Vic and Virginia, 2006
Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

A Mother’s Lament: “I Loved Him with All My Heart”

My mother-in-law Virginia was present during every conversation the last few weeks. She was alert…

Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

I’m Moving Your Mother to a Nursing Home: Active Imagination during Hard Times

Dear Vic, I can’t take care of your mother anymore. I can’t keep giving her…

Bereavement and End of Life Psychology and Mythology

Love Notes: The Magic That Made Our Marriage Work

During an exhausting week of moving my husband Vic’s 102-year-old mother to a nursing home,…

Nature Political Action

The Estrogen Empire Strikes Back: Seneca Falls Women’s March, 1/20/18

We drove along the west side of Cayuga Lake toward Seneca Falls, NY, the site…

Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

The Wisdom of Regret: A Lesson in Showing Up

I remember the tense discomfort of my flimsy excuse, but don’t recall just what it…

LilBit, Anthony, Willow, Liz, and David
Family and Friends Writing and Social Media

Ten Things That Made Me Grateful This Year (Photo Essay)

  1. My Loving Family 2. The Women's March in Washington, DC, January 2017  …

Magnolia buds in snow
Creativity Health Nature

A Time To Push, A Time to Pause

My ability to push against fatigue and check new projects off the endless to-do list…

Diana, Göttin der Jagd, Öl auf Leinwand, ~1900 wikimedia commons
Creativity Psychology and Mythology

Lessons from Artemis, Goddess of the Wild

I was once an extroverted girl who loved loud Motown concerts and learned every dance…

Lon Ware 194?
Bereavement and End of Life Family and Friends

Sorrow in the Dark Season

On mid November days, loneliness and hopelessness descend like evening fog. Is it the darkness,…

Orangutan mother & child in acrylic, Elaine Mansfield
Creativity Psychology and Mythology

9 Ways to Unpack a Powerful Dream

In my dream, my house is filled with noisy demanding people. Six orangutans lie in…