Pray for Peace Pray to whomever you kneel down to: Jesus nailed to his wooden or plastic cross, his suffering face bent to kiss you, Buddha still under the bo tree in scorching heat, Adonai, Allah. Raise your arms to Mary that she may lay her palm on our brows, to Shekhina, Queen of Heaven… Continue reading Prayer for Peace in the World
In light of the s**t-storm of the weekend, my heart feels utterly broken. Chris Cornell’s song, “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” pretty much sums up my feelings. How? Why? How? Why? How? Why? are the questions that are bouncing around my head and broken heart. “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” – Chris Cornell Every time… Continue reading Musical Monday: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
On this Veterans Day, I am excited to tell you about a newly launched Silver Lining program to celebrate and honor our veterans. As many of you know, I have been involved with the Santa Barbara-based, nationally-serving Dream Foundation for-what seems like-ever. As a hospice nurse, the organization is incredibly near and dear to my heart… Continue reading Dream Foundation Veteran Program
No, this isn’t a letter from me. It is a super powerful and incredibly poignant letter written by a medical student to his patients. Hope that wasn’t confusing. I was kinda – not kinda, truly – blown away by it and had to share with you. Having been the person on both sides of the bed… Continue reading Letter To My Patients
Every morning on our way to school, my (9 year old!) Baby Girl (her nickname) and I have a jam session in which she is the DJ and I am dance, drive and sing-a-long. My personal favorite in her mix is Best Day of My Life by the American Authors. This song gives me goosebumps… Continue reading Musical Monday: Best Day Of My Life
Audrey Hepburn You know by now that I am a huge fan of Audrey Hepburn’s. Her philanthropy (she worked for UNICEF for 38 years!), uniqueness, laughter (she believed that it was a calorie burner!), and style never cease to amaze and inspire me. She didn’t go for trends or try to reinvent herself each season.… Continue reading Audrey Hepburn
This weekend: Be Happy. These are my wishes for you this weekend!