life.



Attachment vs. Detachment: Not an Either Or

Attachment vs. Detachment: Not an Either Or

A number of years ago, I was consulting with a wonderful gentleman, (Dr. B.) at Kaiser for some mental and spiritual support. He was the personification of the ideal wise and delighted and delightful uncle archetype one would desire. During one of our discussions, I told him I was wrestling with the concepts of Attachment… Continue Reading

The Four Draft Formula

The Four Draft Formula

Some years ago, in a writers’ workshop, I received one of those little gems that subtly but profoundly changes your life. The class instructor quoted British writer Margery Allingham, author of, among others, the Albert Campion mysteries. When asked by an interviewer how she wrote, she replied (as was quoted to me):  “I write the… Continue Reading

The Freedom of Limitations

As we enter the 21st century, riding high on the edge of the Information Age, we find ourselves in an era of unlimited possibilities. We have access to more information than at any other time in history. We receive daily communications from all over the world, many of them contradictory. We receive offers on radio,… Continue Reading

Discipline as Discipleship

 “Self-discipline and contentment are useful.” The Dalai Lama When we hear the word discipline, the first thing that usually comes to mind is that someone is going make us do something we don’t want to do. Self-discipline often means that we are going to try to make ourselves do something that we don’t want to do.… Continue Reading

Survival of the Responsive!

I recently came across this quote attributed to Charles Darwin: “It is not the strongest species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change.” And it occurred to me that the way for us to move forward in these challenging times is to be open and receptive to new ways… Continue Reading

Quick and Easy Chicken Soup

As our grandmothers knew, chicken soup has great healing properties. When we are tired or unwell, however, we are sometimes unable to do much in the way of preparing food for ourselves. This recipe is easy, simple and nourishing. Most of the ingredients can be kept on hand in the pantry, fridge and freezer so that we… Continue Reading

Ginger Tea

Slice a some fresh ginger into a pot or cup. Pour boiling water over it Let it steep 3 to 5 minutes. Add fresh lemon juice and honey to taste. Drink and enjoy. Aids digestion and warms the body and soul. Continue Reading



Sometimes all it takes is a change in attitude to deliver us from difficulties. Some years ago, I found myself in an internal conflict over a situation with one of my  clients. Although I cannot remember what it was about, at that time it was of such importance that it was holding my attention and… Continue Reading

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