Peace during pandemic

“Our hearts are nourished by beauty… and good company.”

“Sometimes the best thing we can do is do nothing.”

“Our biggest fear is not just the fear of death but of dying before we have been all we can be.”

Watch this for a little peace during pandemic. 

Appreciating nature

Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge is a quiet medicine for these loud, virulent times.


#StayHome #MaintainSocialDistance


“Remain true to yourself, but move ever upward toward greater consciousness and greater love! At the summit you will find yourselves united with all those who, from every direction, have made the same ascent. For everything that rises must converge.”
― Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

A visit to Santa Barbara

I hadn’t expected to fall in love with the place. In fact, I’d expected to be a little judgy–why does everyone have gates?–and to enjoy visiting my good friend but not to fall in love with where she and her husband live.

But I did.

Santa Barbara, with its lovely mission, whimsical winds, mountains that make a statement but don’t shout. With its deference to nature–you won’t find a hotel on the beach side of the road and the hotels you do find are two-story.

With its fun stuff to do and pretty streets and shops and restaurants.

With Montecito down the street. Bree’osh delighted us with its nummy cheese and mushroom croissants.

It’s a pretty, pretty place. And we all do better when we wake up to beauty.