Organ and tissue donation · Spirituality · Uncategorized

A Reading for the Institute for Spirituality and Health

I was asked to do a reading about my family’s experience with organ and tissue donation for the Institute for Spirituality and Health.  (That’s my sister, Julie, in the photo.) Click here to listen to the podcast. If you like what you hear, feel free to share. April is National Donate Life Month. Click here to… Continue reading A Reading for the Institute for Spirituality and Health

Organ and tissue donation

The Art of Organ and Tissue Donation

On a recent visit to the offices of  LifeGift, Houston’s organ procurement organization, I was struck by the interesting paintings on their walls. They were a bit Paint-by-Numbers, a bit Andy Warhol. I liked them immediately and wanted to know more. When I heard the stories behind the paintings, I was hooked. I asked if I could… Continue reading The Art of Organ and Tissue Donation

Musings · What Matters

On Minimalism (What matters, part 4)

“Stuff!,” my 87-year-old mother exclaims, shaking her hands the air as she paces her five-bedroom home in the Houston suburbs.  “What am I going to do with all this stuff?” Maybe she hopes it will all magically disappear, and a sizable check will float out of nowhere, softly landing on her white, sculpted custom Edward… Continue reading On Minimalism (What matters, part 4)

Mindfulness · Spirituality · Transformation

Honor the Beginning

Happy New Year, everyone!  I wanted to share a few sentences from Melody Beattie’s Journey to the Heart with you.  This is one of my favorite books.  It’s subtitled Daily Meditations on the Path to Freeing Your Soul.  Each day contains a short, well-written, thoughtful message to contemplate.  I love it and highly recommend it. Here… Continue reading Honor the Beginning

Transformation · Transformation Posts · Uncategorized

2016: a year of women, writing

I’m not big on those year-end letters.  You know the ones:  What a year! I am humbled that I was able to make it to the top of Mount McKinley, dodging four avalanches, and in record time!  Junior was unable to make the trip as he was being awarded the Nobel Prize for Microphysics in… Continue reading 2016: a year of women, writing