Thursday, September 30, 2010

Subject: thought you would enjoy this

>>>Forwarded to me, by my boss/friend. Enjoy!!!

Someone had just finished taking an evening class at Stanford. The

last lecture was on the mind-body connection--the relationship between

stress and disease. The speaker (head of psychiatry at Stanford)

said, among other things, that one of the best things that a man could

do for his health is to be married to a woman whereas for a woman, one

of the best things she could do for her health was to nurture her

relationships with her girlfriends. At first everyone laughed, but he

was serious.

Women connect with each other differently and provide support systems

that help each other to deal with stress and difficult life

experiences. Physically this quality "girlfriend time" helps us to

create more seratonin--a neurotransmitter that helps combat depression

and can create a general feeling of well being. Women share feelings

whereas men often form relationships around activities. They rarely

sit down with a buddy and talk about how they feel about certain

things or how their personal lives are going. Jobs? Yes. Sports?

Yes. Cars? Yes. Fishing, hunting, golf? Yes. But their

feelings?--rarely. Women do it all of the time. We share from our

souls with our sisters, and evidently that is very good for our

health. He said that spending time with a friend is just as important

to our general health as jogging or working out at a gym.

There's a tendency to think that when we are "exercising" we are

doingsomething good for our bodies, but when we are hanging out with

friends, we are wasting our time and should be more productively

engaged--not true. In fact, he said that failure to create and

maintain quality personal relationships with other humans is as

dangerous to our physical health as smoking! So every time you hang

out to shmooze with a gal pal or sister, just pat yourself on the back

and congratulate yourself for doing something good for your health!

We are indeed very very lucky.

Sooooo let's toast to our friendship with our girlfriends/sisters.

Evidently it's very good for our health.

Thanks, Girls! >>>


I love this boy.
No, not Jimmy Fallon....
Justin Timberlake.
MMM mmm mmm.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


The bee reminds us to extract the honey of life
& to make our lives fertile (productive).
No matter how great the dream is,
there is the promise of fulfillment
if we pursue our dreams.

The Bee is the symbol of accomplishing the impossible.
Aerodynamically, its body is too large for its wings and should not be able to fly.
Although now we understand how it does fly (high rate of wing movement),
the Bee remains a symbol of accomplishing anything you put your mind to.

PS This is a handbag....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

In it.

Only Girl (In The World) by Rihanna

I can feel it now,
Like the leaves allowing the color to come through.
I feel my departure from comfort and setting up for my leap into the unknown.
I am taking that breath, that will carry me through.


Well I won't guess
Whats coming next
I can't ever tell you're
The deepest well
I've ever fallen into
Oh I don't wanna know
Oh I don't need to know
Everything about you
Oh I don't wanna know
And you don't need to know
That much about me
You and I
We might be strangers
How ever close we get sometimes
Its like we never met
But you and I
I think we can take it
All the good with the bad
Make something that no one else has.
-Wilco & Feist-

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Today is a new day.

She decided to free herself,
dance into the wind,
create a new language.
And birds fluttered around her,
writing "Yes" in the sky.

It is here where she must begin to tell her story.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

"The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth." Goldie

Deep breaths.
Today is a bit of a drag.
Literally, my feet are slowly finding its way.
Still putting all the pieces together from last night.
This will take some time.
Honoring the movement.

Monday, September 20, 2010


I have found a very special place that lies outside the hustle and bustle of Boston.
An overwhelming release has come through for me at the end of every visit.
As heavy as its context, it somehow leaves me feeling
{light+ bubbly + sparkly} and the heaviness begins to soften.

I am shedding many layers to envelop more into my life.
So here goes a journey of unraveling, self discovery,
and a little excitement for the uncertainty that the next layer will bring.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I love Sundays, but today is extra special.
>Robyn had a beautiful baby boy this morning!
>Jen, Sean & Tim are on their to Boston to spend the day with me!

Have a gorgeous and happy holiday weekend!

Kylie Minogue - Get Outta My Way (Official Video HD)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Warm home, warm heart

It looks as though a house warming party is in the works
for the Flat on WOodside.