maitri

maitri …. unconditional friendship with one’s self. “The question is how do you relate when things are uncomfortable? That’s really the question.”   Pema Chodron One of my favorite teachers explains the Buddhist concept of maitri. While I do not claim to be a Buddhist, I have found their practices/teachings to be most helpful in managingContinue reading “maitri”

what is frontal temporal dementia?

  Viewing this via email? Click here to view the video. I attended a family seminar on Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD) and Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA) yesterday at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. It was of particular interest to me as my family carries the familial gene for FTD. I learned a lot, probably more thanContinue reading “what is frontal temporal dementia?”

if the monster wants you…

Thank you Alanna for being real. I am comforted. This talk touched me on so many levels – both my story and my experience as the daughter of parents who both dealt with issues related to dementia. As I wrote in my last post, I have a familial gene for Frontal Temporal Dementia (FTD)….. and likeContinue reading “if the monster wants you…”

living “what is”

  Oh my, I have not written anything on this blog in almost a year. I didn’t realize that I have been away for so long… Much has happened this past year. Some good… some not so good. I will recap my year very briefly to give context for this blog post’s title. A yearContinue reading “living “what is””

holding space

All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well. – Julian of Norwich I came across (on Facebook) this lovely interview from Grace Quantuck that I am pleased to share. Learn more about Grace here. I am a big fan of Heather Plett. Enjoy! In this interviewContinue reading “holding space”

clearing

Clear the clutter ~ When in doubt throw it out. I am the clutter queen when it comes to my office and my sewing room. My eldest daughter often teases me about the fact that I am always cleaning off my desk…. sigh….If I just put everything away at the end of the day itContinue reading “clearing”