Are You a Tree Hugger?

Are You a Tree Hugger?

Are you a tree hugger? I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m one. Not only do I care very much about the environment, but I have also been known to literally hug a tree or two in my time. When I lived in Fort Lauderdale, I became very fond of a particular palm tree that...
Just Smile and Wave

Just Smile and Wave

We can learn so much from kids. I love when I pass the train at Hermann Park and dozens of little hands wave at me. They don’t know me. Our paths will probably never cross again, yet they still reach for that fleeting moment of human connection. Of course, I’m one of...
Drop the Leash

Drop the Leash

Once in a while, I hear something too good not to share. That happened last week at Unity of Houston during the Sunday morning study group for A Course in Miracles. We were talking about the false but prevalent idea that to be happy, we need others to act a certain...
Messenger in a Makeshift Meadow

Messenger in a Makeshift Meadow

Sometimes life gives me the simplest of examples to remind me that changing my perspective changes my experience. Most would describe the view from the third-floor bedroom window of our new home as not very attractive. This window overlooks the patched-up roof of the...
When Spirit Moves You

When Spirit Moves You

A few months after I moved to Houston, it became apparent that the open, loft-style floor plan of the townhouse my partner was renting was not ideal for two people with different lifestyles. Since I often work from home, I also needed a dedicated office space with...