Saturday, June 3, 2017


Another busy weekend.  Life is interesting isn't it?   Sometimes time goes at the speed of light and then  it moves like thick molasses.  I can tell you this, it seems the older I get, my days are speed of light and not so much molasses.

People often ask me how can I do all that I do.  Honestly most of the time it doesn't seem that big of deal, but then there are days when I ask myself how/why are you doing this.  I think there are a couple of reasons, I believe in a life of purpose.  I believe we all have a reason for being here on this planet and if you want to be happy, then life has to be lived with purpose.  Another reason I stay so busy, I do the things I love.  I love my job, I love being a singer/songwriter, I love gardening, I love painting.

I have a friend who is a monk. He spends his days spreading peace in the corners of the earth where there is little peace.  He says he gets through the rough days, one breath at a time.  That has become a mantra for me on so many levels, one breath at a time.  Because I am a lung patient, my life every day is one breath at a time.  Because I work at an addiction center and think that the last story I heard was the worst and then the next day I hear another one, it is one breath at a time.  Because I am a singer, yoga and meditation teacher, life is one breath at a time.  It is a good mantra to live by.

So when life moves at the speed of light I remind myself to breathe, and I ask myself two questions...
What time is it?  Now.   Where am I?  Here.  Be here now and breathe.  And that my friends, is how I do all that I do.


  1. This was a beautiful post. To breathe is the thing.

  2. People ask me the same question and I say, I just put one foot ahead of the other and move. I'm usually focused on any particular job I do and I'm in the moment. Now I just need to breath. Thanks.
    Hugs, Julia