Personal Power


The Good Old Summer Time Takes on New Meaning

The Memorial Day Folk Music Celebration at Robert Frost’s Connemara Homestead is one of my favorites. Not just because of the outdoor setting, but also because it’s one of the few events I attend that’s guaranteed to attract a multi-generational crowd. The four o’clock screening of “Passion” (biopic about Emily […]


Who’s Looking for You?

Mike and I recently took a Fraud Protection Workshop co-sponsored by AARP and Triad (a local cooperative of Law Enforcement and Social Service Agencies). Although it left me feeling as exposed as when wearing a hospital gown that ties in the back, I do think it’s worthwhile for all of […]


Silver Linings Playbook

Lately I’ve spent a great deal of time talking friends and relatives down from the ledge of anxiety and despair. So many are having extreme difficulty with the overwhelming number of calls to action and requests for donation from worthwhile organizations representing people and causes threatened by the new administration. […]


The Inside Moves The Outside

In the golf instruction I took years ago The Inside Moves The Outside referred to the – ping! – success which resulted from allowing the power and torque of your core muscles to radiate out through your limbs and connect to the ball with force and accuracy. Yesterday in a free workshop by Dementia Care Advocate Teepa […]


April: Life Springs Anew – Are You In On It?

Scary Statistics Currently, nearly 124,000 men, women and children are awaiting organ transplants in the United States. For specific numbers visit unos.org Approximately 71,219 Multicultural Patients* – Minority donors are needed Approximately 1,911 Pediatric Patients* *as of January 2015 April is National Donate Life Month: Get In On It! Register […]


One Heart Feels the Other 4

Attention without feeling, I began to learn, is only a report. An openness — an empathy — was necessary if the attention was to matter. (Mary Oliver, from Our World, 2007)   My mother turned 91 on February 20, 2015, the day after being accepted into Long Island Hospice Care at home. […]


Bury Your Head in the Sand and the Tide Will Carry it Away

So it seems that in order to protect their investment in land along North Carolina’s coast, certain folks are focusing their efforts on denying the rising tides. This article in the Washington Post explains the how and why. I chose the blue footed booby to illustrate this post because that’s […]