Monthly Archives: June 2012

Baby Steps are still Steps

Baby Steps are still steps “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” Lao-Tzu Many of us aspire to do great things. Quite apart from raising healthy families and paying our bills, we would like to make a difference in this world. And then we become paralyzed by the knowledge that we […]

International Women’s Day March 2012

Friday Morning Message 3/9/12 So yesterday was International Women’s Day, and we may wonder if we really need a day to reflect on how far women have come. We may think that in our own world we are in charge of our lives, have accomplished plenty, and are not victim of sexism. So what’s the […]

Geography as Destiny FMM 06 01 12

Friday Morning Message 6 01 12 Good Friday morning Facebook Family! I am privileged to be spending time with a new grandbaby, and musing on the circle of life. We study the newborn for signs of familiarity, who does she look like? What kind of personality will she have? What will she accomplish? For the […]

Caring for self: Haiku for Healing

The average nurse wears many caps. Often she is a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife and a friend. She may also be a grandmother, a member of organizations and a student. This is all before she puts on her uniform and goes to work.  And how can you describe what a typical day […]

Fair trade FMM 3 16 12

Fair trade FMM 3 16 12

Eat your veggies!

Easter Message 2012: Beyond Bun and Cheese

Good Friday Morning Message Beyond bun and cheese. The traditions of our childhood help to shape the adults we have become. Aside from the food associated with the holidays were the church services, the hymns, the clothes, and all of the trappings of the seasons. Growing up in Jamaica we had the somber and serious […]

Laughter: Better than medicine 4 12 2012

Friday Morning Message Laughter: better than medicine. Good Friday Morning everyone! Last weekend I was privileged to spend time with a wonderful woman who had just celebrated her 95th birthday. Several times I heard her give a good old-fashioned belly laugh. It was such a wonderful sound. Despite her aches and pains, despite the fact that […]