We were hiking on a trail called Broken Arrow, saying our farewell to Sedona until our return next year. We were both commenting on and enjoying the beauty of the red rocks, and red earth. Mark was a little ahead of me on a narrow, hilly path strewn with large, lichen covered stones sitting on … More A Vortex Moment
Clear blue skies…warm sunshine…a small secluded canyon of gorgeous Sedona red rock…surrounded by twisted Pinon trees and white barked Sycamores…air filled with the scent of pine…bright butterflies fluttering and tiny hummingbirds hovering. Long, slender tree, bleached white by the sun and the beauty of age…tugged up from a small nearby ravine…placed on a ledge of … More Building Our Wedding Altar
Do you every find a penny from Heaven? A couple of days ago Mark and I were hiking and my eye caught a bright ray of sunlight glinting off a small round copper coin. I couldn’t miss it! As I leaned over to pick it up the sweet memory of my mother hugging me wrapped … More A Penny From Heaven
This is dedicated to the circle of women in my life, my friends and teachers. You know who you are, and I hope you know you have my deepest gratitude for your presence in my life. With heartfelt love! Elle When I was a young woman I eschewed the company of women in favor of … More The Company of Women
That “I” could disappear! The choice is mine to make Do for all others …and forsake The small, quiet voice inside… The one saying, “please don’t hide” I just keep waiting til “then”…. Until there’s time for me But it seems there’s never a “then” So I Just keep doing this… until someday I see … More My fear?
When I was a child the tea my mother served was Lipton tea, prepared with a tea bag. The Arthur Godfrey show was sponsored by the Lipton Tea company and I remember Arthur telling everyone how delicious it was and how one tea bag would make 3 cups of tea. My mother took him at … More Tea, Mom, and Me
You may or may not choose to celebrate Christmas as Jesus’ birthday, and you may strongly dislike the commercial aspects that surround the holiday; but whatever you believe, I hope you choose to be open to the spirit of the season. For me the spirit of the season is about mindfully setting time aside for … More Christmas Tokens