For the most part of the day he would rather just lie in his bed, his breathing labored, his eyes closed or staring vacantly into the vacuum. Whether by choice or natural process, Read the rest of this entry »

The Ride

The bus pulled to a stop in the wide indentation by the sidewalk. The few people standing by the bus stop sign were staring vacantly away into the distance, sending occasional indifferent glances at the bus that just pulled in. It’s not their destination. Read the rest of this entry »


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I watch the ocean breathe… Read the rest of this entry »

squirrel-resting There’s a squirrel in our yard…. I see it every morning, perched on the loquat tree, or the plum tree, or the peach tree – Read the rest of this entry »

“I believe that everything that happens to you is the greatest thing that could ever happen to you. Everything. Being mugged in an alley. Hit with a brick in the face. Because that is exactly how the universe works. It gives you whatever you are in alignment with, and its all designed to work on the weakest link you have.”

Jim Carrey, Larry King Show 12-15-08

One morning, while she was still in college, my daughter called me. Read the rest of this entry »

(dedicated with love from the Soul to the Self)


 I’ve been holding this candle for you – forever

But you keep opening the door to the draft Read the rest of this entry »





“A stairway was set on the ground and its top reached to the sky, and angels of God were going up and down on it…” (Gen. 28:12)


Jacob’s ladder… I know. It’s risky, practically insane to start a post with a direct quote from the Bible, and the “Old Testament”, at that, but I have to admit – this surrealistic episode is my favorite dream visual of all times… Read the rest of this entry »

A Space in Time


…  And as I watch the stream trickling by,

Licking away all traces of yesterday’s travelers,

Soothing all wrinkles in time

I wonder – If I flow with it,

Would Time be still ?…

Would I ?…




I love family outings. Going out to a restaurant with our kids is particularly enjoyable for my husband and I, not because we like eating out so much, but because we can hold all three of them “hostage” to a plate of a good steak for a couple of hours, long enough to have a decent (albeit often humorous) conversation, without as much “danger” of being “rescued” (i.e. distracted) by phone calls, sudden “urges” to dash upstairs to check email messages or appetite curbed by a desire to go back to the video game….


The trouble is – we have a hard time deciding where to go. Always. Sometimes this indecision takes the wind out of the whole affair and we end up staying put, bringing in Chinese as a last resort… And half of us don’t even like Chinese food…


It happened again today… Read the rest of this entry »

I don’t like mantras. I‘m not into “oms” , ceremonials, chanting etc. I don’t need music for my Yoga practice to be complete. I like the silence. I find it’s easier to “listen to my inner voice” that way. However, I do have “mottos”, or “affirmations”, that I repeat to myself as often as I can and need to, especially when things seem to go a little awry, when my emotions threaten to create an unexpected tidal wave…I find that they help me “ground” myself, recalibrate, regain my balance.

One of my favorite mottos (my own, or, at least – I haven’t read It anywhere yet…I don’t think…) goes as follows:

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