To quote my daughter, “There is peace in decision.” And it’s true isn’t it? When I find places for things that have been sitting around without a home; when I make a plan with a friend; when I decide what I’m cooking for the week; when I take action and move my thrift store donations […]

Walk On

The longer I live, the more convinced I am that at least 75% of our success will be attributed to the fact that we kept moving. Not that we just kept busy, necessarily. But more that we kept moving through experiences, instead of getting stuck in them. Do you recognize the places you might be […]

Gathering Light

Keep trying. Keep moving. Keep asking. Keep deciding. Keep rowing. Keep loving. Keep growing. Keep shedding. Keep learning. Keep evolving. Keep praying. Keep soaring. Hope is smiling brightly before you. Close your eyes and see her there! With love, “The mission of Lioness at the Door is to uplift, strengthen and encourage women of all […]

Nurturing Civility

Civility: politeness, courtesy, respect, mannerliness, graciousness, consideration, gentility. Think of what can be lost when a family doesn’t practice civility at home –opportunities to connect; to work as a team; to support one another; to learn patience and self-control. As our culture declines in it’s expectation of and commitment to civility, it becomes even more […]

“Finish It Flaversham!”

Ha! This is one of our family’s most frequent movie quotes. Do you recognize it? It was hissed at the clock maker, Hiram Flaversham, by the evil Professor Ratigan. Do you remember that part of The Great Mouse Detective? Many years ago, I had a conversation with my husband about feeling like I couldn’t keep […]