Come Watch The Sunset With Me

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| By Carolyn Peerman | When was the last time you glowed with pleasure? The real pleasure of watching a sunset with its shimmering hues of gold and orange across the sky is beyond monetary calculation. Take time to enjoy …

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How To Write An Article Without Really Trying

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| By Renée Henning | Everyone has a story to tell. However, most would-be authors work a day job. They may have a fascinating idea for an article. Yet, often, if an editor accepts their proposal to write the article, …

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St. Valentine’s Day and Roses

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| By Susanne Kimball | Along with our need to breathe and eat there is also need to inhabit some small piece of the earth, which becomes the basis for celebration. Whatever other purpose holidays serve, be it political or …

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Rooms Beyond the Walls

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| By Carol Diamond | There were rooms beyond the outside walls of the house, places that were sanctuaries for us in joy or sorrow when we were young, for we were children blessed with parents who allowed us outdoors …

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Memory Lane

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| By Daphne Ruth Darcy | When Morris was dying, I chose to be fully present and prepare for a home death with no heroics or life prolonging measures. To make this work, I juggled many demanding roles: funeral director, …

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Astonishing Riches: Diverse Gifts of Relationships

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| By Janis Gingermountain | The gifts my friends give and share! What a treasure house! My hope is that a little of each woman’s genius and generosity might rub off on me.

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OCDRVIN

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| By Wendy E. Murray | Most drivers know when you pass another car you must check the rear view mirror to make sure there is plenty of space between you and the car behind, before you change back into …

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Red Badge of Courage: Memories of the Sexual Revolution

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| By Anonymous | I was a leader in the sexual revolution of the twentieth century, though I didn’t know it at the time, and have a red badge of courage to prove it. Late 60s through the 70s was …

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Dying to Remember Goodness

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| By Rev. Louisa A. Dyer, MA | I died at age 19, and it wasn’t deliberate as earlier attempts had been. Thank Goodness for miracles even when wrapped in apparently dreadful situations. At age 62 I know that no …

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Taking Back Control

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| By Jacqui Castle | My name is Jacqui, and among other things I am a mother of two beautiful children, wife to a supportive, kind and generous man, and a local writer. The last several years have been a …

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The Healing Power in Facing Your Shadow

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| By Christine Garvin | 2016: What a powerful year it’s been. By powerful, I don’t mean good – Or enjoyable – Or delightful. For many of us, the year was much closer to daunting – Or formidable. But within …

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Thank You, God, for This Terrible Sickness

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| By Faith Teel | Two years ago, my life was nearly perfect. I had a good job at a small business run by good friends. I had boundless energy and in my spare time, my husband and I were …

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What have you Outgrown this Year?

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| By Ryan Jo Summers | I have learned that some lessons are best learned through trials and understood through perspective.

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Endings, Beginnings

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| By Janis Gingermountain | There’s a cold wind now. It’s almost December as I write. Earlier, in mid-October, I got out to the garden with my pick hoe and prepared the garlic bed. Then I separated heads of garlic …

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