Perspective

Feeling Lucky?

My mom was born in Ireland, and I spent most of my childhood summers there.  It was like a second home.  I loved being surrounded by my family and the culture.  And perhaps it’s the influence of the Irish folklore I grew up with, but there’s a special place in my heart for four-leaf clovers.… Continue reading Feeling Lucky?

You

Got Change?

I haven’t been writing my blogs lately.  It was part writer’s block and part rebellion.  I needed to break free from the self-imposed obligation that I created…my commitment to publish a blog every Monday, come rain or shine.  Writing felt like a struggle and this never-ending New England winter finally got to me.  Cabin fever… Continue reading Got Change?

Appreciation, Perspective, You

Make a Wish!

On my walk the other day, I looked down to see a lone dandelion in its cotton-like seed phase.  Childhood memories flooded my mind, of picking them and blowing the seeds.  As they floated away, so did my wishes…carried off to meet the fairies, who would then set out to grant them.  Ah, carefree days… Continue reading Make a Wish!

Heart, You

Decisions, Decisions

At some point in life, we are sure to be met with a roadblock.  It could be anything: a corporate layoff, an illness, a divorce, a fire or a natural disaster.  Something that happens to you or someone you love, and it stops you in your tracks.  Something that you weren’t prepared for that forces… Continue reading Decisions, Decisions